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Let's start Flipping 50 with the energy and the vitality you want for this second half! I solve your biggest challenges and answer questions about how to move, what to eat, and when, along with the small lifestyle changes that can make the most difference in the least amount of time. Join me and my expert guests for safe, sane, simple solutions for your second (and better) half!

Dec 28, 2021

It’s that time of year! Time to countdown the top 10 Flipping50 Podcasts for Menopause Health & Fitness in 2021! It’s all based on your votes by downloads.

All things considered, not a big deal. It does show I didn’t have a good vision. I couldn’t have imagined that we’d be approaching 2 million downloads or supporting a community of over 250,000 women in menopause. Many of you came from my YouTube channel, or Facebook or saw Flipping50TV episodes. Some of you “met” me from my TEDx talk.

Wherever we met, I’m grateful – for you and for the stories you share, the questions you ask, that all help someone else. It takes a village and each individual in it.

So, let’s do this… as any respectable Iowa girl would do it, Letterman style.

The 10th Top Flipping 50 Podcast for Menopause Health & Fitness is….

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#10 When Your Menopause Calorie Deficit Backfires

Eat less, exercise more, so goes the dogma. It’s wrong. Dead wrong. Are you eating enough for your fitness to stand a chance getting the rewards you want?

#9 Are You Strong Enough? If the Unthinkable Happens

This is an interview episode with Pam who was a part time group fitness instructor for 2 decades when an accident tested how truly fit she was and changed the value of her health.

#8 Total Body or Split Routine Strength Training in Menopause

I’m both glad and a bit alarmed about this one making the top 10 podcasts for menopause health & fitness list this year. Glad because this rumor and strategy is potentially limiting progress, keeping you exhausted, and ignoring science. Alarmed because it tells me that a lot of fitness professionals – or at least fitness marketers – are suggesting you work out as a body builder or figure competitor in midlife which has a strong potential to wreak havoc with your hormones.

Bottom line, is it is always about evidence of monitoring your body fat and muscle, your sleep, stress, belly fat, and energy levels just to name a few, that should determine if it’s working for you.

#7 Where to Start Exercise | Ask the Menopause Fitness Expert

By the way if you’re listening to the Top 10 Menopause Podcasts for Health & Fitness at the end of 2021 or beginning of 2022, I have a couple resources for you. First, it’s my annual tradition to do a Planning session with you Live on Facebook between Christmas and New Years.

There’s a Virtual Retreat happening January 8th you can still get in on until it closes on the 5th.

And STRONGER – my 12-week strength program and the CAFÉ Flipping50 membership are open for limited time. Links in the show notes

So there’s something for everyone, if you just want FREE, you know you need support and this feels like a good fit.. or you’re just saying YES to yourself and jumping into the membership while we’re open.

#6 How to Time Protein for Optimal Muscle & Recovery

Any talk about protein and muscle or fat is a hot topic for us here. So, this detailed podcast will explain the importance not just of what, but of when you eat. Distributing protein correctly around your workout and throughout the day is far more beneficial than allowing an app to tell you that you hit a number at the end of the day. Learn more about your midlife energy needs in this podcast.

The 5th Top Flipping 50 Podcast for Menopause Health & Fitness is…

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#5 What’s at the Core of Your Menopause Belly Woes?

Is it fat? Is it bloat? Is it lack of muscle tone?

If it’s fat, from where? If it’s bloat, from where?

#4 Total Body Workouts vs Total Body Exercises

Based on your goals

Based on your hormone, joint, ligament status and health history

I look at menopause as a sport. Here’s how to train.

#3 7 Secrets to More Muscle in Menopause

If you can lift heavy, you should. But what if you can’t? How to reach fatigue and be successful when you can’t go heavy is what this episode is all about.

#2 Blunt Fitness Facts as We Age | Real Talk Interview

In this interview episode, I chat with Susan Niebergall who enjoyed a career as a school counselor and then became interested in fitness. As so many others do, she first solved her own challenge with midlife. She’s a straight talker, and we openly tackle myths and mindset crazy-ness that infects midlife women.

#1 Plant vs Animal Protein for Midlife Women | Ask the Experts

Protein, really any food-flavored conversation, is a popular topic among women in midlife. So it’s no wonder that this one hit the top #1 podcast for 2021. Another interview episode this one with the team at Wise & Well. Maria Claps and Kristen ___________ and I break down the reason behind advocating for animal protein for hormone support. It may ruffle your feathers, it may confirm what you thought or your body was telling you, but either way I think you’ll be glad you listened.

BONUS: The Menopausal Woman Interview with Dr Christiane Northrup

Putting this episode that’s been out for less than 7 days up against episodes that have run for more than 11 months is a little unfair. I know from the early comments across our social media sites that this episode is on its way to being a top 10 podcasts for menopause health & fitness.

And … My Personal Favorite… Episode #500

How I’m Dealing with Grief and Beyond