Fitness


Running During Pregnancy

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 By Danielle Olsheski
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Pregnancy is a time full of excitement and change for mothers-to-be, but do you have to change your running routine? Running has numerous benefits to mother and baby during pregnancy. With communication and clearance from your physician, many women can continue to participate in the same exercise they enjoyed pre-pregnancy. General Exercise Recommendations for Uncomplicated Pregnancies: Always check with your practitioner prior to engagement of exercise during pregnancy. Continue to check with your provider during follow-up visits for continuation of exercise during pregnancy, as they might restrict or prohibit exercise if pregnancy is deemed high-risk or complicated. Benefits of Running During Pregnancy:…

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5 Questions (and Answers) about Gestational Diabetes

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 By Cheyenne Bell
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Pregnancy is an exciting and overwhelming time in a woman’s life. Learning that you have or may have gestational diabetes can really throw a wrench in an otherwise joyful experience. While developing gestational diabetes is certainly not ideal, it is not as scary as it seems. With timely testing and diligent health choices, gestational diabetes can be easily diagnosed and managed. Here are a few answers to common questions many women have about gestational diabetes: What is gestational diabetes? Gestational diabetes (or GDM) occurs when a woman who has never had diabetes before pregnancy develops elevated levels of blood glucose (sugar) levels during…

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How to Burn Fat Without Dropping Your Breastmilk Supply

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 By Kate Horney
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When it comes time to start your training or diet plan postpartum, it’s very common for moms to worry about how it will affect their breast milk supply. I can relate. As a new mom committed to breastfeeding both of my sons as long as possible, I promised myself that if I noticed a decrease in breast milk production after starting my postpartum workouts, I would stop immediately. To me, losing the baby weight just wasn’t as important as having a healthy child. Excessive dieting can reduce your milk supply, but the good news is that when it’s done in the…

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4 Low Carb Smoothie Recipes for Weight Loss

Friday, April 21, 2017 By Kate Horney
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As a busy moms we have to make sure that we are taking care of ourselves. But we often don’t have the hours to spend in the kitchen whipping up a nutritious meal. That’s why I love adding these quick low carb smoothies into my daily nutrition routine. With energy-enhancing ingredients like fresh fruit, green tea, ginger, and protein, you’ll give your smoothie an extra boost with antioxidants and essential vitamins without having to take a pill or supplement. The protein and fiber in these low carb smoothies will help balance hunger, energy, and cravings and will keep you burning fat…

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5 Things Your Pediatrician Wants You to Know

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 By Tessy Kadavil
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As a pediatrician and mama, I am writing this in hope that it helps ease some of the million and one worries we all have about our kiddos! Most importantly, trust your instincts. And if you feel like something is off with your little one, please bring them to your pediatrician. 1. Fever When your child is sick and has a high fever, it can be one of the scariest feelings as a parent. Your little ones don’t look like themselves, sometimes their temperatures are very elevated, they’re not eating, and mama panic mode sets in. Fevers are not all bad,…

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