Episode 126: Why Less is More When it Comes to Exercise (and How to Have Fun Doing it!) with Julia Hickman

In this episode, Dr. Lisa discusses with fitness and lifestyle coach Julia Hickman how crucial it is for women to carve out time for self-care and exercise, but probably not as long as you think. Instead of an all or nothing approach or pushing yourself harder, the key is to do it smarter. Learn how to stick to a movement routine when life gets busy or while on vacation, so you don’t suffer from exhaustion and burnout. 

Julia Hickman is an entrepreneur, wife and mother of 2 living in NJ. She left her corporate career in data analytics to become a stay at home parent to her first child and soon realized this was the ideal time to bring to reality her desire to be an entrepreneur. She started blogging and then became an online fitness and lifestyle coach helping entrepreneurial and professional women make time for fitness and self-care. After a short break undergoing stressful IVF treatments to have her second child, she decided to create a new business helping entrepreneurs focus on their brilliance by becoming their strategic partner in helping them elegantly launch and manage profitable podcasts that lead to high-ticket programs. She is the host of the Fit Femmes Movement podcast. 

In this episode, we cover:

  • Why you don’t have to workout 1 hour, 5 days per week
  • Why cardio is not the most efficient solution if you want to reduce body fat
  • Julia’s favourite full-body and core exercises
  • How to stick to an exercise routine, even when life gets busy
  • How to incorporate enjoyable movement while on vacation 
  • The benefits of starting your own podcast if you are an entrepreneur or have something to sell
  • How exercise is an act of self-love

Today’s Mama Must-Have:

Dr. Lisa is a big fan of Midday squares (Peanut Butta flavour) as a lower sugar, higher protein snack.

Julia recommends using Mini Bands as an alternative to using weights to mix up your exercise routine.

You can connect with Julia on Instagram.

Check out Dr. Toni’s next HypnoBirthing info session for expecting parents looking to trust their instincts and their body during labour and birth. Join her at https://www.hypnobirthingcalgary.com/register

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