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Second Chance at Health! Save Money and Time by GAINING HEALTH!

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How Can I Help You Save Money and Time?

I can show you how to save money on medications (by eliminating and/or reducing them). I can show you how to save time spent at doctors offices by eliminating many health related illnesses that require doctor visits! You will be able to enjoy your retirement savings rather than helping your cardiologist pay for his Mercedes!

Many of us have health insurance and this helps us pay for medications and doctor visits for disease and illness. Did you know that some also have an obesity management benefit?

Many health care plans will offer coverage for weight loss programs if there are criteria such as BMI >30 or >25 with other serious health conditions. Weight loss clinics and primary care clinics often assist the patients to utilize these benefits.

The benefits can be somewhat limited with respect to the number of visits allowed, lab testing, and visit type. Additionally, I found that while working in primary care and the weight loss industry that time and money (even co-pays each week) are the primary reasons why patients/clients fail to start, finish or maintain their weight loss or health goals.

My book is a MUCH less expensive way to obtain expert guidance that you need! It is $24.97 + tax, which is less than most office visit co-pays! You can refer back to when you hit a plateau, face a road block, get bored or lose interest! I am also available via my website to answer any questions that you may have!

I chose my  title because I have seen so many lives changed in positive ways when an eating and movement plans were incorporated into my patients lives after years of bad habits! We all want a second chance to make things right and when we do our lives and health improve! Our bodies love moving and being fed good wholesome food hence, my subtitle!

I have helped many in my career and I wanted to expand beyond my day to day visits! This e-book is the method that I chose to help MORE mid-life people attain and maintain their health so they can enjoy their retirement and life with vitality and joy!

Who am I?

My name is Christine Pereira and as far back as I can remember I was a caretaker and loved physical activity!

What do I do?

Right now I am a family nurse practitioner, and I have been in the medical field for over 25 years. Throughout my career, I have seen the effects of poor health, poor physical conditioning, and being overweight. I have had to teach people how to give themselves injections. I have dressed wounds of limbs that were amputated because of complications. I have witnessed the fear of death as I administered medication for a heart attack. I have seen tears well up and spill over as people described the shame and embarrassment about their size and physical appearance. I have witnessed anger and hopelessness about ever regaining any sort of good health.

I have also witnessed joy and laughter as someone tells me that they have walked the block, they have run in their first 5K, they wore a favorite dress, that blood pressure medication was cut in half, and that blood sugars were now less than 100 milligrams per deciliter.

Most recently I have spent over ten years with a focus on wellness and health in the working adult population, and it certainly rings true: The BEST exercise and eating plan is the one that you will DO.

Therefore, I wanted to compile a book about the programs that I am familiar with, and that I have seen work. It is my opinion that every diet will work for someone, but that they won’t work for everyone. And it’s the same for movement plans. If you don’t like to run, then a 5K training program won’t entice you to incorporate that into your life. But perhaps you loved to jump on a trampoline or you were a gymnast as a child, then rebounding may be the way to go for you. Yes, an adult can hop on a trampoline for fun and get health benefits from it! Maybe you were a pitcher for baseball or softball. Find your glove and ball and see how happy you become.

Finding your health is important to you and it’s important to me!


In my ebook, Second Chance at Health-Learn to Love Active Living and Clean Eating, I can help guide you to the eating plans, and movement plans that will benefit you.

Go to my website fitnessafter40withnursechrisp.com/book/ to order my book now!

Or click this link: Buy Now!

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Want Tone and Fitness After 40? Try Kayla Itsines BBG/SWEAT

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BBG/ SWEAT by Kayla Itsines is a fabulous work out to attain and maintain fitness and improve tone after 40 (or actually any age!). This program improves strength, stamina, and tone! Let me give you a bit of back ground on this program!

What is BBG/SWEAT?

Kayla Itsines is a personal trainer from Australia that provides a variety of workouts that are appropriate for all ages and fitness levels! I began using her work out programs in 2017 and have experienced astonishing results with regards to my tone and my strength and my overall fitness! My youngest daughter started using one of the programs called Bikini Body Guide or BBG as Kayla Itsines calls it. Don’t let this title scare you! It is appropriate for people whose goal isn’t a bikini body! If fitness is your goal then this is your program!

BBG workouts are available in PDF as well as in an app format. I used the PDF initially, but then progressed to the point of using her app. There is a variety of programs, however, the one that I am familiar with and use are her basic BBG programs on her SWEAT app. She has guidance for gym work outs that incorporate free weights and weight machines as well as yoga. I do not use the gym/weight work outs so I will not speak to those in this recommendation review. She also has a nutrition guide that I do not use and will not review here.

What Does the BBG/SWEAT Program Entail?

The BBG PDF and the SWEAT application that I use provide a list of exercises with instructions, recommended weights if any, and repetitions for each exercise.

She has four exercises per circuit. Each circuit is 7 minutes long. You repeat each circuit twice with 30 seconds to 1-minute rest between making the total work-out is 30 minutes. The program consists of resistance training, cardio, recovery and a weekly challenge. There are three resistance work outs are divided up into legs, abs, and arms.
Beginner circuits are more total body and as you progress through the program the work outs are more focused. Kaila also recommends cardio 4 times per week. The cardio recommendations includes three Low Intensity Steady-State (LISS) and one High-Intensity Interval training sessions per week.

The yoga routines are considered resistance training for her app and will count towards the three resistance training trophies that the app tracks.

SWEAT recovery recommendations include two stretching type activities.

She also includes a fun, short and intense weekly challenge! These are fast moving and higher rep work out of the familiar movement that were done during the week. So essentially this plan is for exercising daily.

I found that the program exercises are easy to modify! For example, I have a difficult time with completing the full push up, so I modify with knees down and my strength is still improving and my tone is still fabulous!

Who Do I Recommend This Program For?

  • anyone who is able to commit to 30 minutes 3 times a week.
  • those who likes to sweat!
  • whoever loves a challenge!

I have personally been using this fitness program for over a year and I love it!

In keeping with the theme of my ebook, Second Chance at Health-Learn to Love Active Living and Clean Eating, this is one of the BEST movement plans for me. Why is it the BEST? Because I DO IT!

Follow the link to her website and start your journey! She offers some great discounts!

Kayla Itsines

In my ebook, Second Chance at Health-Learn to Love Active Living and Clean Eating, I can help guide you to the eating plans, and movement plans that will benefit you.

Go to my website fitnessafter40withnursechrisp.com/book/ to order my book  or click to Buy Now!

Please like, comment and share with anyone that you think would benefit from this information!


Wellness for Mid Life

Second Chance Health

Learn to Love Active Living and Clean Eating! Here is your second chance, don’t miss it!

Just in time to begin a spring program!

A wellness guide written by a nurse practitioner and woman who has a TON of experience personally and professionally with helping adults regain their health!

If you are experiencing many of the common mid life ailments, this ebook is for you! I will always be available for clarifications, questions and guidance!

I can’t wait for you to read it and begin your journey!

Buy Now!

Rapha Christine Pereira FNP-C

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