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3 Tips for Starting Postpartum Workouts

 | April 29, 2019 | Posted by:

Now that your baby is two or three months old, maybe you’re thinking about easing back into your workout routine. But where to start?

Here are some pointers for safely easing back into a workout routine.

  1. Start by walking. Take your baby outside and walk around your neighborhood or park. After a few days add in 10-20 lunges every two or three minutes. After a few weeks maybe try a minute or two of light jogging while you push the stroller, then walk for 5 minutes, then do some lunges. Thirty minutes of light cardio is all you might need to focus on.
  2. Add some weights. Once you feel like your body has adjusted to movement again try adding some weights. You can do lunges, squats, shoulder presses, bicep curls, tricep dips, and so many other great moves without even having to go to a gym.
  3. Be careful of crunches. Make sure that you are working your abdominals correctly. There is lots of information on how to safely heal your diastasic recti. You can always talk to your health care provider and they’ll point you to some great resources.

Do you have a post-pregnancy workout routine that you follow after your babies? We’d love to hear about it! Drop us a comment and let us know.


A Natural Approach to Infertility and PCOS

 | September 7, 2017 | Posted by:

One of the most common hormonal disorders of women in the reproductive years is PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), and is the leading cause of infertility.

In a normal cycle, follicles grow on ovaries, and eggs develop within those follicles. One of those eggs will be released into the fallopian tubes resulting in ovulation. PCOS  is a condition that causes your ovaries to be larger than normal with underdeveloped follicles that cluster up. Hormonal imbalances can lead to a host of health issues such as PCOS, which can cause infertility. For lots of wonderful information I would encourage you to read The Natural Diet Solution for PCOS and Infertility. All of the information in this article comes from that book.

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