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Twenty Twenty YOU! Kickstarting good lifestyle habits to power up your menopause

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Ah, the joy of setting New Year’s resolutions! But all too often such good intentions and that sense of optimism are quickly followed by a sense of failure when we quickly find ourselves back on the sofa, hoovering up the leftover chocolates and Baileys. So, check out our video and get ready to make changes to your lifestyle that you’ll really be able to stick to today – and beyond.

But it doesn’t have to be this way!

The key is to establish realistic and sustainable habits, as we heard from our expert panel in our brilliant live event:

  • Dr Clare Spencer, My Menopause Centre Co-Founder and Registered Menopause Specialist & GP
  • Mel Berry, Her Spirit Co-Founder
  • Joanne Bolger, Registered Nutritional Therapist

It was wonderful to see so many of you and share more about the best type of exercise and to help with menopause symptoms. But we were also so intrigued to hear Mel talk about open-water swimming. Have you tried? We’d love to hear your thoughts.

We know it’s easy to make resolutions, but following through with them is the hard part. Joanne talked about ‘adding things in rather than taking them away’ which is such a great way to look at things – especially with food. Maintaining a healthy weight is most definitely not about deprivation!

Thank you to all who posted questions – we had so many on HRT and it was great to hear our own Dr Clare address them. You can find these towards the end of the recording.

Event speakers

Dr Clare Spencer

Dr Clare Spencer

Co- founder, My Menopause Centre and Registered Menopause Specialist and GP


Dr Clare is a registered menopause specialist and an NHS GP. She qualified from Cambridge University and holds Membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners. She initially trained in obstetrics and gynaecology where gained a Doctor of Medicine for research in fetomaternal medicine.

As well as her role as Clinical Director at My Menopause Centre, she currently runs an NHS menopause service and is a GP partner in a practice in Leeds. She is also a British Menopause Society menopause trainer and is involved in educating GPs about the menopause transition through talks, lectures and seminars. Dr Spencer has written menopause training modules and pathways for, the Primary Care Women’s Health forum publication, Her Life Her Health, and the Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust.

Mel Berry

Mel Berry

Her Spirit Co-Founder

Mel founded Her Spirit 2018 with fellow social entrepreneur Holly Woodford (supported by an amazing bunch of women in Nottingham) to challenge the diet and fitness industry and offer a truly holistic solution for every woman.

Mel and Holly are passionate about the benefits of being active, eating well, and looking after your mental health and wanted to create a supportive and inclusive community that helps women of all shapes and sizes to find their mojo and achieve goals they never thought possible.

Joanne Bolger

Joanne Bolger

Registered Nutritional Therapist


Joanne is a Registered Nutritional Therapist who trained at the College of Naturopathic Medicine in London. Her interest in nutrition and natural health was triggered by her own hormonal health issues of endometriosis, fibroids, and subsequent early menopause, and the struggle to find the right advice. She is passionate about educating and supporting women at all stages of their menopause journey and believes that nutrition has a huge part to play in achieving optimal health in midlife.

Helen Normoyle

Helen Normoyle

Co-founder, My Menopause Centre

Helen Normoyle, a self-described women’s wellness champion, is on a mission to raise awareness of the menopause and help empower women with the knowledge they need to embrace this new chapter and thrive. Helen is particularly passionate about supporting women in the workplace and helping employers understand the benefits of having a positive menopause policy.

Prior to co-founding My Menopause Centre with Dr Clare Spencer, she held Chief Marketing Officer roles across the healthcare, beauty, broadcast, furniture and property sectors with Boots, the BBC, DFS and Countrywide respectively.

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