“I advocate a combination of exercise, good nutrition and community support”
Julie Robinson has spent her career helping women to stay active and healthy. Formerly a PE teacher, she ran a women’s dance and fitness club before establishing Move it or Lose it, an award-winning training company helping older people to enjoy active, happier lives. She then went on to create Menohealth a unique, endorsed programme that empowers women to take control of menopause.
Julie’s passion for her work is born out of her own experience of having a hysterectomy aged 36 in 1996. By the age of 40, Julie was in early menopause but there was no support or information available and she just put up with the many and various symptoms. When looking for advice on exercise, wellness and protecting bone health after this experience, Julie realised there was very little out there to help and support women like her.
“I advocate a combination of exercise, good nutrition and community support and am always keeping an eye out for natural therapies that I can trust and recommend to my members,” says Julie. “When I came across Marodyne LiV I was intrigued but couldn’t hand-on-heart recommend it until I’d tried it myself.”
“Regular use of the device keeps your bone health top-of-mind.”
Julie enjoys the sensation of the Maroydne LiV and uses it each day to complement her regular fitness routine. “I find the gentle vibrations very pleasant and the 10 minutes go quickly,” she says. “I’m always on the go and busy so like the fact the Marodyne LiV makes me stand still for a while – but I can still check emails or answer messages while using it.”
Julie’s work centres on matching physical activity to stages of life. Her Menohealth programme is aimed at women going through menopause, mainly in their 40s and 50s while her Move it or Lose it programme is for older people and those with osteoporosis, typically in their 60s and 70s.
“What I love about Marodyne LiV is its versatility and the fact you can safely use it from mid-life to later life. I like the idea of doing something good for your bones each day and regular use of the device keeps your bone health top-of-mind.”
As a collaborating partner with the Centre for Healthy Ageing Research at University of Birmingham, Julie translates the latest research into practical applications. She has developed a CIMSPA endorsed training programme called FABS (Flexibility, Aerobic, Balance and Strength) combining exercises which are proven to reduce frailty and help people to live longer.
She considers Marodyne LiV as an ideal practical solution for people that sits alongside her advice for keeping active and healthy.
Julie’s work is wholly based on people’s trust so she will never recommend or suggest anything that she hasn’t tried herself and researched fully.
“At the moment, I’m fit and well for my age but am not complacent,” says Julie. “I’m using Marodyne LiV to protect my bone health and can see myself using it long into the future to support my bones as I age.”
We can’t ignore the damaging impact osteoporosis has on women’s lives
Up to 80% of us will experience osteoporosis in our lifetimes
To protect patients and healthcare providers, we need to focus on preventing the causes of osteoporosis, not treating the outcomes
We are working together with Menohealth to create a society free from osteoporosis. Julie Robinson, founder of Menohealth, shares our ethos that prevention is better than ‘cure’ when managing menopause symptoms and actively encourages women to take control of their bodies at this time of their life.
“I’m reassured by the fact Marodyne LiV is clinically approved to prevent and combat osteoporosis and the science backing its effectiveness looks strong,” says Julie. “As a 100% natural way to boost bone health, Marodyne LiV sits well alongside our stance here at Menohealth of taking a holistic approach to healthcare. I have no hesitation in recommending women look at using Marodyne LiV alongside making healthy diet and lifestyle choices during menopause.”
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