As mums we are all guilty of putting everyone first before ourselves. We’re more likely to make sure our kids, partners, friends, parents, neighbours, pets(?!) are ok before checking in on ourselves and making sure we’re ok. During this never ending pandemic, looking after our own mental health and taking some time out for ourselves has never been so important. If you’re reading this thinking ‘yep this is exactly what I do’ then here are just a few ways on how to focus on yo
Happy February! We've made it through January, hooray! And we are creeping slowly towards spring and hopefully seeing some of the lockdown restrictions eased.
I'm not going to lie but life is tough (to varying degrees), for all of us right now and I bet a lot of us are lacking in motivation.
Speaking for myself, even as a personal trainer there are days when I just cannot be bothered to exercise. Of course I know all the benefits and I know 100% that once I finish I will f
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Strong glutes are important at any time of your life but particularly when you are pregnant or after having had your baby. Lower back pain is common during pregnancy and this is often due to bad posture stemming from weak glutes. Strong glutes will not only support your pelvic floor but will help stabilise your entire body through all the huge changes it goes through during pregnancy. Once the baby is out, mums spend A LOT of time lifting – their babies up from the floor, bug
Ah the pelvic floor. I may just be speaking for myself but I think the majority of us hadn’t really given our pelvic floor much thought until we became pregnant and were told to make sure we were doing our daily kegels. For those who still may not be aware of what the pelvic floor actually is, what it does and why it’s important, here’s a little more info. So the pelvic floor is a group of muscles that stretch like a hammock from the pubic bone at the front, to the coccyx (ta
Welcome to the first Monday of a brand new year! Personally I love the start of January (weird I know.) For me the start of a new year feels like you’ve been given a fresh slate, and (even with the current situation) I’m optimistic for the future. I realise I’m probably in the minority with this one, so if you’re still feeling like you’re in that post-Christmas slump, perhaps these following tips will help ease you out of it. Get moving, whether it’s a walk or a workout. If y
Happy new year! I hope you had a good Christmas despite everything and are feeling ready to embrace 2021. Let’s hope it’s better than 2020! So the first of January! It’s usually about now that we start getting inundated with social media posts, newspaper articles and emails about ‘slimming down’, ‘detoxing’, ‘cutting the calories’, ‘losing a stone’ etc etc. If you are someone that has tried various diets with little success and perhaps may have an unhealthy, guilt ridden rela
After having a baby, maintaining a nutritious diet that includes lean protein, whole grains, fresh produce & of course water, is vital for healing and recovery because:- 🍏The food we eat is literally the building blocks the body uses to repair muscles and tissues 🍏What you eat can affect your energy levels and mood. 🍏If you’re breastfeeding, you’ll need adequate nutrition so your body won’t deplete your own nutrient stores in order to make breastmilk It can be tricky tryin