womenshealth

Back to the Basics – A Simple Exercise Program to Help Facilitate Function and Flatten the ‘Mommy Tummy’

Moms everywhere may need to take it back to the basics to reach their fitness goals. A recent article in the Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy outlines a specific abdominal retraining exercise program that helped postpartum women decrease the inter-recti distance below their belly button. In decreasing the gap, they are demonstrating better pressure management and mastering of activating the abdominal muscles efficiently so they can be strengthened effectively. This will avoid putting outward pressure on the abdominal wall which inevitably prevents losing the mommy tummy. A little bit of patience and a lot of committed mindfulness for technique can go a longs way.

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Aerobic Exercise During Pregnancy: Its Relationship with Childhood Obesity

Optimal health starts at a very early age. In fact, it begins prenatally, or in the mother’s womb. Maternal exercise has been proven to be one component to promoting a healthy start for your baby. Specifically, aerobic exercise has a positive impact on an infant’s nervous system development of motor skills at one month of age.

What is the Pelvic Floor?

Pelvic floor 101. What is it? Where is it? What does it do? Everything you want to know about the pelvic floor and why you should care about it as a mother who has been pregnant or delivered a child either vaginally or by c-section.