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Let’s be real: pregnancy is not all cocoa butter and foot rubs. Our bodies change, our favorite meals are suddenly nauseating, and boy, are we tired all the time.
Unfortunately, the more sedentary we are the more we become plagued by these symptoms.
Still, many expecting mothers are apprehensive to exercise with a delicate bun in the oven. They wonder: is it safe? The short answer is yes.
Provided you have no serious medical problems (you should always, always check with your doctor first, pregnant or not) and you are training with a certified professional, working out while pregnant is not only safe, but it is also incredibly beneficial.
Here are ResoluteBody.com‘s 5 areas where proper exercise can benefit your pregnancy:
1. Morning sickness. The consistent nausea that often comes with pregnancy is…well, nauseating. It is not uncommon for mommies-to-be to get caught up in a vicious cycle where no food at all is appealing. However, a personal trainer whom specialized in pregnancy and postpartum workouts cannot only provide you with nutritional support, they can also help stimulate your healthy appetite again through proper exercise routines.
2. Back pain. Once again, a skilled personal trainer specializing in pregnancy and postpartum exercise can implement a proper workout routine that will not only prevent additional back pains, but also mollify the issue through strategic stretches and poses.
3. Fatigue. It is easy to get caught up in a sedentary cycle while pregnant. However, safe and effective exercise with a pregnancy/postpartum workout expert does more than end this detrimental cycle; it provides you with renewed energy too. Contrary to popular belief, regular low impact exercise has actually been proven to increase our overall energy, rather than expend it.
4. Labor delivery. Think of your due date as a marathon. You’ll need strength, stamina, and a whole lot of training if you want to make your delivery as streamlined as possible. Regular training with an expert can ensure you are up for the challenge by strengthening your pelvic floor and improving your endurance.
5. Weight gain. Pregnancy is no excuse get out of shape and lose yourself by gaining excess amounts of weight. In fact, unhealthy weight gain can be downright dangerous to you and your babe. With a safe exercise program in place, you can keep your body healthy and fit throughout your pregnancy. Plus, it will make getting back in shape after your baby is born all the more easier.
So, you see, pregnancy and working out can and should go hand-in-hand. As long as you are working with a trained professional, you should be not only safe, but also thriving from your prego workout routine.
One year ago, Jessica Ennis-Hill was giving birth to her son Reggie and today she is the gold Heptathalon champion at the Beijing World Track and Field Championships.
It was only last January 2014 that Ennis-Hill announced to the world that she would not compete in the Commonwealth Games due to her pregnancy. Back then, news reports focused on whether the then-newly married track and field star’s pregnancy would make her better or not.
Ennis was not phased and remained focused, telling The Independent, “I am 100 per cent set on returning to full time athletics once our baby is born and go for a second gold medal at the Rio Olympics in 2016,” she said.
One commenter doubted it:
“Is it possible to come back from Olympic gold as a heptathlete and go on to Rio?” English 2010 Commonwealth heptathlon champion Louise Hazel told the BBC. ” It throws a huge question over the continuation of a career as a heptathlete and that’s just being realistic.”
The heptathlon includes seven events: 100 meter, 200 meters, 800 meters, high jump, long jump, shot put and javelin throw.
On July 17, 2014, Ennis-Hill welcomed her son, Reggie, with husband Andy Hill and today, August 23, 2015, she’s a gold medalist heptathalete.
Guess Hazel was wrong.
Besides, there is a history of other women coming back from motherhood and continuing in their greatness, as The Independent summarized:
Paula Radcliffe won the New York marathon in November 2007, just 10 months after her first child, Isla, was born.
US marathon runner Kara Goucher set a new personal best – beating her old time by more than a minute – at the 2011 Boston marathon, a year after giving birth.
The British long-distance runner Jo Pavey recorded the second-fastest time for an over 35-year-old and the second fastest time for a British athlete in the 10,000m at the 2012 Olympics – watched by her three-year-old son Jacob.
The US beach volleyball gold medallist Kerri Walsh Jennings, already a mother of two, was five weeks pregnant when competing at London 2012…
while hockey player Keli Smith Puzo
….and modern pentathlete Mickey Kelly were just two of many mothers to compete in what were dubbed the “Women’s Games”
Even for these games, Ennis-Hill said she did not want to leave behind her one-year-old son Reggie and husband Andy if she did not have a realistic chance of a medal. Apparently, she did so well at the Anniversary Games last month showing Ennis-Hill figured she had a shot at a medal after all.
Never underestimate a strong-willed mom…and her supportive team.
