December 9, 2010
Pregnancy may seem like the perfect time to sit back and relax. You may feel more tired than usual, your back may ache, and your ankles may be swollen. But guess what? There’s more to pregnancy and exercise than skipping it entirely. Unless you’re experiencing serious complications, sitting around won’t help. In fact, pregnancy can be a great time to get active — even if you haven’t exercised in a while.
Why exercise during pregnancy?
During pregnancy, exercise can:
- Ease or prevent back pain and other discomforts
- Boost your energy level
- Prevent excess weight gain
- Reduce the risk of gestational diabetes, pregnancy-related high blood pressure and postpartum depression
- Increase stamina and muscle strength, which helps you prepare for labor
- for the rest of the article click here http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/pregnancy-and-exercise/PR00096
February 23, 2010
READY TO RUN 5K TRAINING PROGRAM RACE FOR THE CURE
If you’ve ever dreamed of finishing your first 5K, this program is for you!
– Designed for the beginner and to accomplish a 5K (3.1 miles).
– Learn about running form, injury prevention, increasing speed and distance, and choosing the right shoe.
– Classes meet Saturday mornings for 10 weeks and will finish with the Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure on May 1, 2010
-First Class will meet February, 27th 2010 at Voelcker Park/Salado Creek Greenway at 9:30am
Cost of Training program is $100 for Stroller Strides members and $130 for non member, cost includes a Team Stroller Strides Running Jersey
Contact Lisa DeArmond
September 29, 2009
As of October 6th we will be offering classes at Voelcker Park on Tuesday and Thursday. The classes will meet at the trail head of Salado Creek Greenway until construction on Voelker is completed. Sometime in Novemeber. To get to the trail head travel south on Old Blanco Rd past the old Roaring Twenties on right and past the bridge on left. Take a right on (what looks like a private drive) Voelcker Lane to parking area at historic homestead.
Remember to bring a mat and wear close toed shoes. Don’t forget to bring plenty of water and sunscreen for mom and baby Please arrive 10 minutes early. We leave promptly at 9:30am and would not want to leave anyone behind.
Visit our Stroller Strides Website for more info on class times and locations:
September 21, 2009
shared from Babyfit.com
The Littlest People Know the Biggest Motivation Secrets
— By Mike Kramer, Staff Writer
The answers to fitness success aren’t in the bookstore. You won’t find them in the latest government research labs. Forget about talk radio, late night TV, or a magazine rack full of scantily clad cover models.
You’ll uncover information and data there, for sure. You’ll find plenty of opinions, ideas and “proven techniques” too. But the REAL answers – the stuff you can use every day – can be found anytime at your local playground.
Everything you need to know about fitness and exercise, you can learn from kids.
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September 4, 2009
The benefits of prenatal yoga
Prenatal yoga classes are more popular than ever. When paired with a cardiovascular exercise such as walking, yoga can be an ideal way to stay in shape during your pregnancy. This age-old practice keeps you limber, tones your muscles, and improves your balance and circulation, with little, if any, impact on your joints.
Yoga is also beneficial because it helps you learn to breathe deeply and relax, which will come in handy as you face the physical demands of labor, birth, and motherhood. In fact, one of the first things you learn in a yoga class is how to breathe fully. The breathing technique known as ujjayi requires you to take in air slowly through your nose, filling your lungs, and exhale completely until your stomach compresses.
CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE AT BABYCENTER.COM