Menopause is a natural phase in any woman’s life that marks the end of her menstrual cycles and reproductive years that most women experience between the age of 45 to 55. This guide will share the key information you need to know if you are going through the menopause and how lifestyle changes can ease your transition.
ver wondered how stress affects your physical health? Join our panel of Uniquely Health Clinicians for an engaging talk to understand more about stress and hormones.
Our expert speakers will delve into the fascinating world of hormones, with a particular focus on cortisol’s vital role in the body’s stress response before exploring effective strategies to manage and regulate cortisol levels naturally through various lifestyle techniques.
Hormones play a key role in regulating our emotions and overall bodily functions including the feeling of happiness. Explore how you can help regulate the key happy hormones: dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin and endorphins.
Like nutrition and exercise, sleep is another key area in our lives that affects our health both physical and mental/cognitive. As such we should always try and check with ourselves what our sleep pattern looks like and if we are happy with our sleep quality and quantity. For some, just getting enough hours of sleep in doesn’t’ mean it is sufficient for them whereas for others, a smaller amount of sleep might just be enough.
Gender differences in metabolic rate, reproductive functions and body structures mean women have more complex nutritional needs than men do. Adult women differ from men in their nutritional requirements predominately for biological and physiological reasons such as their hormonal changes across lifespan, adiposity, their menstrual cycle, pregnancy, menopause (13). It is crucial to consider sex-specific differences in nutritional status for the impacts of diet, body weight, and energy balance on nutritional advice and dietary supplement use at different phases of life.
One of the most debated food groups in the media is carbs. Widely used terms such as “good carbs”, “bad carbs” and trends such as “carb-loading” and “carb-free diets” can be misleading, leaving us confused and anxious about what we are actually eating and whether it is good for us. In this Q&A session with a Uniquely Health dietitian we unravel the mysteries of carbohydrates together.
Historically, public health has dealt with populations as a whole – a one-size-fits-all approach. Instead, tailoring health solutions to an individual can enable people to look at their health in the context of their own life. Through taking a holistic and preventative approach we can support people to understand their own risks, both in their genetic make-up and from their personal behaviours to empower them to make positive changes.
Feeling tired and sluggish? If so, you may be deficient in the ‘sunshine’ vitamin! Vitamin D is vital for strong bones, pain-free joints, a healthy immune system and even good mood. So how can you get enough?
How often have you added ‘Eat cleaner’ or ’Join the gym’ to your New Year’s Resolutions? And how often have you managed to achieve these goals? Research shows that despite good intentions, only a small percentage of people follow through…