ABOUT THIS EPISODE
If you're wondering if weight loss is possible after menopause, then you need to listen to this podcast episode! Author and fitness expert Debra Atkinson joins JJ to deep dive into how to look and feel your very best after age 50. Listen as Debra shares her personal story, including how she got in the best shape of her life despite exercising less and going through major life changes. Debra also reveals the biggest exercise mistakes that she sees women making and what types of exercise women in perimenopause and beyond should be doing instead. Plus, find out Debra's top recommendations on how to fuel your body before exercise, as well as the foods you should avoid before working out. And don't miss Debra's amazing freebie that's packed with helpful diet, lifestyle, and exercise tips to help you stay strong and energized at any age!
Freebies From Today’s Episode
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Main Points From Today’s Episode
- Despite exercising less and going through major life changes at age 49, Debra was able to stay in the best shape of her life. Just 20 minutes of exercise a day was helping Debra balance her hormones and stress levels.
- For women in perimenopause and beyond, strength training is key. That’s because strength training makes every other thing in your life easier.
- Debra’s book, Hot, Not Bothered, is packed with helpful diet, exercise, and lifestyle tips. Every one of the 99 flips is based on research that's been done on women in perimenopause, menopause, or postmenopause.
[1:53] Debra Atkinson’s career briefing
[2:35] Listener shout-out
[4:46] How Debra became a health and fitness expert
[8:00] Despite exercising less and going through major life changes at age 49, Debra was in the best shape of her life.
[9:22] Only 39% of exercise-related research features women.
[9:58] The biggest exercise mistakes that Debra has noticed
[11:12] The best types of exercise for women in perimenopause and beyond
[13:33] Debra’s recommendations on how to fuel your body before exercise
[16:42] Your body burns fat for hours following high-intensity interval training.
[17:41] Why having some carbs before high-intensity interval training can be helpful
[18:21] What you should avoid eating before working out
[20:26] How DNA testing can help you know your body better
[25:41] Debra’s book, Hot, Not Bothered, is packed with helpful diet, exercise, and lifestyle tips.
[27:25] Ready to lose fat fast and keep it off forever? Discover the number one resource for fast and lasting fat loss by visiting jjvirgin.com!
[28:01] Listener’s question: What is JJ’s typical weekly workout routine?
[29:45] Start by moving more!
[30:31] Options for high-Intensity interval training
[31:09] JJ’s weight training formula
[32:38] It’s important to include flexibility and stretching exercises in your routine.
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