fitness

Make a Full-Body Workout a Walk in the Park

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With summer giving way to fall, many moms are still rejoicing in the sunshine and flocking to the park. If you have young children at home, or if you work outside the home during the day, it can be difficult to fit in a workout. You can start by getting outside. Just walking is good exercise,... read more

4 Big Benefits of Exercising with Baby

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Even if you were a super-fit mom-to-be and exercised regularly through pregnancy, you are likely to find it difficult to get back into a regular fitness routine after having a baby. Combine sleep deprivation with juggling a busy schedule as most new moms do, and it feels nearly impossible to find the right activity to... read more

New Mom Workout Trend: Babywearing at the Barre

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Whether you've always been a fitness buff or are just getting into the routine of working out, having a baby often makes it difficult to get quality gym time in. Do you call a sitter so you can get a quick run in? Or, if your gym offers it, do you leave baby at the childcare... read more

Don’t Tone Down Your Workout When Pregnant, Says Study

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Whether you're an avid runner or a passionate yogi, you shouldn't tone down your workout just because you're pregnant. A new report, which was compiled by researchers at the University of South Carolina, took note of how often women exercised before and during pregnancy and their preferred way to sweat it out before comparing the data to... read more

4 Big Things You Need to Know About Exercising While Breastfeeding

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Many women have questions, concerns and doubts regarding exercise while breastfeeding.  Is it okay? Will it affect my milk supply? Will it change the taste of my milk? Will it affect the baby'? Are certain exercises better than others? And the list goes on. Here are four important facts that might answer some of your... read more

4 Great Reasons to Focus on Your Fitness During Pregnancy

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You might not feel motivated to move your body while you're pregnant, but pregnancy is the absolute right time to turn your focus to fitness and get into a regular exercise routine -- seriously! Here are a few reasons why: 1. Fewer aches and pains. Regular exercise throughout pregnancy helps reduce common body aches. Since... read more

Do You Find This Fit Mom’s Message Inspiring or Insulting?

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Remember the "Hot Facebook Mom" that made headlines a few months ago? How could you forget her, right? She was the mom with three under three who incited an Internet frenzy when she posted a picture baring it all (and her flat abs) underneath a statement that asked, "What's your excuse?". Now that... read more

6 Easy Moves You Can Do to Help Shed the Baby Weight Fast

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As a physical therapist and perinatal fitness instructor, I am often asked by new moms how to best shed the post-baby pounds and regain a waistline. One of the most effective exercises I have found is the plank, which is why it's a common feature in my classes on BabyWeight.TV. Here is a... read more

5 Things to Know Before You Plan Your Prenatal Fitness Routine

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Many moms-to-be are uncertain about fitness options during pregnancy, and in the face of such uncertainty end up doing very little in the way of exercise while pregnant. Those who did not exercise regularly before becoming pregnant are afraid to start something new, and those who were active before are often afraid to continue their... read more

8 Easy, Feel-Good Yoga Moves for Expecting and New Moms

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Yoga is a great form of exercise during and after pregnancy. It can help you to stretch, strengthen, become more aware of your body and connect with your breathing. Try this simple yoga flow to strengthen and tone all the major muscle groups, including the core! The complete flow will take you about... read more