Jul 7, 2023
My guest this week is Barb Hawken the go-to menopause fitness coach who believes that when it comes to transforming the middle aged woman's body, making simple tweaks in the kitchen and gym can cause their health to improve, and their confidence to soar! Barb works with high achieving career-minded women, helping them lose weight in menopause. Her unique, results-driven, custom program enables them to say goodbye to the weight gain, muscle loss and energy drain that can accompany this season of change.
Here are three takeaways from our conversation:
1. Rise and Shine: Barb suggests waking up early and getting your workout done before other commitments arise. By establishing a morning routine, you set yourself up for success and ensure exercise becomes a non-negotiable part of your day.
2. Consistency is Key: Developing a routine and taking actionable steps towards your fitness goals is crucial. Even small adjustments to your diet can lead to significant improvements in how you feel. The key is to stay consistent with both exercise and healthy eating for quicker and more sustainable results.
3. Weight-Bearing Exercise: Barb highlighted the importance of weight-bearing exercise for bone and muscle health. Starting in your twenties is recommended, but it becomes even more important as you enter your thirties and beyond. Weight training can combat muscle loss during menopause and perimenopause and prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women.
You can connect with Barb at her website - barbhawkenwellness.com