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March 7, 2024 63 mins
Are you navigating the twists and turns of perimenopause and beyond? Traditional exercise advice often misses the mark for women in this phase, mostly because its source is research focused on men.  In today’s episode, we're joined by the acclaimed Dr. Stacy Sims, a leading expert on women's exercise science. Stacy delves into how menopause affects our exercise responses, and she offers strategies to adapt your fitness routine for optimal health during and after menopause. Ready to transform your approach to health and fitness? Tune in for expert insights and actionable tips. Dr. Stacy Sims is an exercise physiologist and nutrition scientist who researches exercise performance and nutrition with a focus on women’s health and performance. She holds a Ph.D. in exercise physiology and sports nutrition from the University of Otago, and she did a postdoc at Stanford, where she remains an adjunct faculty member. Stacy is also a research associate at the AUT Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand. 🌱 Try our new plant based wholefood supplement - Daily 30 *Naturally high in copper which contributes to normal energy yielding metabolism and the normal function of the immune system Learn how your body responds to food 👉 zoe.com/podcast for 10% off Timecodes: 00:00  Introduction 00:34  Quickfire questions 03:39  Menopause and perimenopause explained 08:23  What happens when oestrogen levels change? 11:28  When does perimenopause start to happen? 14:15  What is the role of exercise in menopause? 17:00  What are hot flushes? 20:20  How can exercise have a positive impact on menopause? 21:57  What are the best exercises to do? 25:20  You are NOT going to get bulky lifting weights! 28:36  Alternatives to going to the gym     33:08  What is high-intensity training? 41:32  What is the minimum exercise needed to have a positive health impact? 47:27  How does fasted training affect women? 51:36  Summary Mentioned in today’s episode: Hailey Happens Fitness Les Mills Train with Joan And these books by Dr. Stacy Sims: Next Level  Roar Have feedback or a topic you'd like us to cover? Let us know here. Episode transcripts are available here.
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