Join Turo Virta in a rebroadcast episode of FitMitTuro Fitness Podcast featuring Amanda Thebe, a personal trainer, nutrition coach, and author of "Menopocalypse." This insightful conversation delves deep into the often-overlooked aspects of menopause, hormonal changes, and their profound impact on women's health.
As Amanda shares her journey, beginning in her 40s and feeling like a role model for women undergoing menopause, the discussion unfolds with transparency and vulnerability (0:02). Recurring episodes of vertigo and the search for answers become the catalyst for Amanda's exploration of perimenopause symptoms.
Discover the nuances between perimenopause and menopause (4:57), unraveling the complexity of hormonal fluctuations that can last up to a decade. Amanda sheds light on the often-unpredictable symptoms affecting women's bodies and minds.
Intriguingly, the conversation navigates through menopause treatment options, including hormone replacement therapy (15:11). Amanda and Turo Virta candidly discuss the benefits, risks, and personal experiences, fostering a deeper understanding of a crucial aspect of women's health.
The episode takes an empowering turn towards holistic wellness (20:18). Amanda advocates for a multi-pronged approach, intertwining psychological treatment and lifestyle changes to achieve comprehensive well-being.
Honesty, integrity, and scientific accuracy take center stage (27:01), as Turo Virta and Amanda stress the significance of truthful information in the health and wellness industry. Both share personal experiences of growth and evolution in their understanding of health.
Weight gain during menopause becomes a pivotal topic (31:08), challenging societal narratives. Amanda opens up about her struggles, emphasizing the need for a supportive and non-judgmental approach.
The narrative expands to encompass the impact of menopause on body composition, metabolism, and muscle mass (36:32). Amanda and Turo Virta advocate for strength training, not just as a physical exercise but as an empowering tool for midlife women.
Fitness training tips and self-care priorities for menopausal women take the spotlight (45:42). Turo Virta encourages a balanced approach, emphasizing results, form, and the importance of listening to one's body.
The episode culminates with insights into fitness, nutrition, and mental well-being during menopause (51:46). Turo Virta and Amanda stress the importance of consistency, realistic goals, and the holistic benefits of activities like hiking.
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