FIT CHICKS Chat Episode #84: Fit After 40 with Shawna Kaminski
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Today on the podcast we have fitness expert Shawna Kaminski to talk to us about menopause, how our bodies change after 40, and what women can do to be fit and fabulous at any age!
Shawna has been a fitness professional in the industry for over 30 years. She has a Bachelor of Kinesiology and Bachelor of Education and too many certifications to count. She is a teacher at heart, having taught school for 20 years. She’s a #1 best selling author of ‘Lose Your Menopause Belly’ available on Amazon and has owned a small group training studio and multiple fitness boot camps. She helps thousands of online fitness clients worldwide with her fitness and coaching programs. She’s appeared on national TV as a fitness expert, authored articles in numerous publications and created curriculum for international fitness businesses. Shawna is in her early 50’s, has two children and a one-eyed rescue dog.
In this episode, we cover:
Learn the number 1 concern of women over 40 is
How women’s bodies change after they reach 40
Symptoms of perimenopause and menopause
Simple natural solutions to help with everything from weight gain, hot flashes, mood swings and more
Difference between menopause, insulin and thyroid issues and what to do about them
Learn why you should be strength training today
How to apply preventative measures for your health
How caffeine can affect your weight and symptoms
Number 1 food to avoid for maintaining weight or to lose fat today
3 Key Points:
Any symptoms you are experiencing may be perimenopausal or menopausal or triggered by insulin or thyroid issues. It is important when you feel any new symptoms occurring in your body that you contact your doctor for a check up!
Weight gain is a common occurrence after 40 but it does not have to be! Move your body, eat real whole foods made with love, rest and recover to reach optimal health. You can alter the way your metabolism works so be sure you are doing so in a positive way.
Stress plays a huge role in visceral fat and unbalanced hormone levels. It is key to find balance to help reduce the possibility of adrenal fatigue as well as lower your cortisol levels to help with weight management.