“It’s hard with a newborn at the beginning and you’re just into everything and then getting back into training and thinking about everyone that’s helped me, my family, Toni and the team around me,” she said. “They’ve been patient and believed I can get back to this point.”
Three cheers also for parents who support the dreams of their superstar athletic children.
Ennis-Hill’s parents, including her dad who was a sprinter in his native Jamaica before emigrating to the UK and a mom who shot javelin as a kid, were not interested in pursuing their own personal early interests in sport but encouraged Ennis-Hill who had a talent and passion to compete since age 10. They sacrificed weekends and loads of money on hotel stays and flights for meets, and almost got derailed after a career-ending injury at age 21, the Telegraph’s report states.
But Ennis-Hill’s determination (and good looks) got her corporate endorsement deals that helped her keep going until she started slaying at various meets again! Awesome sauce!
Today, Ennis-Hill endorses several products, is a Jaguar brand ambassador and the face of UK track and field.
photo: The Guardian
After several years working at various companies, institutions and government bodies, I struck it on my own about 10 years ago. I ran my own boutique media and tech law firm (and later a boutique public relations firm briefly). Now I have a digital publishing company.
Between then and now, I had always worked from a home office. Sometimes, I worked out of that space solely and other times, part time, splitting hours working in a shared-office suite I leased in the city.
Naturally, to complete my office space, I had to get a mult-functioning printer that also had fax, copying and scanning capabilities.
My first one was a very heavy bulky laser desktop version by Brother. It did the trick and lasted a long time.
As my business grew and I started doing more public relations work for clients, I decided to get a supplemental printer. This second one was an even larger multi-function printer, made by Dell. It too was laser and could do print jobs super fast. It lasted several years and still works though it no longer faxes. Both came with printer cartridges that lasted pretty long before needing to be replaced.
Recently, I upgraded the home office and acquired a few more desktops so the kids could each have their own computer. My eldest had several computer-based projects and my three school-aged kids were fighting too much over the two desktops we owned. I decided to leave the Dell to the kids and get myself a small desktop.
So I set off one day specifically to search for a laser printing, assuming laser was mandatory for professional documents.
I headed to my local Staples store and saw an HP Office Jet Pro 8610 desktop printer there on sale for about $79.00 after a manufacturer discount. It was a good size to fit on my new desk or underneath it on the floor. It was color so I was geeked as I had never had a color printer before.
I didn’t even realize that it was not a laser printer, though I should have known given the great price.
It isn’t until I set it up that I realized. However, when I did my first few print jobs, I saw the quality was precise and distinctive.
You couldn’t even tell it wasn’t a laser print job. I decided against returning it.
I really dug being able to print in color as well. The color was sharp and true. It was great for flyers, and other graphic design projects. HP has a series of printables and templates you can access too that would supplement or complement your design needs. You could download a desktop app or use the ones offered through its Snapfish partner.
And the printables are not just for business documents, but also personal stuff like invitations, party printables, worksheets for the kids, greeting cards, family calendars, chore lists, grocery lists, meal planners, cupcake wrappers. The works!
Because I have been so busy, I never took the time to study the owner’s manual and learn of all the other functions.
Nonetheless, each month, I would discover a new one.
Like, one time, my son started printing from his computer and that is when I discovered he had connected to the printer too via a wireless network connection option meaning, it could connect wirelessly to all the computers in the home and be used by each to print!
One day, I needed to scan a document and that is when I learned that I wasn’t limited to the scanned document being simply downloaded as an electronic document on the c: drive in the attached computer. I also had the option to email the doc, send it to any of the other computers in the network, and to send it to a thumb drive I could connect to the printer. That last option could come in handy during rush time when you need to just pick up a doc and go!
Then today, I finally had the need to send a fax and that is when I discovered that I didn’t need to connect the fax to the telephone jack in my wall via a telephone cord. It sent the fax via the IP network. (and it could send using the DSL, and other fiber optic non traditional landline telephone connections in the home).
That was a great discovery for several reasons: 1.The wall jack was remotely located behind a bookshelf in my office and is very hard to access; and 2. I don’t even own a telephone cord long enough to reach.
I feared having to haul the entire printer to the next room to connect to the jack there because it was more accessible physically there, not blocked by anything like a massive bookshelf.
Thus, I was pleasantly surprised to see the fax was sent off in no time and I was given a fax confirmation promptly after to alert me it was successful.
I got a call shortly after from the recipient to let me know the transmission was received. Perfect!
It was a God-send because the other alternative would have been to feed and scan in several pages of documents, then take a few extra steps to forward the document off. It would have been a slightly more time-consuming process.
