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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Helpful tips for losing weight

fbellyThe biggest Factor for losing body fat, is DIET.

Your diet accounts for about 80% of your fat loss, and the other 20% varies from exercise, lifestyle habits, sleep and stress reduction. It is absolutely possible to reduce body fat without making drastic changes to your lifestyle. I am a big believer in ‘Baby Steps’ & I’m not talking about children here. Exercise and physical activity is a crucial part of our overall well being, but it’s certainly not the be-all and end-all of fat loss.

By making small changes to our lifestyles in the form of ‘Baby Steps’ we can achieve amazing results as time goes on.

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