"Employers are losing around one in six people due to lack of support in relation to their menopause symptoms, and a further 6% have left work." (Source: The Fawcett Society)
"It is important to support staff through every stage of the menopause" (Source: Acas)
"When developing a menopause policy, it's important to highlight
"what support is available to staff affected by it." (Source: Acas)
"Approximately13 million women in the UK are perimenopausal or postmenopausal." (Source: Menopause Support)
"It is known that eating well, exercising and looking after your mental wellbeing can help symptoms during perimenopause and menopause. It can also help you keep as well as possible in the future." (Source: NHS: Things you can do: Menopause)
Information vs. Action
Do you have a menopause policy? Do you provide menopause awareness training in your workplace?
What about health & fitness education? Practical steps that your workforce can take to reduce the impacts of perimenopause and menopause.
Through providing education around menopause you are fulfilling a duty of care toward employees.
But how does this information work on a practical level? What is the purpose of the training? Are you supporting your workforce to create positive change to health outcomes?
To avoid the perception of menopause training as box-ticking, It's vital that you support your workforce to understand the steps that they can take to potentially reduce the impact of menopausal symptoms, and to make clear how you can support people to put these steps into practice.
This creates a mutually beneficial situation for employer and employee, as health outcomes are improved.
I understand this kind of programme can be time-consuming to compile, and requires a specialised approach.
This is where I can help.
As a CIMSPA-certified perimenopause and menopause personal trainer & mindfulness and nutrition coach, I can empower your employees to make changes in a realistic and sustainable way.
My approach is based around the promotion of health and the prevention of disease, and I offer a comprehensive package, the elements of which are detailed below. I am able to tailor the package and delivery to meet the needs of your workforce.
Nourish, Move, Live: how making changes to your nutrition and fitness, with a focus on health goals, (rather than weight goals) can create sustainable lifestyle fitness changes during perimenopause & menopause.
Meno (don't) pause: practical steps you can implement to change your life, including example exercises and how to create a sustainable fitness plan. Including optional blood pressure, BMI, waist-to-hip, resting heart rate & fitness tests.
Don't ignore your pelvic floor: the importance of pelvic floor health, the implications of not taking care of your pelvic floor and how you can improve outcomes.