Female Athletes - Castellano Health Institute
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The problem with women is that they often get treated and put on nutrition and exercise program as if they were just smaller versions of men. They are not! Women have their own individual needs and requirements that are different from those of men. Women will often think they have a slow metabolism due to a sluggish thyroid or insulin resistance or a hormone imbalance. Now, sometimes that’s true, but in those cases where it’s not, it’s usually due to having very little muscle mass. Your metabolism is dictated by the size of your organs, bones and muscles, the less muscle you carry, the slower your metabolism will be. Muscles also give the body shape. Muscle allows you to shape the body the way you want. You cannot shape fat.

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As women age, they tend to eat less protein. If you exercise you need more protein than the average women to repair the damage incurred both from the activities of daily living and from exercise. If you are going through menopause, you need hormonal support. If women are stressed, they make less of the beneficial hormones and more of the corticosteroids that lead to degenerative disease and aging.

If you are having difficulty getting in shape or losing those stubborn pounds, we can help. Let’s improve your energy level, decrease the belly bloat, improve your libido, and slow down the aging process. If you are just interested in keeping your skin youthful, we can help you with that as well. We have access to compounding pharmacies which can make individualized medications and creams to serve your special needs.