Then, of course, there’s the cumulative health effects that go beyond exercise. Over time, chronic underfueling can set the stage for low energy availability (LEA), a syndrome caused by eating insufficient calories to support your activity, says Dr. Sims. This can affect your menstrual cycle—a lack or irregularity of periods in an athlete who menstruates can be […]
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22 Fantastic Deals on Fitness Equipment You Can Snap Up Right Now
It might not be Black Friday or the holiday shopping season, but incredible fitness deals can be found all year long on everything from big-ticket equipment to portable props. These sales are a great reminder that, even as splurge-worthy smart home gyms proliferate, you don’t necessarily have to spend a ton of money to get […]
12 Good Morning Workouts That Will Kickstart Your Day
Look, not all of us are morning people. But if you aren’t—or even if you are—one thing that can really help you feel awake is morning workouts. Yes, it might be hard to get yourself motivated bright and early, but the endorphins, sweat, and sense of accomplishment you’ll feel after getting in an early workout […]
A Shoulder Mobility Workout That Will Make Your Upper Body Feel Amazing
You don’t need weights to work your upper body. In fact, this equipment-free rotator cuff workout is a perfect example of a bodyweight routine that will pay dividends well after your last set is done. In this video, which is part of Sweat With SELF’s Upper-Body Strength series, instructor Roz “The Diva” Mays—a NASM-certified personal […]
10 Great Chest Workouts for a Stronger Upper Body
Your chest is one of the biggest muscle groups in your upper body and it helps you perform tons of important movements. So if you’re looking for some chest workouts to show this area the love it deserves, well, we get it. That’s why we’ve rounded up the 10 best chest workouts that target these […]
Recovery Postpartum, Don’t Wait Until Your Done Having Babies
Recovery postpartum, don’t wait until your done having babies to heal your body postpartum. Enjoy this conversation with my Knocked-Up Fitness® client, Allie, mom of three. She’s an avid runner but started experiencing incontinence postpartum after her first pregnancy. She also started dealing with hip and back pain and found amazing relief when learning how to effectively strengthen her deep core and pelvic floor muscles during pregnancy.
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The 13 Best Early Black Friday Fitness Deals You Can Shop Now
Once fall settles in, the holidays hurtle in, with a few final opportunities for retail therapy. The early Black Friday fitness deals of 2021 are not to be missed. There are a flurry of sales happening now through Black Friday and Cyber Monday, so consider this your practice round before the big game. Maybe you […]
Safe Exercises in Your First 6 Weeks Postpartum
We hear this in our DMs all the time: “Don’t I have to wait 6 weeks after having a baby to exercise?” Our response is always the same: “There is SO MUCH you can do until then.” Before you even get back into your normal exercise routine, you must restimulate your pelvic floor. Mama, this is done by focusing on…
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Finding Gratitude Through Self-Care
We’ve all heard the phrase, “Stop and smell the roses,” but what does that ACTUALLY look like for you? Self-care for me lately has looked a lot like finding time in my day to breathe and connect with my body. *Trust me, it’s moments like these that I’m grateful for my health!* There’s so much to be grateful for both…
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Strengthen Your Pelvic Floor Without Kegels
I’m going to tell you something a liiittle controversial, but I’m going to speak up because it needs to be talked about in women’s health. >>Kegels are not an effective way to strengthen your pelvic floor.<< Now, I know that that’s a different take than what you’ve been taught in the past, so let me explain. From what I’ve learned…
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Round Ligament Pain Relief
Mama, do you want to get rid of round ligament pain but nothing is working? *I’ve got just what you need.* Minimize and prevent round ligament pain by properly strengthening your deep core! This is what I love to teach. Simply reframing the way you move and hold your body can take pressure off of the round ligament. While learning…
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Why You Should Learn How to Release Your Belly during Pregnancy
Everyone wants to keep their core strong during pregnancy, but do you wanna know a secret? *Come a little closer…* >>It’s just as important to learn how to release and relax through your belly and pelvis during pregnancy.<< *Does that come as a shock to you? It’s something all pregnant women need to know!* Here are three reasons why you…
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‘Dry Scooping’ Pre-Workout Powder Is the Latest Dangerous Trend to Hit TikTok
A bizarre new social media challenge called “dry scooping” is making the rounds on TikTok. It’s also making some people severely sick—and seriously worrying health professionals. Dry scooping refers to putting a scoop of pre-workout powder (or sometimes protein powder) in your mouth, instead of mixing the powder with water or another liquid and drinking […]
5 Tips for Staying Active During Pregnancy
Can I make a confession? I love inspiring women to stay active during pregnancy! >>Not only does staying active help you create a healthy lifestyle, but it also prepares you for birth and recovery postpartum.<< Now that I have been working with prenatal women for almost 20 years, I have a few tips that will set your movement practice up for…
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