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How To Stay Healthy During Your Pregnancy

The way you take care of yourself while pregnant plays a vital role in determining if you will have complications in the course of the pregnancy and during delivery, and more importantly, the health of your baby.

Many myths abound about what’s good and bad for a pregnant woman, the foods you should eat and which ones you should avoid, but you the guiding principle should be what’s bad for you is worse for your baby. Also, remember that the baby’s immune system is weak and you should, therefore, watch what you feed them through your own foods. Continue reading “How To Stay Healthy During Your Pregnancy”

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5 Exercises To Do While Pregnant

Being pregnant is a beautiful journey, and you want to be at your best to keep you and the baby healthy. There is so much to keep in mind when taking care of your body including how and when to exercise. Pregnancy causes nausea, headaches, back pain and swollen ankles, making movement in general extremely tough. However, staying active is the best way to ensure you are feeling your best and diminish unpleasant symptoms. Gentle exercises are key to ensure you’re getting your blood flowing and strengthening your muscles. Continue reading “5 Exercises To Do While Pregnant”

The Real Way To Lose Weight

If you are struggling to try and lose weight as quickly as you can, then you might well have already tried a number of methods to do so. The truth is that losing weight is mostly about the attitude you have, and much less to do with what you actually do. As long as you approach it in a way which says that you are going to succeed, you will find that you are much more likely to succeed. Of course, it is still helpful to look into the various options that you might have for how to actually lose weight in a decent amount of time. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the really good ways to lose weight. Continue reading “The Real Way To Lose Weight”

Why Wait For New Year To Have Fun With Fitness?

Every year seems to get faster, and this year has been no different; you’ll already be in the swing of autumn, and winter isn’t far off at all (time to start thinking about all the festive stuff). Hopefully, you’re embracing the cosy nights inside, tucking into seasonal stews, and your scented candle supply is being put to good use. However, for many, the colder weather leads to far less inclination to keep up their fitness and exercise. If you had a routine during the summer; it’s probably come to an end, just like the warmer weather did. Continue reading “Why Wait For New Year To Have Fun With Fitness?”

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9 Schoolboy Errors You’re Probably Making in the Gym

If you are not getting the results you had hoped for in the gym, it could be because you are making a mistake without realising it. This is something that happens to most people. After all, most of us are learning on the job when working out! With that in mind, read on to discover some of the most common schoolboy errors people make in the gym so that you can avoid them. Continue reading “9 Schoolboy Errors You’re Probably Making in the Gym”

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Why Exercise During Pregnancy Is Important

Gone are the days of taking it easy, sitting back with your feet up and eating for two… New research shows that none of this is good for either Mother or baby. I probably did way too much of all of this during my first pregnancy which led to weight gain and a longer recovery from my emergency c-section. I found that my lack of strength really had a knock on effect on my energy levels, on my core returning to its original state and I was at the heaviest I had ever been. It took me around a year to feel able to return to exercise after an unsuccessful attempt at 6 months which would lead to severe abdominal pain after each class for a few days after. I just wasn’t ready.  Continue reading “Why Exercise During Pregnancy Is Important”

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Inspirational Stories Week Three: Jen McGrath- Pole Fitness Instructor

Inspirational stories: Many of us have them but may not even realise how important they truly are or are too modest to shout it from the roof-tops. Successes should be shared and enjoyed, especially when certain hurdles or obstacles have had to be overcome to get there. Your story could help others reach their full potential. For this reason, I wanted to find some truly inspiring people who have a story that needs to be told. Each week I will bring you a different story with a different angle but one that you will just have to read.

This week’s story comes from Jen McGrath who battles an invisible illness every day but that hasn’t stopped her from pursuing her passion for pole fitness. Continue reading “Inspirational Stories Week Three: Jen McGrath- Pole Fitness Instructor”