Amid Reports of Ozempic Side-Effects, Lady Warrior Gets Women to Focus on Muscle Building and Recovery
I began to notice changes in my physical body, and realized I was perimenopausal at the age of 45. The natural transition I began to experience was not spoken about much, and I had no idea what its effects were on the body. I began researching and quickly discovered how important strength training and muscle recovery are to a woman’s entire body. Strength training for peri and postmenopausal women goes beyond high reps and excessive amounts of cardio. It’s crucial to focus on building muscle and getting enough protein in our diets, as well as emphasizing sleep, proper nutrition, and muscle recovery. As we get older, creating external stress from lifting weights will help us improve our bone health and mental health, and will counter vasomotor symptoms, emotional distress, and body composition changes we may experience.
Building Muscle: The Best Way To Combat Menopausal Weight Gain
Most peri and postmenopausal women I talk to have ONE main complaint: weight gain, especially around their midsection—often termed “the menopot.” With the onset of weight gain, women are turning to popular GLP-1 agonist drugs, like Ozempic, semaglutide, and Wegovy to lose weight. These are common diabetes medications that have been getting all the buzz among Hollywood stars for their dramatic weight loss. What women need to understand is that we cannot control what those drugs cause us to lose; fat, muscle, water, or a combination of the three. This is scary because as peri and postmenopausal women, we CANNOT afford to lose muscle. We begin to lose 3-8% of our muscle mass once we reach the age of 30, and this rate of decline increases the older we get. Women are at a much greater risk of losing even more muscle by taking Ozempic, Semiglutide, or Wegovy.
What we need to do is focus on building muscle, not losing it. Women often fear getting “bulky,” but that simply won’t happen. The mindset needs to shift to focusing on supporting your body in functioning well. The key question is, “How can I make my body the strongest and healthiest it can be?” The simple answer is what I refer to as, “lift heavy metal.” Go out there and lift your ass off. It’s not about endless hours of cardio, it’s about smart lifting sessions that include days with plyometrics (jump training) to build strong bones, 20-minute HIIT/SIT sessions to improve insulin resistance and mobilize fat, consuming enough protein to support your body and training, and making sure you give yourself time to recover.
Muscle recovery is one aspect that women often neglect because we tend to think more training is better, but that’s simply not true. It’s important to get extra sleep, fuel and hydrate your body properly, and support our bodies with practices like relaxing epsom salt baths. Maybe you reach for BioFreeze to relieve the pain of sore muscles. Recovery is one of the most important gifts we can give to our body, which is why I have created my Muscle RecovHER roll on. It’s a quick and easy way for women to start the recovery process as soon as they are done training. You can keep a roller in your purse or gym bag, at work, in your car, by your bed, in your travel hygiene bag—anywhere you are, you can have access to RecovHER.
Lady Warrior Announces Launch of New CBD Pain Relief Roll-on: RecovHER
RecovHER roll-on gel is a new CBD formula for muscle recovery. A proprietary blend, including 1500mg of pure hemp CBD extract, gives immediate relief and penetrates deeply into sore muscles and joints to alleviate aches, pain, strains, and stiffness.
- Instant relief for aches and pains
- Fights inflammation
- Easy no-mess roll-on application
- Aides in muscle workout recovery
- Works into your muscles for long-term
- Smells better than other brands
- Five Star customer reviews!
Lady Warrior followers given early access to sample RecovHER recommend it for muscle recovery & pain relief.
“I am amazed at how well RecovHER works and most importantly how fast it takes effect,” said Megan L. “My legs were very sore from lifting so I rubbed it over my thighs before I went to bed and by the morning they were noticeably less sore. I also used it on my husband’s back and neck, and he too felt less tension in the morning.”
RecovHER was formulated to soothe & relieve tightness so you can stay active.
“After stressing my hamstring, I have been using RecovHER a few times a day and it’s amazing.” said Krista M. “I’m also using it on my notoriously tight shoulders and neck where I carry my stress, it really eases the tension. My husband used it after his half marathon, and he is convinced it helped speed his recovery. It’s a great product for sore and tired muscles with cooling menthol and CBD for extra help! The roller is convenient to throw in your gym bag or take on the go. I highly recommend RecovHER.”
RecovHER’s proprietary blend and applicator provides quick relief.
“RecovHER has 3x the amount of CBD of my current product, so I found it provided faster and longer lasting relief of my muscle aches” said Erika Baka. “The scent is pleasant and not overwhelming like my current product.”
RecovHER’s bottle was designed to be much Easier to Apply.
“I really like RecovHER! Unlike a blue hued product on the market (BioFreeze), this applied clear. I really like that it doesn’t leave a discoloration on my skin, almost appearing like a bruise.”- Angie T.
“Ladies, we’re no strangers to challenging workouts. Every single day, we bring it, pushing past our limits, and ‘kick our trash’ so that we can feel and look our best, but with that quest of mental and physical strength comes stress, inflammation, and fatigue within our muscles and as we challenge our bodies, we also need to care for them.” – Shannon Johanson, Founder and CEO, Lady Warrior
About Lady Warrior & Founder Shannon Johanson:
Welcome to Lady Warrior, a brand that grew from passion and my love for helping women look, feel, and achieve their best. In all honesty, my vision for Lady Warrior was born while I was running an online fitness and food blog called FitnessFoodDiva. I was a full-time dental hygienist who deep down wanted to make a difference in the lives of all women, near and far. I would film workouts every morning at the gym with my husband, and then upload them to my blog and market them through Pinterest. Getting in shape and feeling good goes beyond just working out; it also has to do with what we put into our bodies, so I also would create healthy recipes and share those across social media as well. What started as a hobby back in 2013 grew my little FitnessFoodDiva blog into the full-on business of Lady Warrior.
Running Lady Warrior has given me the opportunity to really grow, to listen to women’s needs, are learn to support them from a mental, physical, and emotional level. I found myself wanting more out of myself, so I became a certified personal trainer and nutrition coach. My online program, “Lady Warrior: Healthy Mind & Body Makeover” was my first One-on-One online coaching program that launched just before COVID-19 took the world by storm. This program gave women hope, a purpose, an outlet, and the ability to workout at home to keep their minds and bodies healthy.
Finding time for ourselves is a must on our “to do” list. As we transition through perimenopause into postmenopause it becomes harder to adapt to the stress on our bodies. We naturally suffer from more aches and pains, so we need to learn how to optimize muscle recovery so we can live strong, healthy lives. As my coaching within Lady Warrior has changed gears once again, I am more determined than ever to help peri and postmenopausal women understand and navigate the changes they are experiencing. As we transition through life, let’s take care of our muscles and learn to RecovHER so we can come out stronger and more capable on the other side.
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