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Author: marialuque@me.com

When most individuals talk about core training, they are thinking of exercises that will give them the “six‐pack”. But the “core” is much more than just the rectus abdominis (a.k.a “six‐pack”) and external obliques. It is composed of muscles that support the lumbo pelvic‐hip complex...

Women often shy away from lifting heavy for the fear of getting too bulky when in fact lifting heavy can make you stronger and leaner without adding size. For this to happen, use a weight that you can only lift for 5 or fewer repetitions....

The answer is a resounding YES!! I’m currently catching up on Netflix’ The Crown (yes, I know I’m late). All the tea drinking in the show has piqued my interest in the popularity of tea and if and how tea might be beneficial for menopausal women....

Add some spinach for bone health My “MENOPAUSE MENU” series is dedicated to exploring foods that can be easily assimilated into your diet and that have health benefits specific to menopause and aging. Popeye has known it all along. Spinach has superpowers!! And now there is...

How important is protein consumption during menopause? My “MENOPAUSE MENU” series is dedicated to exploring foods that can be easily assimilated into your diet and that have health benefits specific to menopause and aging. I’ve been a fitness pro for 20 years now and the topic...

HRT is still one the most effective yet most controversial menopause treatments When it comes to the health and wellbeing of women in midlife, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is the big elephant in the room. Depending on who’s talking, HRT is either the most effective treatment...

Reduces CVD Risk in postmenopausal women My “MENOPAUSE MENU” series is dedicated to exploring foods that can be easily assimilated into your diet and that have health benefits specific to menopause and aging. Besides warding off vampires and werewolves, which is of course extremely important, garlic...

Is supplementation beneficial for menopause symptoms? My “MENOPAUSE MENU” series is dedicated to exploring foods that can be easily assimilated into your diet and that have health benefits specific to menopause and aging. Menopause is a normal part of aging with various symptoms ranging from hot...

Are you picking The Right Exercise Type for You? Menopause is bad. Exercise is good.  More exercise is the solution! Is that it? It’s not quite that simple, although most things you will read will tell you that any form of physical activity is helpful. There is a lot of...