Most of you know that I’m a supporter of continuing to exercise where possible during pregnancy, it is something I did myself helped by the fact that I teach but also the great love I have of keeping fit. As your pregnancy progresses it may become a bit more challenging but stick at it and you’ll increase your chances of having a more comfortable pregnancy.
Some people feel that pregnancy is a time to refrain from exercising but this couldn’t be further from the truth. If you have no prior contraindications and you are a regular exerciser then you can continue.
Those with prior contraindications or new to exercise, should seek the advice of their medical practitioner before commencing any new exercise program.
There is a misconception that to achieve results from a workout, you have to workout for at least an hour or more and do this every day. This couldn’t be further from the truth.
So when I was asked the following question, as well as providing an answer I felt I should explain further.
Q: Is it true that you can get the same results from a shorter workout as you do from a longer workout.
Keeping fit and staying in shape is necessary for good health. I work with a number of ladies that want to ensure they are at their peak fitness before they start planning for a baby. So the following question is perfect.
Do you find that it is easier for women who are in shape prior to their pregnancy to bounce back after a pregnancy, than a woman who is not in shape? read more
With the Olympics on I thought it an ideal time to broach the subject of the usage of sports drinks. Especially as some recent headlines have said that, some athletes are actually shying away from them and sticking to water and good nutrition. read more
There is no secret formula to losing weight, others can advise and guide you but ultimately it comes about by incorporating certain habits into your lifestyle.
Here are some of the habits that you can start putting in place today. read more
So you are pregnant and you want to continue exercising as you are aware of the benefits to both yourself and your baby, well done. If you exercised prior to pregnancy and do not have any pre existing conditions you are fine, if this is not the case please check with your medical practitioner first. Always remember prenatal exercise is about maintenance it is not a time to increase your workout load. read more
Pregnancy Q & A
I thought I’d compile the answers to some recent questions I’ve had, with regards to maintaining good fitness and nutrition whilst pregnant. I hope that those of you that are currently pregnant find them useful, please also feel free to pass them on. As I always say, no question is too stupid, chances are that there is someone somewhere else wondering the exact same thing. read more
So nearly half the year has flown by. Are you any closer to those fitness and nutrition goals, which you set for yourself at the beginning of the year. If you are well done and keep making headway, if you are struggling all is not lost as I’ve teamed up with 4 His Temple for a 30 Day Challenge for the month of June. So whether you just need to stay motivated or you need to get started, they’ll be something for everyone in the coming month.
Here are a few tips to get you started:
So this is only the tip of the iceberg, keep your eyes peeled here on this blog, http://www.fitnessbuster.com/blog and on the following resources for more guidance, support, tips and so much more. Remember this is an interactive process, we need to hear from you so we know how best to support you and as I always say, we also want to hear about your successes as this inspires and motivates others.
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