Exploring the FAQs of the Perimenopause – The Happy Menopause Podcast
To kick off Season 5, we’re looking at the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) of the perimenopause and menopause. Because let’s face it, we’ve all got questions and there are some subjects that you might not feel too comfortable asking about. But fear no more! I’m chatting to the brilliant Julie Robinson, founder of MenoHealth and Move It Or Lose It, who’s helped thousands of women over the years. Her new book has collated some of the most common (and some not so common!) questions and concerns and she’s worked with a number of experts to provide the answers.
FAQs on Menopause: Your Questions Answered is a great little book and I’d urge you to add it to your bookshelf, because you won’t regret it. In this episode, I pulled out a selection of questions from the book which cover some of the burning issues familiar to so many of us as we go through perimenopause and menopause.
We discuss anxiety, facial hair, HRT, joint pain and managing the menopause at work and Julie shares some really sound, practical advice on how to manage all of these. She’s kind, funny, engaging and has the unbeatable knack of making exercise fun!
Julie has made it her life’s work to get women and girls of all ages moving more, to support our physical and mental health and wellbeing. She founded MenoHealth after her own experience of early menopause, so this is a woman who knows all about the challenges of this phase of life. Julie is a real breath of fresh air and I absolutely loved chatting to her, so tune in to hear more about those key questions that so many of us struggle with.
Buy Julie’s book FAQs on Menopause: Your Questions Answered
Find out more about her Move it Or Lose It programme.
Julie has dedicated her career to helping women to stay active and healthy. Formerly a PE teacher she ran a women’s dance and fitness club before establishing Move it or Lose it, an award-winning training company that has positively impacted the lives of millions of older people enabling them to embrace a longer, better quality of life.
Recognising the need for greater awareness and support around menopause, she took a leap forward by founding MenoHealth—an initiative focused on educating, inspiring and empowering people to openly discuss and take control of their menopause.
Julie’s refreshing and positive approach to menopause quickly garnered attention which led to her appearing on BBC Breakfast’s Wake Up to the Menopause campaign and speaking on stage at This Morning Live’s show to share her experience and guide others through their menopause journey. Publishers Hodder and Stoughton recognised her expertise and commissioned her to write FAQs on Menopause. This book provides an invaluable resource for navigating menopause where no question is deemed too big, too small or too embarrassing.
In addition to her entrepreneurial achievements, Julie’s altruism shines through her voluntary work. Her exceptional fundraising efforts have generated over £1 million for a national breast cancer charity, earning her the well-deserved Woman & Home magazine Inspirational Women Award.