By: Red Hot Mamas
Published: June 28, 2010
Kathy Kaehler, New York: Broadway Books; 2007 ($22.95) 230 pages.
Let’s face it. A whole slew of physical and emotional changes are associated with growing older. In her new book, Kathy Kaehler encourages her readers to meet these challenges head on. “…I won’t be pausing for menopause—and neither should you.” Fit and Sexy for Life sends a strong message to perimenopausal and menopausal women—bring them on!
The first chapter of this book is a head-to-toe guide to “Your Changing Body”. She explains the science of the menopausal transition in an easy to understand way and engages readers from the very beginning. From heart palpitations to headaches, Kaehler clearly understands the issues women are facing at this time in life.
The focus of this book is to ease the menopausal transition and alleviate symptoms through lifestyle changes. Kaehler understands that every woman’s menopause is different. The types and severity of symptoms is a unique experience for everyone. The key to easing the transition is to stay healthy, by being Fit and Sexy for Life.
Kaehler’s diet and fitness regimen focuses on boosting metabolism, eating the right foods, building strength, shedding the “menopot” (weight gain around the mid-section), reducing your risk of heart disease, osteoporosis and other conditions. With just a few lifestyle changes, you can also improve all of the symptoms of menopause.
The book includes a detailed, balanced fitness program concentrating on cardiovascular workouts, flexibility and “the core”. All exercises are explained in-depth with the proper positions clearly put in plain words. Real-life photos are provided so you can see how each position is supposed to look. Practical, easy recipes appear towards the back of the book and a whole chapter is devoted to “Nourishing Your Body”.
If you are looking for a natural way to improve your menopause symptoms, boost your libido, avoid hot flashes and the “menopot”, this book is for you. There is no need to feel helpless anymore. The Fit and Sexy for Life regimen is already laid out, all you have to do is get to it and stick to it!
**note: the comments contained in this review are opinions of the author. The author has not been compensated by the publisher or funded by any other party associated with the book.