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Talking about the menopause: symptoms, support and the role of exercise
Talking about the menopause: symptoms, support and the role of exercise

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This free course was written by Alison Craig and Simon Rea and was published in 2024.

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Activity 2: Life Change Index Scale (The Stress Test) T.H.Holmes and T.H. Rahe. ‘The Social Readjustment Rating Scale’, Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 11:213, 1967 Life Change Index Scale (The Stress Test) eap/ library/ lifechangestresstest.pdf courtesy Copyright © 2023 Trustees of Dartmouth College


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woman in bed with their hand on their forehead. Prostock-studio/Shutterstock

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Drawing of the words SLEEP HYGIENE: bsd studio/Shutterstock

Diagram demonstrating the stress curve: VectorMine/

Drawing of a person holding their head in their hands: Luckyrizki/

Image of a chalk board with stress management in the centre: bleakstar/Shutterstock/com


Audio 1: You Are Feeling Sleeeepy: Kathryn Pinkham and Dr Louise Newson. Courtesy: balance - Homepage ( - Dr Louise Newson

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