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20 Dec 2018
Visceral fat, fat found around the abdominal region, has been defined as the most dangerous type of fat. It is caused largely by late night eating, junk foods and drinking especially sugary drinks and alcohol. Almost every lady’s nightmare, especially for aesthetic reasons, workouts targeted at the core are some of the most popular, especially…
22 Nov 2018
If you think the weather is hot, you should get some perspectives from a pregnant woman, especially in the latter half of pregnancy. In addition to the other niggles and relative inconveniences it may bring, pregnancy also increases the amount of heat a woman....
8 Nov 2018
Whether it is with the extended delay of your period or the display of those two red lines on a pregnancy test kit, conception heralds many changes...
1 Nov 2018
‘Dieting in pregnancy’, is a phrase that evokes variable emotions, while some people are strongly against it (a pregnant woman should eat whatever she wants), a few pregnant women are open to the possibility to losing any excess weight. Should a pregnant woman diet? How safe would it be? Dieting is defined as the kinds…
18 Oct 2018
Labour and delivery are athletic events, you must prepare for them. This is why, at most antenatal classes, women are told to workout and eat healthy. But how does a pregnant woman who has never worked out start to work out in a way that is both safe and effective for her?
27 Sep 2018
When it comes to exercising in pregnancy, or even maintaining a disciplined diet irrespective of cravings and hormones, there are as many concerns as there are myths and old wives’ tale. More education is therefore needed especially in this part of our world where a pregnant woman actively working out is mostly looked upon with…
13 Sep 2018
This phrase used to be a reality for a good number of pregnant women in the past, but thankfully today more women know that ‘Eating for two’ will only impact...
30 Aug 2018
I had seen the birthing ball a couple of times, both on TV and Magazines and I thought it was for ‘Oyibo people’, as I mostly saw it on foreign media. Even when it found its way into my local gym, I hardly ever saw it used by anyone.
9 Aug 2018
Working out in pregnancy has benefits that go beyond pregnancy, but for most women, knowing when to start, and what to do to ensure that there are no risks to both mother and baby poses a great challenge. It is heart warming to hear questions like this, as it indicates a willingness to actually exercise…
26 Jul 2018
In Nigeria, very few things have been misunderstood like a pregnant woman working out. If you are obese or overweight, is seen as a waste of time; if underweight, you are asked if you want to kill yourself, disappear, or hurt your baby; and if in the ideal weight range, you are perceived as being…
12 Jul 2018
I have heard it said that pregnancy, labour and delivery are athletic events. You should train for them. I couldn’t agree more. Prenatal workouts, in low-risk pregnancies, are not only advisable, but are also highly beneficial for both mother and baby. Matter of fact, it is now considered backward thinking that a woman enjoying an…
28 Jun 2018
With a whole new life growing on the inside of a mum, nutrition decisions can no longer be casual, flippant, or selfish. Which is why prenatal nutrition is important to ensure that mummy and baby are optimally nourished in the 40weeks of pregnancy, while still ensuring that prenatal weight gain....