Sarah Purcell is a mother, wife, yogi, Pilates teacher, business woman, and lifelong learner. Sarah's journey through menopause has guided her to support women across the globe with healthy and empowered aging.

Latest Posts By Sarah Purcell

1 month ago

Strength Versus Stretch – Is This the Right Question?

Traditionally, many trainers and movement teachers have considered strengthening and stretching to be opposites. But I would like to tell you why they are not, and how reframing your thinking will support you in more well-rounded…

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4 months ago

If Your Lower Back Aches, You Might Be Sitting Too Much (VIDEO)

I would like to address an issue three of our readers wrote to me about, which they all have in common. They all struggle with low back pain, and when I asked some questions, I discovered each of them sits a lot. As we get older, we tend…

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5 months ago

What We Need to Know About Posture and Osteoporosis Exercise After 60 (VIDEO)

I often get asked about posture and osteoporosis exercises when we’re past menopause. Of course, things are highly individual when it comes to lifting weights or correcting your posture. Here are my answers to many burning questions.

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7 months ago

Do You Know WHY Breathing Is a Key Factor in Your Wellness?

I think of breathing in two different ways, after we acknowledge that breathing is mandatory for life and air always enters into the lungs. #1: I use breath in a way that helps me to harness my reflexive core in exercise or to manage load…

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8 months ago

Choosing Minimal Footwear (30+ Options)

I wrote last month about how important your feet and shoes are to your alignment and bone density as well as your ability to reduce or eliminate foot, knee and ankle pain. One of the things that I always advise people to do is to take things…

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9 months ago

Shoes Are So Much More Important to Your Health Than You May Realize (VIDEO)

This is indeed a blog about wearing minimalist shoes. But I want to disclose up front that I do still wear pretty shoes with heels for fancy occasions. I admit that this is not an optimal strategy for my feet and my alignment. It is a bit like having an occasional cigarette…

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10 months ago

EchoS: The No-Radiation Method to Determine Bone Density and Quality

How many times have you gone to get your bone density tested? If you have done it even once, you know that the procedure involves radiation. Although many clinicians remind us that the radiation levels for many tests are low, I do know that women across…

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11 months ago

The 3 Big Exercises for Back Pain According to an Expert (VIDEO)

Each and every one of us is unique. No one else has your health and movement history and your biology. Because of this, not all spine exercises or cautions will apply to you. The suggestions and ideas I offer are an exploration…

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12 months ago

Answering 6 Questions on Strength Training as an Aging Well Strategy

I reversed my own osteoporosis with a combination of important elements like good sleep, whole-food nutrition, improved gut health, and weightlifting, as well as walking with a weighted vest. Over the last few years, I have used my…

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1 year ago

These 5 Nonfiction Books Answer Many Health Questions

I am excited to share my thoughts about each of my current must read nonfiction books. Yes, you read that right – I am excited about nonfiction books. I think we are living in a fascinating time where scientific research is helping humans…

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