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Top 10 Biggest Benefits of Staying in Shape

It is no secret that staying in shape is important in everyday life, and you can improve your physical being in a number of different ways. Reducing fats and sugars from your diet and choosing to eat healthily is one way. But some people also like to exercise frequently by going to the gym, taking up interesting sports and even practising yoga and meditation. Finding different ways to get in shape is easy, but sticking to them is the hard part. Why exactly is maintaining your physical form such a big deal? Decreased Risk of Chronic Disease By exercising frequently and making good choices to keep your body healthy you are actually reducing the risk of developing chronic diseases in the future.  Eating foods high in salts, saturated fats, and sugar can lead to numerous different diseases and conditions, from diabetes and gum disease to potential…

Postpartum Recovery First 3 Months

The day has finally arrived and you are holding your newborn baby for the first time!  Everything is a whirlwind from learning to feed your baby to the discharge instructions as you leave the hospital.  You get home, get settled in, and the next thing you know, it is the endless cycle of feed, change diaper, sleep, repeat.  You know that taking care of yourself is important too but it is SO hard when you are so tired and busy!  Believe it or not, every parent goes through some variation of this.  The important thing to remember is that while you may be feeling physically fine after a couple weeks, it actually takes months for our bodies to fully recover from giving birth!  However, the first 3 months are the time during which you will notice the most significant advances in your postpartum recovery as well as when you can…

Top Affordable Fitness Products For 2022

Staying healthy and fit are a priority to most women today and the pressures of eliminating excess baby weight postpartum is a burden too many of us bear. Unfortunately, the cost of going to a gym, or purchasing home equipment for weight loss and strength-training activities can really add up and put a pinch on your bank account. This can set us up for depressing mood swings, or feeling hopeless to losing the weight. Thankfully, there is hope! Taking a few moments to browse the web, I’ve found some sure-fire ways to bring back a smile in the weight-loss realm. Wouldn’t you love an encouraging boost to get your daily fitness routine back on track and still stay within a healthy budget? Here is a selection of fabulous fitness finds that should be easier on the budget and inspire you to knock that postpartum weight off in a flash. Many…

How to Rev Up Your Metabolism After Pregnancy

Pregnancy and childbirth are often considered some of the most beautiful events in life. The BBC reports that in America, there were 3.6 million births from women aged 15-44 years old in 2020. This is a 4% decline from the previous year’s numbers and shows that the rate of childbirth continues to decrease annually since 1979. Research shows that this dip is due to the fact that many women prefer to become mothers much later in life as compared to the previous decades. They claim that this helps them be more prepared for the inevitable differences a baby will make in their lives. How pregnancy changes the body When someone goes through pregnancy, they will notice that their body changes in several ways. Women can experience sensory changes during pregnancy, for one. An example of this is when you start to feel an aversion to food or scents you used to…

Fitness Gear For Moms Who Love The Outdoors

Don’t you just love getting outside in the fresh air and enjoying the beauty of nature all around you? Isn’t it sad thinking that many people are stuck indoors all day working at jobs in an office without so much as even a view of the outdoors? If you are the kind of gal that jumps at the chance to get outside on your own and breathe in the wholesome goodness of that fresh air and sunshine, and maybe even get in a quick work-out to shape and tone your body, then you’re in luck. This post is just for you! Whether it’s running, golfing, snowboarding, hiking, biking, or mountain climbing, you’ll find a bunch of affordable fitness gear products to assist moms (like you) who love the outdoors!  Fitness and Sports Gear for Moms Who Love Outdoor Workouts  Invincible Fitness Agility Ladder Training Equipment Set This equipment set help…

The #FITMOM Trend: Why Its A Good Thing

Recently, the “What’s Your Excuse?” Mom was re-circulating through social media and the news with her recent weight-gain admission. It brought me to thoughts on the whole #fitmom trend, and where we go as mothers with it. My immediate  reaction was, “how brave of her, to be honest, and brave to admit her mess when she subtly shamed mothers for not losing the weight.” She became humble and honest. We are all well aware of the #fitmom trend or dare I say pressure to be our own version of a #fitmom. Social media rewards and celebrates images of mom’s post-baby, looking fabulous and fit just days after giving birth. But, there are many moms also posting their scars, marks, and skin folds – triumphantly celebrating the birth of their baby. I think the whole #fitmom movement is fabulous because it encompasses so much of our desires as women, not moms.…

Awesome Apps for Tracking Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

You don’t want to miss these awesome apps for tracking pregnancy and breastfeeding. As a new mom, you’ve got a lot on your plate so these simple apps can help you try and keep track of it all! Getting in the modern groove of trying out new apps, are you? Great! There are so many fantastic new apps to explore for tracking pregnancy, baby’s growth, and breastfeeding. Many of them you may recognize from popular pregnancy books, others may be totally new to you, but still may offer some extremely valuable advice and helpful tips. Don’t forget to check out the reviews on some of these apps, as the responses can sometimes share a hidden component within an app that isn’t described in the original description. Some suggested functions that are a huge help and something to consider when choosing which ones you wish to keep and use, is…

Best Exercise Gear For The Office

Calling all working moms who want to take on the challenge of getting fit and trim while still maintaining your duties at your day job. There are loads of ways to incorporate simple methods for weight loss and exercise into your daily workday routine that can go a long way to accomplishing your personal goals in categories such as nutrition, losing weight, balance, strength-training and toning, aerobic activity, or endurance. In an effort to find some helpful gear to make your endeavors easier to accomplish, here is a list of gear to lose weight and get fit while working weather it is a corporate job or a stay at home job: Gaim Classic Balance Ball Chair  Utilizing a balance ball to sit on at work at your desk instead of a regular office chair can encourage more toning and strengthening and improved posture. It’s a practical way to help boost weakened…

How To Maintain, Not Gain Weight Over The Holidays

Many mamas just accept weight gain during the holiday season, and plan on losing that way once January hits. It is much easier to enjoy the holidays if you want to be able to eat all the cookies, all the comfort food and just live in stretchy pants. If that works for you, then go for it! But, you don’t have to go one way or the other. If you aren’t losing weight, you don’t need to be gaining weight, you can just maintain your current weight! And, it actually isn’t that hard because your are already set at that weight, so if you kinda stay in your routine and caloric intake, you don’t have to go through the weight gain and weight loss roller coaster! If you are a breastfeeding mama, it can get super easy to binge on all the cookies, choclates and sweets because we know breastfeeding…

Your Free Postpartum Workout Plan No Equipment Necessary

Working out postpartum is really important to healing, yet many mamas are fearful and confused on what postpartum workouts they should start with. I am super excited to have Amber Nash from Fit Healthy Best here to give us a free postpartum workout you can do, and the good news is it is without any equipment! But first, let’s go over some important questions on postpartum workouts: When can I start working out postpartum? It is really important that you get clearance from your doctor before you start your workout program because they will check to make sure you are healed. If you begin working out too early, this can cause issues with wounds, scar tissue developing and a slower healing process in those weeks postpartum. Rather than initiating your workout plan early on your own, chat with your doctor before the six-week mark, and see if they agree that your birth…