Dr. Maupin reveals her tips and secrets to looking young and staying healthy.
One of our listeners from London asked what I do to keep in shape……and stay at ideal weight.
First is Diet: Remember you are as healthy as what you fuel your body with. I abide by my ideal blood type diet and avoid those foods that have Lectins and slow me down. I am a B Blood type. I also follow a low carb Mediterranean diet described below.
Modified Mediterranean diet. I drink water with each meal and with no calorie flavoring if I get tired of water. Fresh food, fruit and veggies as much as possible. I eat yellow and red peppers daily like you would eat an apple, and celery with peanut butter to avoid too much bread. One of my long- time employees asked if I ever ate badly since she never sees me eat high carb or sugary stuff. Yes, I do, but not often, and I want to be a good example, so I try not to eat badly in front of my family and medical staff.
I work out two times a week at the gym with a trainer (for the past 32 years), 1work out by myself/week at home, and very active daily activity with home maintenance, golf, or swimming laps, depending on the time of year.
I don’t really like to exercise for the sake of exercise, so my trainer must make it interesting so that I am distracted enough to think I am not working out! What I do love is hikes outside, kayaking, skiing, golf, and all kinds of outdoor sports and activities. Exercise that involves an adventure doesn’t feel like exercise to me. I would like to work out while I accomplish something as well—do two things at once to be productive while I work out.
My weight training workout starts with stretching because my husband and I have extraordinarily tight muscles. Then a short warm up like lunges or sit ups on the ball or light weights for the upper body while I lunge. Then we get to machines for half of my muscle groups (the other half is the next work out) + intermittent treadmill, versi-climber or recumbent bike, then she works on my areas of concern, my waistline, upper arms and lower glutes. After that we stretch and an hour is over…time to drink a protein shake, water and get dressed for work.
My husband added a day of Pilates, which I haven’t worked into my schedule yet, but it is very good for his core strength back and shoulders. Now he works out 3 times a week and I do 2 officially, but my home maintenance takes up another few mornings a week so it’s about even. I have a recumbent bike and elliptical at home and in the spa at BioBalance Skin, and I try to work-in a home aerobic workout while I read my 10 different journals each month.
This Health cast was written and presented by Dr. Kathy Maupin, M.D., Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Expert and Author, with Brett Newcomb, MA., LPC., Family Counselor, Presenter and Author. www.BioBalanceHealth.com.