The Positive Perimenopause Podcast

#19 Making a Positive Difference through Menopause

September 07, 2022 Polly Warren Episode 19
The Positive Perimenopause Podcast
#19 Making a Positive Difference through Menopause
Show Notes

This week I talk to two inspiring women, Michele Smith and Loretta Dignam, who were brought together through their own negative experiences of peri/menopause and who both have a super positive vision for the future.

Both women felt completely unprepared for their own menopause and were determined to stop this happening for others.  They want to shatter the stigma around menopause and improve menopause care for all.  

So from two different continents, The Stride by Side Virtual Global Walk was born to  help women get better information, education and research around menopause.

Loretta and Michele's enthusiasm and dedication to this work is a fine example of how our generation of women are not prepared to accept the taboo of menopause any longer and are coming together not only to improve the lives of menopausal women today but also for future generations! 

In this conversation, you'll discover:

  • What is Stride by Side and how it came about
  • Why they chose 50,000 steps
  • Why walking is particularly good for us during midlife
  • How testosterone can be the missing piece for some women
  • Where the money raised is going and why
  • How you can get involved

The Stride by Side walk is taking place throughout October.  To register go to:

The money raised will be going to:

Women's Brain Initiative
Dr Lisa Mosconi and her team are doing cutting edge research on the effects of menopause during ageing in order to prevent, delay and minimise the risk of Alzheimers.

The Menopause Hub
Ireland's first dedicated menopause clinic and their research into the role of testosterone in women's health.

Let's Talk Menopause
A new US based nonprofit invested in changing the conversation around menopause so women get the information and the healthcare they deserve.

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