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
April 22, 2010
Yesterday I saw a blog posted on Twitter by Lisa Druxman the founder of Stroller Strides. It was titled, miscarriage…please talk about it. After reading her blog I was inspired to share my story…On September 19th, 2007, my daughter Amelia was born still at 33wks. This was devistating of course but many of the emotions I felt were not what one would expect. I felt a tremendous amount of shame, guilt, and embarrasment. Later I learned these were common feelings among women suffering from pregnancy loss. They never found a cause for my little Amelia’s death, I know I did nothing wrong. However, those initial emotions of shame and guilt still keep me from sharing my experiences. I hope that speaking out today will encourage women to talk about how they are feeling, share your thoughts and experiences. You are not alone!!
Read Lisa Druxman’s Blog
Miscarriage…Please Talk About It!
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.
Read the rest of this entry »
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