It’s Fit At Any Age month on Women’s Health, where we’re celebrating women’s evolving health, fitness and wellness needs. And, of course, arming you with the tools you need to feel, perform and look your best - at every age and stage. This week we’re talking about the menopause and perimenopause - stages of life that have gone unspoken about for too long, and might not be as far away as you’d think. The perimenopause (where hormone levels drop, your periods become inconsistent and you can experience a tonne of undesirable symptoms including fatigue, low mood and forgetfulness) tends to start when women are in their early 40s. And, in the case of WH Editor-in-Chief Claire Sanderson, they appeared in her late 30s. In today’s episode she chats to GP and leading menopause specialist Dr Louise Newson about her disorienting journey into the perimenopause and the key lessons she wants all women on - or approaching - that journey to know. Here, they discuss how to spot the signs that you’ve entered a menopausal or perimenopausal phase, and discuss the actions you can take to get back on your game at what is - personally and professionally - such a key time of life.
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