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I love researching, writing, and sharing knowledge.

Here are a few of my published articles. I hope you enjoy them and find value in the information. 

Stay curious, unafraid, and armed with knowledge!

KEEPING THE MIND HEALTHY IN MENOPAUSE

Austin Fit Magazine, October 2022

The mindfulness aspect of exercise is often overlooked. Practicing mindfulness (hopefully every day) can positively impact the physical, mental, emotional, and overall quality of life experience of menopausal women.

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BODY IMAGE IN MENOPAUSE

IDEA Fitness Journal, Winter 2022

During menopause, women experience a hormonal shift that can often be detrimental to their quality of life and body image. Physical changes in appearance, such as graying hair and wrinkles, are a normal part of aging. But during menopause, the challenges go beyond the purely physical aspects.

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BONE HEALTH DURING MENOPAUSE

 

Menopause Life Magazine, Autumn 2022

Did you know that one in two women will break a bone in their lifetime due to osteoporosis? Women comprise the largest percentage of people affected by osteoporosis. 

It's never too early or too late to start working on bone strength, but it can be intimidating. 

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The Benefits of Resistance Training During Menopause

I’ve been a fitness pro for 20 years and have been exclusively working with menopausal clients for over a decade. One of the most common comments I hear is, “I don’t understand what’s happening with my body. I’m doing what I’ve always been doing, but the pounds and belly fat seem to increase.” Women feel like strangers in their own bodies; I can completely relate. 

Having some basic information about menopause and how excellent resistance training is will make a world of difference. So let’s dive in!

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TRAINING THROUGH THE TRANSITION

IDEA Fitness Journal, 9(11), 40-47

What does current research say about the effects of physical activity on perimenopause?

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EXERCISES FOR CLIENTS WITH OSTEOPOROSIS

IDEA Fit Tips, May, 2018

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CREATE AN INCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS

IDEA Fitness Journal, 9, 40-47

Look beyond the inner circle of fitness clientele when aspiring to change lives. An in-depth look at understanding the needs of special populations such as people with obesity, pregnant women, people with chronic conditions/disabilities and older adults. Additionally, a sidebar addresses the transgender population.

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BONE HEALTH: A PRIMER

IDEA Fitness Journal, 15(6)

An in-depth look at bone health and the role of diet & exercise on bone health.

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FUNCTIONAL AGING AND HORMONE HEALTH

IDEA Fitness Journal, 15(11)

What role does the endocrine system play in healthy aging and optimization of exercise programming?

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BONING UP ON SKELETAL HEALTH

IDEA Fit Tips, 16(7)

A strong skeleton is just as important as a healthy heart. This article is an intro into bones.

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BEHAVIOR CHANGE SCIENCE: HELP CLIENTS STICK WITH THEIR PROGRAM

American Fitness, 37(1), 29-36

An overview of research on current theories, models, and techniques that sheds light on the secrets to lasting success.

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STAND UP TO CHILDHOOD OBESITY: HOW FITNESS PROS CAN IMPACT  THE FUTURE

American Fitness, Winter 2020

Learn the science behind the sources of this troubling trend, its sobering effects on children’s quality of life, and the steps you can take to help set up youth for lifelong health.

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GET SOCIAL WITH SENIORS

IDEA Fitness Journal, 15(1)

Exploration of the role of socialization in exercise in older adults and how wearable technology can be used to increase socialization and fitness.

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EXERCISES TO EASE MENOPAUSE SYMPTOMS

CircleAround August 2020

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DIET, EXERCISE, AND BONE HEALTH

IDEA Fit Tips May, 2018

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WHEN EATING ISN’T SIMPLE

IDEA Fitness Journal, 10, 23-29

Understand the differences between eating disorders and disordered eating, and learn what you can do to support clients.

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PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND QUALITY OF LIFE THROUGH THE MENOPAUSAL TRANSITION

This research was conducted as part of my doctoral studies and evaluated the impact of physical activity on the quality of life of women transitioning through menopause. 

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