This is a guest blog post between Adrian Harper, owner of ProFitness Ireland and Kelly James Martinovich, Australia’s leading female personal trainer and owner of one of the worlds best equipped Gym’s – The Shredded Strength Institute. Today is part one of Adrian’s interview with Kelly on the topic of women’s health.
P.F – Great to have you doing a guest blog for us today Kelly where we aim to cover the topic of women’s health! In no particular order here goes : Can you give us a little bit of information on your background please?
1. Malnutrition- Even if you eat all organic it is still a fact that the food we eat now does not contain as many nutrients and minerals as the food our great grandparents ate. As a result, our bodies can be starved of vital nutrients we need for good health.
2. Stress- Stress can rear it’s ugly head in a number of different way. It can be external stress like work or a difficult relationship, it could be internal stress such as inflammation caused by injury or food intolerances or it could be starvation stress caused by not getting or absorbing the nutrients or minerals needed by the body to be healthy. Stress can also cause many people to crave “comfort foods” which can result in poor eating habits or bingeing on more calories than the body needs.
3. Toxicity: If our body is a poor detoxifier we will store toxins in our body fat as a safety mechanism to protect us from getting sick. It is a fact that we need to detoxify nasty chemicals each and everyday. These chemicals can come from the fumes we breathe in if we clean our house with chemicals, the fumes we breathe in on our drive to work and even the chemicals in the make up, skin care or shampoo we use each day. If we don’t eat the right foods or exercise enough to help our bodies to detoxify then we can struggle to lose body fat as easily as we would like to.
Kelly’s client Deirdre
P.F – In Ireland especially we find ladies store most of their excess body fat on their midsection and calfs, what would be reasons for this?
P.F – Breakfast with many Irish women is corn flakes or bran flakes which they perceive to be healthy, can you tell them why this is a really bad option?
K.J.M – Cereal is a terrible option for breakfast and it is such a shame that so many woman are lied to about what is healthy and what is not by mainstream media. Cereal is a bad option because it is usually laden with sugar and additives and is generally too low in protein. It will also have a negative impact on your hormonal levels as well as on the neurotransmitters of the brain. I recommend starting the day with the Meat and Nut Breakfast, which you can read about on Coach Charles Poliquin’s website.
Kellly’s model client Emma Brown
Thanks for part 1 Kelly, what is your website link where people can view your website and blog :