In this video, I interview Sam Palmer, a Menopause Fitness & Health Expert who has been working in female health and fitness for the last 23 years. She is passionate about making fitness fun, functional, and female orientated, offering a whopping 11 classes a week and delivering nine of them – all of her classes are dedicated to women over 45. She’s also founded a women-only running club, and was the running coach of the year for the UK in 2014.
0:06 Sam Palmer’s introduction
1:13 Do women tend to not like fitness?
2:04 The many fitness activities offered to women over 45
9:33 What made you decide to move into the menopause fitness space?
11:33 Is menopause considered the third age?
13:01 How does a menopause fitness course differ from a regular fitness course?
14:12 What’s the best type of exercise for midlife women?
19:33 How often should we exercise?
20:28 Which tracker do you use?
21:34 What is your favourite type of exercise?
23:36 How much does exercise impacts menopause symptoms, for example bone density
27:25 My biggest problem has been anxiety, and exercise helps me a lot
28:20 5-min fitness hacks if you’re new to exercise
28:59 Do you think fitness alone is sufficient for managing menopause symptoms
30:15 The case of constipation
31:08 Can you share elements of your menopause journey, since you knew what was coming?
36:41 Knowing what you know today, what do you wish you’d known 5 years ago?
37:26 What is your best tip for menopause?
41:23 Who should I interview next?
42:20 Thanks and farewells
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