Exercise is highly recommended for pregnant women as it helps prepare the body for the demands of a changing body and labour. The most popular exercise routines for women include swimming and brisk walking as well as special yoga classes, tai chi and pilates. One of the lesser-known exercises that can work wonders for pregnant […]
After you have delivered your bundle of joy, getting your pre-baby body back will probably be an exciting prospect after so long not being able to see your toes, let alone touch them. Our article here has some good tips on what to think about when exercising your post-baby body. In particular we mentioned resistance […]
Last year controversy sparked Netball Australia’s decision to ban pregnant women from playing competitive netball. The ban was finally lifted earlier this year but pregnant women were still being warned about contact sports.
Maintaining an exercise programme raises energy, improves circulation and digestion, encourages your natural production of hormones and strengthens your muscle tone in preparation for conception, pregnancy and birth.
The pelvic floor is a group of internal muscles that actively supports the bladder, uterus and bowel. Find out how to strengthen these most important muscles during pregnancy.
Pilates is a body conditioning system that focuses on creating postural flexibility and strength by engaging both the mind and body.
Tai Chi Chuan is an ancient Chinese martial art combining mental concentration, slow breathing and graceful movement.
Brisk walking is an easy way to incorporate exercise into your every day routine
Yoga is a discipline thought to benefit every aspect of wellbeing. It is practised as a unique series of postures known as asanas, in conjunction with breathing exercises to help calm the mind and improve the flow of blood and oxygen to the organs.
Keeping fit and healthy during your pregnancy can have many benefits for both you and your baby and will help you to have a good recovery after the birth of your baby. Knowing what you should and shouldn’t do can help you to plan a safe workout and help you to stay active throughout your […]