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Healthy Pregnancy Work Out Options

Staying healthy while pregnant is extremely important, for you and baby. Being pregnant doesn’t mean that you need to stop working out, or that you can’t start.  In fact, a tailored exercise and work out plan in pregnancy can support a joyful birth.  In this blog we look at pregnancy-safe work out options for expectant mothers.  Pregnancy Related Physical Change Pregnancy involves significant change to your body.  Mamas-to-be will experience weight gain and postural changes as baby grows.  Abdominal and pelvic floor muscles are stretched and weakened across the course of the pregnancy, which can result in back and pelvis pain and issues with urinary leakage.  Fluctuation in hormone levels play an important role in this process, with the hormone relaxin increasing laxity (looseness) of ligaments and hypermobility of joint and impacting circulation.   Avoiding the Temptation to Hibernate for 9-Months Reading this, you might feel tempted to retreat…

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…

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 Yoga Positions for Pregnancy

As you already know, maintaining an active lifestyle brings a lot of benefits when you are pregnant. In this article, we will talk about yoga positions that can help you go through pregnancy as smoothly as possible. Being pregnant is exciting and enjoyable, but, at the same time, comes with a lot of challenges. You go through the entire list of physical and emotional changes, and it can hardly be said that pregnancy is s all rainbows and sunshine. The best way to soothe symptoms of pregnancy is to continue working out regularly.  If you weren’t active before getting pregnant, now is the time to become. There are plenty of exercises that you can do, from jogging to weightlifting if everything is okay and your doctor clears you. We, however, recommend that you try yoga because it is a total body workout with numerous benefits. We will discuss today some…

Baby and Me: Exercise Ideas for Moms on the Go 

Sweating, panting, being practically exhausted, and feeling out of breath is not the way to accomplish trying to lose the postpartum baby weight, or staying in shape with your little one in tow. There are so many fun and affordable ideas and methods to getting fit and staying trim while on the go with a new baby along for the ride. There’s no reason to get bent out of shape (see what I did there!) in the process. Everything begins with a little ingenuity, spunk, and determination to keep a daily routine that is flexible and can adapt to whatever environment you happen to be in that day. It doesn’t matter whether you are out at a park visiting with some friends who have little ones playing on the playground, or if you have to meet an executive client for lunch. You can find unique ways to work in some…

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…

The Most Important Abdominal Exercises You Can Do Postpartum

Abdominal exercises are very important postpartum, especially in the early stages when your uterus and abdominal muscles are contracting. If you are breastfeeding, your body is getting some extra help to get back to normal because the breastfeeding hormones also signal uterus contractions. There are some ways you can help your uterus contract and go back to normal size, and there are also some exercises that will help your abs to the same! The first stage is the uterus contracting and decreasing in size, followed by your abs repairing and recovering from being stretched out. There are some very important exercises I can go over to help your core come back. Just because your uterus is back to normal, doesn’t mean your abs should be too. In the early weeks and month or so postpartum, your uterus is contracting and shrinking. The more you breastfeed, the more uncomfortable contractions you…