Your Best Life: The Importance of Self Care for a Healthy, Happy Menopause
Do you spend most of your time thinking about and looking after other people? It’s something women seem hardwired to do, but how good are you at looking after yourself and putting your health and happiness first? Our nurturing gene seems to have a blind spot when it comes to our own well-being, yet the menopause is the very time when self-care is incredibly important. “Your health in those 10 years before the menopause can actually affect how easy your transition is through it.” Wise words indeed from this month’s guest!
In this episode I speak to Dr Louise Wiseman, a former GP, now health writer and motivator for women, whose first book Your Best Life – A Doctor’s Secret Guide to Radiant Health Over 40 is due for release in Summer 2020. Louise has researched and written about all aspects of women’s health alongside the process of healthy ageing and has worked with specialists at the forefront of their fields. She’s interviewed 45 prolific women for the book, to see how ‘real women think’ and what influences their attitudes to health and life over 40. The result is a fascinating snapshot of female life, alongside evidence-based information to empower you to live your best life possible, whatever your age!
Louise and I discuss the importance of self-care and empowering women to put themselves and their health at the top of the list, because this is your time and both you and your loved ones will benefit if you’re feeling strong, happy and confident.
You can find out more about Louise and the work that she does by visiting her website.
Louise is the resident medical writer for Frank Magazine.
Other Useful Links &Resources
Royal Osteoporosis Society
Find a specialist menopause doctor via the British Menopause Society
Building Strong Bones for the Menopause & Beyond, podcast
Dealing with Menopausal Anxiety, Overwhelm & Brain Fog, podcast
Managing the Menopause at Work, podcast
Managing Stress Incontinence (Or How to Stop Leaking), podcast
Positive Pause – menopause information website
Va Va Voom: the 10-Day Energy Diet
The Right Bite: Smart Food Choices for Eating on the Go