- TV presenter and fitness guru Davina McCall is Women's Health's October cover star
- In a candid interview, McCall shares her experience of going through the menopause and how, briefly, it completely disorientated her
- Now 52-year old McCall says she feels better, 'foxier', and more confident than when she was in her twenties
National treasure, TV presenter and fitness founder (and guru), Davina McCall is Women's Health October cover star. Speaking candidly with WH, she shared that going through the menopause at 44 really disorientated her, saying: 'My phone was in the fridge and my keys were in the bin.
'My night sweats became so bad. I just never slept through. I couldn’t read autocue. From the minute I put the little [hormone replacement therapy] patch on – boom, sleep. Oh my god, the joy. I felt like I was back.'
Once the initial disorientation had passed, McCall says she felt better and sexier than she ever has before:
'I don't look as good naked as I did in my twenties. But I feel better, and that's the difference. I walk around like a foxy minx now because I feel like a foxy minx.'
Feeling confident and sensual in your 50s is something McCall hopes other people will start to embrace and celebrate, as she has.
'Women over 50 feel sexy, we can dress sexily and we can wear underwear and we still enjoy orgasms...People say, "Oh, it’s all gone…menopause…You’re finished with your wizened, dried-up ovaries." I feel like it’s really important to say that people in their fifties are having the time of their lives.
Read the full interview with Davina McCall in the October 2020 issue of Women’s Health on sale from the 2nd September 2020. Pick up an issue OR why not get Women's Health delivered directly to your door! SUBSCRIBE NOW
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