A Healthy Pregnancy

preg5Pregnancy is a relatively short and remarkable 38-42 week journey. It should not be about fitness and workouts, instead it should be about bringing a healthy child into the world. Exercise is not bad for your growing baby but there are definitely some precautions to take into consideration.

If you weren’t active before you got pregnant, don’t suddenly take up strenuous exercise. Begin with no more than 15 minutes of continuous exercise, three times a week.

Exercise doesn’t have to be strenuous to be beneficial. Simply walking or swimming are two wonderful forms of exercise for moms to be. If you are participating in fitness classes of any kind (aerobics, spin, zumba etc..) or working out in a gym, be sure to tell your instructor that you’re pregnant. Also, be sure that your instructor has adequate knowledge of training during pregnancy. If you experience back pain it is always advisable to consult with your medical adviser.

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How much sugar is in our favourite food / drinks ?

So just how much sugar is in our favourite food / drinks ?

The World Health Organization is dropping its sugar intake recommendations from 10 percent of your daily calorie intake to 5 percent. For an adult of a normal body mass index (BMI), that works out to about 6 teaspoons — or 25 grams – of sugar per day 1

“Much of the sugars consumed today are “hidden” in processed foods that are not usually seen as sweets. For example, 1 tablespoon of ketchup contains around 4 grams (around 1 teaspoon) of free sugars. A single can of sugar-sweetened soda contains up to 40 grams (around 10 teaspoons) of free sugars.”

Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA): 25 grams of sugar per day (6 teaspoons)
4 grams of sugar = x1 teaspoon of Sugar

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