Mastering the Art of Positive Aging and Fitness with JJ Virgin


Today on The Girlfriend Doctor, we speak with the incredible JJ Virgin, a best-selling author and health and fitness expert who has been a long-time mentor and friend to Dr. Anna Cabeca. As the founder of the Virgin Diet, Sugar Impact Diet, and the Warrior Mom book on mindset, JJ has dedicated her life to helping midlife women focus on health and well-being. With a passion for muscle-building and embracing a positive aging mindset, JJ is the perfect guest to share her wisdom and inspire us all to live our best lives.

Exercise and physical activity play a critical role in maintaining health, vitality, and youthfulness as we age. Regular exercise has been proven to boost energy, improve mood, combat age-related diseases, and enhance cognitive function. Adopting a fitness routine that incorporates diverse exercises that target strength, flexibility, endurance, and balance can be key to ensuring optimal health and aging gracefully. In her conversation with Dr. Anna Cabeca, JJ Virgin explains how her approach to exercise has changed as she has aged, focusing more on building muscle while maintaining a balance of diverse online exercises. She stresses the importance of tailoring one’s fitness routine to individual goals and needs, aiming to maintain functional strength and mobility well into old age.



[2:29] Accountability and Mindset

[4:06] Embracing Aging

[8:09] Nutrition and Creatine

[12:52] Importance of Muscle

[13:36] Restoring Insulin Sensitivity 

[14:31] Concerns with Weight Loss Drugs

[15:45] Importance of Muscle Building

[19:05] Shifting Mindset in Midlife

[22:56] Exercise as Anti-Aging

[27:10] Meditation and Nervous System Training

[32:03] Dating After 50

[35:53] Nourish

[37:06] Skincare

[40:09] What JJ Virgin is Reading

[41:13] How to Follow JJ Virgin

[42:01] JJ Virgin's Impact on Healthcare




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Dr. Anna Cabeca

Dr. Anna Cabeca

Certified OB/GYN, Anti-Aging and Integrative Medicine expert and founder of The Girlfriend Doctor. During Dr. Anna’s health journey, she turned to research to create products to help thousands of women through menopause, hormones, and sexual health. She is the author of best-selling The Hormone Fix, and Keto-Green 16 and MenuPause.

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