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Exercise and Carbohydrates — What’s a Lady to Do?

Exercise and Carbohydrates — What’s a Lady to Do?

March 30, 2024

There’s nothing quite like the feel of a good workout — whether that’s the satisfaction of knowing you’re helping your body, the burn of the muscles, or the runner’s high. It’s why programs like Crossfit, P90X, and Weight Watchers have gained so much traction. We all want to do what’s right for our bodies and eat well.

But what happens when exercise and nutrition are doing more harm than good? Ladies, you can end up delaying or skipping your period altogether. Is that so bad? After all, what woman LIKES her period? This week on A Different Perspective, Dr. Patrick Flynn, D.C., answers these questions and more.

Some of the topics covered include:

  • Amenorrhea — is it really worth being worried about? Does skipping or delaying your period produce concerns in areas other than fertility?
  • Temperature-dependent glycemic index of carbohydrates: There’s a reason why certain foods have to be heated up in order to receive the most nutrient benefit: After all, heating and cooling foods adjusts some of the chemical make-up. Doc walks us through how that can be used to our benefit.
  • Different exercises for different sexes: Biologically, men and women are different, and both should work out in different ways to keep their bodies healthy. Doc covers these differences and even how women need to exercise differently during certain weeks out of the month to support health more efficiently.
  • Next steps: As always, Doc gives examples and suggestions on practical ways to support your body on the road to wellness.

In his Last 10%, Doc also talks about his upcoming Leadership & Longevity Seminar. He explains how leadership is influence, and how the strong leadership role of stay-at-home moms should not be overlooked.

See the science-backed research, learn new facts about restoring health, and put yourself on the path to a better life. Watch now for all the details, and set up a call with a health restoration coach here:

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