I appreciated the quicker fax option. To think, so many young people these days don’t use and don’t really even remember the fax days.
I even learned that you can print to home from anywhere in the world and even when you are far away from the printer.
I imagine that this would be awesome if you had this printer at a remote location for an event, conference or convention you were running, for example. You could have some secretary, clerk or assistant back in the home office send in print jobs for event registration lists, guest updates, or Powerpoint presentations that someone forgot in the office.
Other neat functions I learned about include:
Overall, this is an awesome, highly recommended printer!
If you pick one up, do let me know how it works out for you!
In the video, which Connell Cloyd uploaded on his Facebook page, featured his wife Yuki Nishizawa doing the butterfly, The Electric Slide and the popular 90s dance to the title song “Toostee Roll” by the group 69 boyz.
“I just felt pain only and nothing positive,” she told INSIDE EDITION. “I said, ‘Let’s ask nurse if it’s okay for me to dance, you know something fun, something positive for me to go through it.'”
The video, as of this post, has been viewed close to 6 million times and the couple have appeared on several news outlets.
“My mind still can’t fathom how many views the video‘s had,” Cloyd told Inside Edition.
“This is our little Tootsie Roll,” Cloyd said, holding up his newborn son, Coji.
See the YouTube version of the video here:
Recently, Dawn gave birth to her nephew this August 5th.
Professional photographer Allison Rose‘s photos of the sisters during Dawn’s pregnancy went viral this week.
“How can we begin to thank you for the tremendous generosity and sacrifice you have so willingly bestowed these last few months?” Allison wrote on her Facebook page.
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Just in time for back to school time, here are 10 things caregivers and parents should do to make sure their child or children are ready for Kindergarten, compliments of our friends from the YMCA which offered these tips for our readers in the past:
1. Play games that encourage alphabet recognition – The alphabet go-fish game works as do those letter refrigerator magnets.
2. Help your child with number recognition by counting items throughout the day, for example. Count out loud the crackers, grapes, or carrots you put out for them to eat for snack, for example.
3. Help children recognize their colors. As you go about your day, talk about the colors in their cookies, toys or clothes, for example.
4. Develop shape recognition and motor skills by getting your child to practice writing, drawing or cutting out (child-safe scissors please) shapes like rectangles, squares or stars.
5. Talk about sounds that letters make and how they sound so they can begin to recognize words. Overemphasize the first sound in words to help your child learn to recognize individual sounds.
6. Practice writing and drawing with colored pencils, crayons or markers to help them improve their motor skills.
7. Read lots of stories and work up to longer books to help them develop good focus and learn to pay attention.
8. Give children the opportunity to interact with other children in diverse settings and groups such as preschool, church, social groups, or play dates. Socialization is a big part of kindergarten.
9. Teach children how to express their feelings. Help your child learn the best way to behave if she/he doesn’t like something. Role-play different situations she/he might expect.
10. Teach children to write his/her name. You can make it fun with finger paint, sugar or salt in a pan, shaving cream or frosting.
Follow these tips to make sure your child is on track and ready to head to Kindergarten next fall.
Men who frequent a pregnancy fetish website have been stealing pregnant women’s online photos and using those pics to lure other pregnant women to share their baby bump photos.
The Australian version of the Daily Mail recently featured the story of one woman of multiples who discovered someone had stolen her baby bump photo from online and was using it to entice other multiples to share their photos.
Australian mom Megan Ireland “was stunned to discover a mysterious vagrant was using her picture to solicit other women into posting their belly shots for a pregnancy fetish website,” Daily Mail reports.
“It makes me feel sick,” Ireland told Daily Mail Australia. “That’s my child in my stomach and people out there are doing really gross things.”
The revelation led several Australian groups dedicated to multiples to issue warnings about one particular person doing the stealing.
Those who comply would fall victim of their pics too being taken and posted among users of preggophile.com.
But this isn’t a new problem, as I have pointed out about the fetish before on rh blog, and I’m certain there are others out there doing the same, not just this one guy.
I’ve seen quite a few Instagram pages that encourage women to send in their pregnant photos. Sadly, many comply not knowing that they may fall trap to some online group’s perverse fascination of pregnant women.
Here are a few that raised some eyebrows with me:
I’ve also had odd requests from random men in the past including some from dudes who describe the “pregnant belly form” in an extraordinarily sexual way.
A few times, male-run pregnancy adoration sites have asked me to exchange Links and posts.
Um…no sir. You and your pervy friends can take your pregnancy fetish over there and away from my blog. Please and thanks.