Pregnancy

Do You Need to Strengthen Your Pelvic Floor After a C-Section?

Do c-section mamas need to think about strengthening the pelvic floor after birth? The simple answer is – yes!! Your Pelvic Floor Post C-Section So often moms with c-section births think they don’t need to heal or strengthen their pelvic floor after baby comes – after all, they most likely weren’t pushing through birth. But, the pelvic floor is so…

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Pregnancy

Advanced Maternal Age Risks With Dr. Shannon Clark

Have you ever felt the fear of the unknown with your advanced maternal age? It can be scary: Will there be problems trying to get pregnant? Is there an increased risk in pregnancy loss with advanced maternal age? Will I have pregnancy or delivery complications? Despite how scared you may feel, I’m SO excited for you to step past it…

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Pregnancy

How to Nourish Yourself before Pregnancy

A lot of what we teach is prenatal fitness, but how you nourish yourself before pregnancy is just as important. In fact, preparing your body for pregnancy before you conceive may be the most important factor of all. >>Building up your body’s nutrients will help with your energy levels while you’re pregnant.<< That’s something all mamas can benefit from and…

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Pregnancy

Prenatal Fitness Reminders I Share with My Clients

Fitness professionals want to help everyone, but do you want to know a secret? *Come closer…* >>Not all clients can be trained the same way.<< *There, I said it!* In order to train women prenatal fitness, you need to remind them of these things: Lightly connect from the pelvic floor and give your baby a gentle hug from underneath the…

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Pregnancy

Arm Toning Exercises for Pregnancy

Mama…Are you wanting to keep your arms toned during pregnancy? I’ll be honest, I still incorporate these movements into my workout routine and my youngest is 10! But it’s more than just going through the motions that makes arm toning exercises safe for pregnancy. >>It’s about learning how to connect with your body and your growing baby bump.<< Are you…

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Pregnancy

How to Prepare Your Body for a C-Section

Are you wondering if there’s anything you can do to prepare your body for a C-section? I understand the C-section overwhelm is REAL but I want you to know that there is so much that you can do with movement, breathwork, and mindset before you go into surgery. Not only will the tools that I’m going to teach you today…

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Pregnancy

Pelvic Floor Strengthening Exercise

Did you know that the pelvic floor is the key to healing your body postpartum? >>The pelvic floor is involved in everything you do!<< Although you might think you’re strengthening your pelvic floor by doing Kegels, your pelvic floor is much bigger than the small area Kegels address. Below is a breakdown of a pelvic floor strengthening exercise regardless of…

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Pregnancy

What Peeing Your Pants Is Telling Your Body

Wanna know why peeing your pants should not be considered normal?  *Silly question, I get it.* The answer? There is something you can do to heal it. It’s really common for women to experience incontinence (peeing your pants) after they’ve had a baby, YEARS after they’ve had a baby, or even if they’ve NEVER had a baby. So, let’s talk about…

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Pregnancy

Safe Movements in the First Weeks Postpartum

When you’re newly postpartum, you are told by your OB/GYN to hold off on exercise until you hit that 6-week mark. After working with thousands of moms and going through postpartum recovery three times myself, I soon realized that doing nothing in those first weeks postpartum could do more harm than good to your body. Now, I’m not saying to…

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Food & Nutrition

Why Hunger Signals Are Important To Understand And Use

Hunger signals are your body’s way of telling you that it needs energy.  Being in tune with your hunger signals and your body’s needs helps you make food choices based on your unique needs as well as understand when things other than hunger are influencing your desire to eat, like your emotions, environment, or situation. […]

Health

Scientists Just Beginning To Understand The Many Health Problems Caused By Covid-19

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Scientists are only starting to grasp the vast array of health problems caused by the novel coronavirus, some of which may have lingering effects on patients and health systems for years to come, according to doctors and infectious disease experts.   Besides the respiratory issues that leave patients gasping for breath, the […]

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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker Says Trump Doesn’t Understand The Word ‘Federal’ Or His Role In Pandemic

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) slammed Donald Trump’s inadequate action in the battle against the COVID-19 crisis, saying the president doesn’t understand the meaning of the word “federal” or the role he is supposed to fulfill. Trump responded during his Sunday press briefing, saying Pritzker is “always complaining.” On “State of the Union” Sunday morning, Pritzker […]

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Even babies ‘understand concept of counting’

Infants as young as 14 months can understand the concept of counting long before they learn the true meaning of “one, two, three”, scientists say. The US researchers said toddlers who hear counting out loud appear to be able to recognise quantities. Yet most children don’t understand the full meaning of number words until they […]