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Episode 82: Why Midlife Women Are The Forgotten Generation


Why Midlife Women Are The Forgotten Generation with Dr Wendy Sweet

In part 2 of this super rare interview, Dr Wendy Sweet opens up about how midlife women are the FORGOTTEN GENERATION.

Listen to Part 1 here, where we talk about how to avoid gaining weight in menopause.

If you head over to any health and fitness guru, odds are the pictures you’ll see are of women in their 20s or 30s. The problem is what works for women in that age group.

Not only doesn’t work for peri or post-menopausal women, but it is also detrimental to their health and well-being and is a major cause of weight GAIN.

After a long and hugely successful career in the health & fitness industry, Wendy Sweet realised that little was known about the role of exercise and diet during the menopause transition.

It aimed all the information and practice at women in their twenties, and it gave no regard to the changing nature of a woman’s body as she ages.

Menopause Women with Wendy Sweet

After extensive research, including doing her Master’s degree and then a PhD, she discovered the best exercises to support our body during & after menopause.

The ONLY diet that prevents weight gain in this time and how we can avoid insomnia that afflicts so many women.

Dr Wendy Sweet NEVER gives interviews. I was very fortunate to chat with her and get information that is usually only available to her paying clients.

About Today’s Guest Dr Wendy Sweet

PhD, MyMT™, Lifestyle Coach

For over 30 years I have been involved in New Zealand’s health and exercise industry.

Although my original career was as an ICU nurse, and I’m not practising anymore, I re-trained and pioneered the Personal Training industry in New Zealand.

Once I left this industry, I returned to education and not only was I lecturing in sport, exercise, nutrition and health physiology. But I was so interested in how to help people change their lifestyle behaviour that I undertook my master’s studies in this area.

Then I did my doctoral studies at the Faculty of Health, Sports and Human Performance at Waikato University. I desired to better understand how women perceived their ageing and the role of exercise during the menopause transition. I am so pleased that I did!

Because what I discovered was that our menopause transition, when we go into the last hormonal changes that herald at the end of our biological reproductive years, is the time to change our lifestyle in readiness for the next 20-30 years of living we still have to enjoy.

In a different hormonal environment, what we have done in the past to manage our health, energy and our weight may not work anymore. Few health coaches and other professionals understand this because there has been very little research on the menopause transition. In lifestyle changes, we need to make to help us get ready for our future years.

Through my women’s health research, I looked at many of the symptoms that women experience during menopause. I realised that this is the time of our lives that our health can change, and our menopause symptoms may become worse. It happened to me too.

Desperate to turn around my health, weight and symptoms, I set out to untangle the menopause-mayhem jigsaw. We didn’t need to rely on traditional hormone therapies that have been used in the past. Everything I discovered is now in two fabulous programmes called My Menopause Transformation.

Are you ready to re-discover your health, vitality and energy in menopause or post-menopause?

Discover the difference you can make in your life.

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