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Lisa Barwise

Is your body aging too fast?

Is your body aging too fast?

Is your body aging too fast? What does that even mean? And THREE tips to boost your metabolism to that of a 20-year-old! So what I want to talk about in reference to aging is your metabolism because that’s really what we’re talking about here. There’s quite a misunderstanding on what metabolism is and what it does. In fact, I hear all the time that people blame their metabolism. “It’s not fair, she has a good metabolism, she can eat as much as she likes and never puts on weight” or that it’s their metabolism to blame when they put on weight.  Or the best one I hear is that your metabolism is genetic. I’m here to tell you that it’s not true but it’s also kinda true at the same time! Your metabolism is in essence the burning of calories to turn it into energy to allow your body, it’s organs, muscle etc to work efficiently.  It’s the efficacy of your body system to be able to use all of its organs and systems successfully.  Your metabolism is a sign that your body is working well and it’s the sign that your body is able to burn fat. A…

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Menopause belly? Try this!

menopause belly

I’m excited to chat about today’s topic which is about Menopause Belly: something women in their 40s going through or having gone through Menopause have.  So, what is it, why do you have it, and what do you need to do to get rid of it.   So what happens to a woman’s body as we move into peri-menopause (which is the pre-menopause) and then the menopause itself has to do with the delicate balance of four major hormones: Estrogen, Progesterone Insulin and Cortisol. The female hormones are estrogen and progesterone but they also trigger and have a great impact on insulin and on cortisol and which are the fat burning and stress hormones which can be triggered by the rise and fall of estrogen and progesterone. The key things that you need to know are that as a woman moves into peri-menopausal and menopausal stage the main thing that happens is that there is a decrease in estrogen levels. Estrogen is the hormone responsible for giving us our shape and it is the hormone that makes us more insulin sensitive and also it is the hormone that makes us a little bit less sensitive to stress. So in this…

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Why women over 35 get better results from home workouts

Why women over 35 get better results from home workouts

A busy mum or a busy professional (or both)? Here’s how you will benefit from a home workout!   I see one big limitation that stops women from being consistent in their workouts.   It is guilt. Home workouts and online programs can cut through that one big limitation. First one is the guilt of “I should be doing something else”. I get it, you’re a busy mum or a professional (or even both!) who prioritizes her kids and career first. So kettlebell training is perfect for you because it can be fitted into the little crooks and crannies of your day. All it takes is just four to ten minutes  (and the longest one you can do is probably around 20 minutes) and you are done! It’s actually better to do shorter but high-intensity workouts with bigger breaks than one blasting of one-hour workout per week. If you’re putting all your “exercises eggs” in one basket of an hour per week, you will not get anywhere near the results you’re looking for and you’re gonna do yourself more harm than good in the long run because for women post 35 you’re gonna put your body under more stress. I…

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Why the FOUR minute workout will change EVERYTHING

Why the four minute workout will change everything

A four-minute workout is all you need to get started for you to see results in getting strong and fit.   I have women messaging me and telling, “I wish I had your motivation or energy”, or  “How do I get started with exercise?”, “The kettlebell looks really good but it also looks really scary”, and lastly, “What can I do to be fit and strong?”   Believe it or not, I was somebody like you. I was somebody who signed up for a six-week program and only attended two of the classes. I was somebody who was inconsistent with my exercises. People who know me from 10 years ago are completely shocked when they found out I started the Kettlebell Goddess training, have my own studio and teach 10 classes per week because it’s just too shocking.   I turned my situation all around when I learned about kettlebells. I consider myself a “lazy-healthy” person. A kettlebell workout is perfect for “lazy-healthy” people (or people who lack motivation) because in just four minutes a day you will see amazing results. A four-minute workout is sufficient for you to start to see results and changes in your strength, fitness and…

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