This is episode 97 of the Real World Wellness Podcast and the fifth installment of the series on “How to Have Healthy Hormones during Perimenopause.” Christine chats with triathlete, fitness expert and wellness coach Debra Atkinson about how women can become and stay fit as we age. Debra is the author of You Still Got It, Girl: The After 50 Fitness Formula for Women, and Navigating Fitness After 50: Your GPS For Choosing Programs and Professionals You Can Trust. Her forthcoming book, Hot, Not Bothered will be out in October
Learn how to get started if you’re new to exercise and figure what will work for you long-term. You may be surprised to learn that the quantity of exercise is far less important than the quality, getting that workout in first thing in the morning is not a good idea, and that you need more not less protein as you age and become less active.
You will also learn why you need a combination of aerobic and anaerobic exercise, what movements to avoid if you have osteoporosis, and how strength and resistance training can keep your bones healthier longer.
Debra’s Website with her TV, blog, podcast, books, and other resources: https://www.flippingfifty.com/
You can also find her books on Amazon.com
Past episode on osteoporosis with Lara Pizzorno, MA, author of Your Bones