Beating Menopause

I’m Female Fat Loss Expert, Shawna Kaminski. I work with hundreds of women online and in my fitness boot camps. Women the world over are experiencing similar health related issues and I’m here to help.

Desperate times call for desperate measures.

If you’re in or approaching your 40’s, you may well feel out of control of your body. More often than not, I’ll get an SOS call from a woman turning the big ‘4-0’ or the bigger ‘5-0’. They’re not feeling great in their own skin and desperate for an answer to looking and feeling like they ‘used’ to.

Sadly, sometimes I get the call as a ‘last resort’ measure.

While I’m not saying it’s ‘too late’ to help these women, I’m saying that the adage an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure is accurate.

In fact, I LOVE it when women I can help women in there twenties and thirties. If these women get a head start with some of the principles that I preach, they won’t experience some of the complaints that many women experience approaching and during menopause.

Physical fitness is the most effective solution for women who experience menopausal symptoms. It allows women to manage both their bodies and emotions. When you exercise, your adrenal glands are stimulated to convert the male hormone androstenedione into estrogen. Just four 30-minute exercise sessions per week are enough to keep you “topped off” with estrogen.

Regular exercise can benefit you in a number of ways as you pass through menopause:

· It strengthens your heart and bones
· You can avoid or minimize weight gain
· It improves your mood and sense of overall well-being
· It reduces the duration and intensity of hot flashes

Or, you can choose to be sedentary as you approach menopause and look forward to this:

· You’ll be more prone to heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity
· You’ll be more likely to suffer stiffness and chronic back pain, irregularity, poor circulation, shortness of breath, weak muscles
· You’re more prone to depression and sleep disturbances

It seems like a no-brainer. Exercise helps prevent these problems and more.

You feel better when you exercise. This is due to the fact that levels of mood enhancing endorphins are elevated. You can deal with life and stressful events more positively when you exercise. An added bonus is that these bio-chemicals also help regulate body temperature so the frequency and intensity of hot flashes is diminished. You can also concentrate better when you’re exercising because more oxygen is delivered to the brain.

Sounds like a win-win proposition.

Is it ever too late to start?

No.

Studies show that the addition of exercise at any time can improve or diminish menopausal symptoms.

What are my tips for getting active and improving your health?

You’d be surprised at how little time you need to invest to see health improvements. The good news is that as you experience these health benefits you’ll also see that your jeans will fit much better too.

You need to add resistance training to build lean muscle tone. This can be done with your own body weight, even in your living room. There’s no need to join filthy crowded gyms. By adding a little long, lean and sexy muscle, you not only look great, you speed up your metabolism for added fat burning.

The second aspect of fitness that you need to include is HIIT, or high intensity interval training. No long slow boring cardio is necessary for fat loss! You can get this done in as little as 8 minutes with no equipment.

Of course your nutrition is as important as ever as we get older. I have practical solutions for that too.

As you educate yourself, incorporate small and liveable lifestyle changes, you’ll see how you start to look and feel better. It won’t happen over night, nothing worthwhile does. You won’t wake up magically transformed, but you will start to feel better over a relatively short time.

Really, you have nothing to lose (but a few pounds) and everything to gain by adding exercise and healthy eating into your daily routine.

Don’t wait until that desperate feeling overtakes you.

I’d love to help you with my program or see if you qualify for my more intense online coaching program.

Shawna Kaminski, Author of “Female Fat Loss Over 40”

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