Ep. 165 A Fresh Perspective On Menopause & Fitness: The Importance of Listening to Your Body with Debra Atkinson

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I am thrilled to have the Menopause Fitness Expert, Debra Atkinson, joining me today! Debra is the bestselling author of You Still Got It, Girl and Hot, Not Bothered. She is also the host of the Flipping 50 podcast with over 1 million downloads and the TEDx talk Everything Women in Menopause Learned About Exercise May Be a Lie. Debra is a 37-year fitness expert, prior Senior Lecturer in Kinesiology, and founder of Flipping 50, the first and only online fitness membership dedicated exclusively to women in menopause.
There is a common misconception that everyone should exercise in the same way. People tend to believe that because many authorities in the fitness industry are still operating on guidelines and position statements that view men and women of all ages as a collective. In reality, no one fits the norm. Women in menopause might not even be in the same place right now as they were six months ago, or where they will be, three to six months from now. Stay tuned today to get Debra’s insightful recommendations for navigating where you are and selecting a diet and exercise strategy to suit you as an individual.

Why do women approaching menopause need to exercise differently?

Some of the physical changes that happen as women mature.

The kind of exercise that helps with muscle development and the kind that helps with bone density.

The importance of getting the right nutrition and enough sleep as you approach menopause.

Why you need to tune into the feedback that your body is giving you.

Reversing the effects of aging with strength training.

How to gauge the right intensity for stimulating muscle growth.

The best exercises for middle-aged women looking to lose body fat.

The supplements that Debra most often recommends for her clients.

How the loss of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone manifests in women approaching menopause.

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