As the days grow darker, top up your levels of vitamin D
Women’s levels of physical activity tend to decline after menopause and a new study1 suggests why. Researchers made a connection between the drop in ovarian hormone levels and lower activation in the brain of dopamine receptors, affecting reward-related behaviour. The lack of positive feelings after workouts may be what leads to a drop-off in activity. Our advice? Seek out running buddies and focus on the many health benefits of getting out there.
2 THE NUMBER OF HOURS PER NIGHT BY WHICH YOU SHOULD INCREASE SLEEP IN THE LEAD-UP TO A RACE IF YOU’RE PRONE TO INSOMNIA ON RACE EVE.