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HIIT and PCOS: Is HIIT safe for hormone health?

Concerned about the impact of HIIT on hormonal balance, especially for those with PCOS? This article delves into whether women with PCOS should avoid HIIT due to cortisol levels and examines if this workout is suitable for those with hormonal conditions such as PCOS. Discover insights and answers to your questions here.
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What is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)?

PCOS affects one in ten women of reproductive age and is one of the most common hormonal disorders. Explore the symptoms, causes, management strategies, and real-life experiences of women with PCOS.
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What is menopause?

Menopause - a significant phase in a female’s life, one that marks the end of reproductive years and for some, can bring about profound physical and emotional changes.
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Finding the Right Fit: Your Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Best Sports Bra for Your Workout

Discover how to select the perfect sports bra with our comprehensive guide. Learn about the importance of a good fit, explore various styles, and get tips on measuring yourself at home for maximum comfort and support. Enhance your workout and protect your breast health with our expert advice.
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Natural Remedies for Menopause: The Power of Phytoestrogens

Phytoestrogens - nature’s solution to easing into menopause. In this article, we dive deep into what phytoestrogens are, how they resemble our own estrogen and the potential they have to enhance your menopause experience. We're not just stopping there; we’ll also guide you through a day's worth of phytoestrogen-rich meals designed to integrate seamlessly into your lifestyle.
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Menopause Belly Fat – Why We Get It & How To Lose It | Expert Advice and Tips

Welcome to a clear, no-nonsense guide on tackling menopause belly fat; an all-too-common issue for many women as they transition through menopause. But what exactly is "menopause belly"? It's the term used to describe the stubborn fat that accumulates around the midsection during menopause due to hormonal changes, natural aging, and shifts in lifestyle. This guide dives into why this happens and offers expert advice on how to manage and reduce lower belly fat effectively.
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Strength Training during Menopause: How, why and the benefits

In this article, we’ll take you through all you need to know about strength training during the menopause: what it is, why it is important, the benefits and how to get started. We’ve even thrown in our favourite strength training exercise for menopause.
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Is Running Good for Menopause?

As women navigate menopause and the changes that it brings, you may turn to running as your preferred form of exercise.  With nearly half of female recreational runners being menopausal age, it is clear why running, with its straightforward nature, anywhere-anytime approach, and effective calorie-burning capability, stands out as a popular choice. But is running the best option during menopause?
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Is Spinning Good for Menopause?

Spinning was THE exercise in the 90’s and early 00’s! It is safe to say that spinning has continued to be a hit in the fitness industry, and is still the go-to workout for many women who fell in love with the spinning hype back then! Life has inevitably changed since then, and many women who were once the youngest in the spinning class are now the veterans of the bike. You may be wondering if spinning is good for the menopause. The short answer is: yes, but there needs to be more than just spinning. Let us explain this for you.
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How to Create the Perfect Pre-Workout Snack

Fuelling up before exercise isn’t just about curbing your hunger - it’s about setting the stage for one of your best performances yet. Just like a car needs the right type of petrol to run, your body needs the right nutrients to power through squats, sprints, and everything in between. Research has shown that if you eat the right pre-workout snack roughly 30-60 minutes before training, you will have a more stable appetite for the rest of the day and provide the energy required for a successful workout…but what makes the perfect pre-workout snack? This article is your go-to guide for making the ideal pre-exercise bite. One that is packed with energy, easy on the stomach, and delicious.
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Fasted or Fed: What is the best for women trying to lose weight

Losing fat and losing weight is a huge topic in the world of fitness, and with health and well-being being even more important now than ever before, there is a lot of talk about the best and fastest way to burn fat or lose weight. With 45% of British women admitting to trying to lose weight at any given time, we thought we’d debunk a common question related to this. Is it better to work out fasted (on an empty stomach), or after having something to eat (non-fasted, or ‘fed’)?
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Is Silicone Bad for Hair and Health? The Effects of Silicone on Each Hair Type

In the realm of haircare, the debate over the use of silicone’s in our hair products has become a polarising topic - leaving many of us wondering: is silicone truly bad for our hair? This ongoing debate has beauty enthusiasts and hair experts divided, with some saying that silicone is the miracle ingredient for sleek and shiny locks, whilst others criticize its potential to cause build-up, weighing the hair down and having negative impact on hair health. Surely this isn’t a one size fits all? In this article, we explore the effect of silicone on a variety of hair textures and what exactly are silicones in our hair products. Our goal is to provide you with a well-rounded insight and equip you with the knowledge needed to navigate its inclusion in your hair care routine, ensuring a decision that best suits you and your individual hair needs.
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International Women’s Day 2024: Inspiring Inclusivity – Bridging the Gap in Women’s Health

achievements and resilience of women around the world, but also a day with a powerful call to action, dedicated to advocate for gender equality and inclusivity in all aspects of life. The theme for International Women’s Day 2024 is “Inspiring Inclusivity”. In this article we honour the spirit of IWD and this years theme, by bringing to your attention some of hard hitting facts of women’s health, explore the barriers that women face to accessing reliable and research-led information, and discuss how every woman deserves to be educated about her health and feel supported in making informed decisions about her health and well-being.
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6 Simple Tips to Manage Menopause and Perimenopause Weight Gain

Navigating menopause and perimenopause doesn’t have to mean accepting unwanted weight gain, such as the dreaded menopause belly fat.
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Why Intermittent Fasting is a NO-NO for Women’s Health

You may have heard of intermittent fasting being the key to weight loss or the best way to control your cravings from a podcast or your favourite influencer on social media. There is no denying, intermittent fasting can help you to lose weight and can be a tool to help those who are struggling with Type 2 Diabetes. However, its impact on female hormones, especially reproductive hormones, is a topic that is not well favoured in scientific research (spoiler alert!). In this article we explore intermittent fasting and it’s effect on female hormones, focusing on reproductive health, menstrual cycles, fertility and overall hormone balance.
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What is Perimenopause? The warm-up to menopause

Perimenopause, the 'warm-up' to menopause...but what is the difference? In this article, we answer that question for you and shed some light on what you can expect during the perimenopause lifestage, delving into the signs and symptoms, duration and start to unravel strategies for effectively managing this challenging time. 
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What is Female Pattern Hair Loss?

A common yet highly unspoken symptom of the menopause and postpartum is changes to the hair - thinning, hair becoming brittle and easy to break, or even looking a little wonky at the hairline.