From weight gain to hair loss and adult acne, Lorraine Candy and Trish Halpin explore every aspect of midlife wellbeing, as well as tackling the question they’re most frequently asked: How can I get more sleep? As women experience the hormone fluctuations associated with peri-menopause and finally menopause, their bodies change and symptoms can affect every area of their life. It’s a confusing time, but by sharing their own personal experiences and interviewing health and wellbeing experts, Trish and Lorraine tackle all these dilemmas, offering support and practical solutions in every episode.
Relying on the latest research and science behind changes in health during midlife, they recommend evidence-based practises across nutrition, fitness, mindfulness, insomnia, skin problems, weight gain or loss, anxiety, depression and sleep hygiene. Experts such as sleep psychologist Kathryn Pinkham and Chinese Medicine practitioner Katie Brindle share their own midlife journeys too, and how they have personally alleviated symptoms to boost their health and wellbeing.
Because many midlife women prioritise the wellness of those around them- partners, children, ageing parents - over themselves, Lorraine and Trish are making it their mission to change this mindset and ensure their listeners have the knowledge, tools and services they need to be happy, healthy, fit and confident. They handpick and try out new techniques to explore for midlife women as well as enlisting the help of renowned therapists like Julia Samuel and nutritionists like Jane Clarke, who share their valuable knowledge on how to set boundaries, shift mindsets and discover shortcuts to healthy living.
The mind and body are entwined and this relationship comes under heavy fire during midlife, armed with the right facts women can enjoy a whole new glow as they enter this second stage of life.
The nutritionist Jane Clarke joins Lorraine and Trish to explain why things can go barrel-shaped with our bodies once we hit our forties, and why we just can’t cut it on the lady petrol (aka rosé) any more. Find out how to write a food diary and the tweaks you can make to boost your mood and energy levels.
Not being able to drift off and waking up in the 3am worry zone, poor sleep is the bane of many women's lives (especially when you throw in a hot flush or two). Lorraine and Trish talk to sleep psychologist Kathryn Pinkham about what we need to do to break the cycle and get a good night's rest every night.
Lorraine and Trish kick start 2021 with their shortcuts to positive thinking and the health tests every midlife woman should be having this year. Meanwhile, special guest Katie Brindle explains how a daily self-care regime based on Chinese Medicine can help boost immunity, relieve peri-menopause symptoms and deliver glowing skin too.
Lorraine & Trish talk to health and fitness expert Amanda Thebe about how to get stronger and leaner and the impact it can have on our midlife minds and bodies. They also discuss the rise of ‘grey drinking’ and ask should you be reassessing your relationship with alcohol?
From coping with meno rage to getting out of a mindset rut, plus the power of setting family boundaries and saying no, best-selling author and psychotherapist Julia Samuel shares the emotional tools every woman needs in midlife.