Female Fitness and Food
Female Fitness and Food offers Personal Training and Nutritional Therapy to women over the age of 40. As we proceed through the decades, our bone and muscle mass starts to deteriorate – this can lead to a decrease in our metabolism which is why when we hit 40, we find it harder to keep the weight off. Strength training (using weights) helps build lean muscle mass to boost your metabolism and strengthens joints to delay the onset of age related problems such as joint stiffness/arthritis. It’s never too late to start building strength training into your exercise routine. Just 1 or 2 focussed sessions a week is enough to make a physical change. With the guidance of Anna, our Personal Trainer with 11 years experience you’ll be sure to find a workout routine that suits your body and her sessions will leave you feeling elated not depleted. It doesn’t matter what other exercise you do, walking, running, cycling, hiking, riding, yoga, Pilates to name but a few, just be sure to incorporate some strength training in there as well. Click here to read 7 reasons why women should lift weights. It’s not scary, you won’t get bulky, but you will get stronger in both body and mind. It’s empowering to see how much weight you can lift rather than chasing a scale to see how much weight you are losing!
A personalised approach to fitness and food with the help of a Personal Trainer & Nutritionist can sometimes be the key to making long term changes. If you want to know more, then please get in touch!
Using the right nutrition alongside your training will ensure you keep that metabolism firing during your 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and beyond. It goes without saying that you can’t out-train a bad diet. Good nutrition is the most important thing you can give your body for optimal health and wellbeing. At Female Fitness and Food, food is celebrated and your personalised guide to nutrition won’t be drastic or hard to follow. There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to nutrition. However, there is no doubt that eating a more but not exclusively whole food plant-based diet can have huge benefits to our health due to the increase in fibre, phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals. Eating foods such as oily fish and eggs provide essential proteins and fatty acids that we need for muscle repair, cell growth and joint care. A whole food plant-based Mediterranean style diet is a good place to start however we can also discuss how to use Vegetarian or Vegan diets in the right way to ensure the correct nutrients are being consumed.
Female Fitness and Food will help you find your personalised approach to optimal health. We will work together to find your individual blueprint using Nutritional Therapy alongside a scientific, evidence based approach to find the root cause of your symptoms. It may be that you can’t lose weight, have digestive issues, hormonal imbalances, joint pain, anxiety, autoimmune diseases or just feel tired and sluggish all the time. Together we can work out what is going on in your body and by using a whole foods, natural approach find a diet that you can stick to for good and in turn try and help resolve some of your symptoms. A diet is for life, not just for after Christmas!
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