❓❓Why Women Want to Foam Roll during their Menopausal JourneySep 02, 2022
Joint pain and body aches are some of the more common symptoms women may experience during their menopausal journey which can start as early at 35 years old.
While it may be easy to simply accept these new pains as part of the process of aging, I know from working with clients from 30-85 that foam rolling can help relieve and even postpone body aches & pains.
My client Lynne, who just celebrated her 80th birthday is living proof of the power of having a consistent practice to release tight fascia. She was in a wheelchair about 3 years ago and was in so much pain. She knew that was not how she wanted to spend her life.
Slowly but surely, she got out of that wheelchair and is now strutting her stuff – moving with ease and is currently on a 2-week active trip. She looks about 68 and shows no sign of slowing down.
After the after the age of 35, your hormonal story and how you can help....
Regular fluctuation in estrogen and progesterone during perimenopause makes our fascia susceptible to dramatic changes.
Estrogen helps maintain tissue, muscle, and bone integrity.
Fluctuation in estrogen can lead to a less elastic fascia that’s more prone to injury and pain-sensitive.
Progesterone helps relax the connective tissues.
When levels start to dip, they negatively influence your fascia.
How do we know this? A study performed on healthy female athletes showed that they were more injury-prone and had worse performance when they were on their period, when levels of estrogen and progesterone are their lowest.
Estrogen acts as a regulator of muscle energy metabolism.
A cessation of ovarian estrogen production can lead to an overall decline in muscle function and the aging of muscle tissue.
Studies have shown that women treated with aromatase inhibitors to bring cessation to the production of estrogen, often experience musculoskeletal aching and joint pain that reduces when therapy is halted. The explanation for these findings is that a rapid drop in estrogen levels could have a toll on your fascia and thereby enhance nociception.
Whatever stage of the menopausal (peri or post) journey you are on, proactively taking measures to keep your fascia healthy is crucial. It not only helps you move more easily during your days but also prevents chronic aches and pains and offers a lot of other benefits…check them out here.
I created the Get Rid of Aches and Pains, Decrease Your Cellulite and Slim Your Thighs and Waist Program to teach you exactly how to use the roller for every single part of your body and to fall in love with how incredible you will feel by just committing to a rolling practice a couple of times a week.
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I’m a wife and mum, personal trainer, fitness/pilates instructor, Behaviour Change Specialist, Nutrition Coach, Pain-Free Movement Specialist, author of Cookie Dough in the Dark, creator of Vibrant Living Membership - your ONE STOP shop for movement + nutrition + mindset.... among many other things!! I’ve had many issues dealing with the scale going up and down, a muffin top that wouldn’t disappear, emotional eating binges that did not involve carrots and struggling with insecurity! Through all of this I just wanted to feel normal. I wanted to be happy like everyone else!
In my teens and 20’s I wanted the quick fixes, the magic pills, the fairy dust – whatever I could get my hands on to make me a lean, happy and sexy machine. Yup, found out it doesn’t exist. I wanted to cry!! I was so frustrated. I felt like I was going around and around until I was completely exhausted and back at the starting point. And when I talk with other women they feel that way too. So, I delved further into holistic health – the emotional, mental and physical – wrote a book, and have been in this field for many years helping 1000’s of women.
I discovered that by being smarter, not working harder, I could get the results I wanted and also for my clients. It started with some really small shifts that I will share with you over time. With this new knowledge, I felt ALIVE, VIBRANT and COMFORTABLE in my own skin. And my clients felt this way too!
My mission is to continue to help women step into the body they WANT. To feel confident & sexy, in control of their food choices and have their clothes fit just as they should while having the energy to live a VIBRANT life.
Ready to elevate your health? As a certified Behaviour Change & Nutrition Coach, I'd be happy to chat with you. Contact me at [email protected].
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