It’s January, Christmas is over and your inbox is full of ‘loose weight’ and ‘get fit’, and those ‘quick fix’ plans are everywhere. Well, we buck the trends in the fitness industry, we don’t mind if you over indulged, drank a bit more than you should and forgot about all those healthy eating tips – you’re meant to, it’s Christmas and you are busy organising and making memories with your family.
We aim to educate and empower you to feel great, be confident and be a little more healthy than you currently are – baby steps are far more manageable than great big changes that set us up for a fall… so here are our top 7 tips for Jan 19:
Just move, it doesn’t have to be far or intense just a little more than you did yesterday. Walk to the shops, climb the stairs, park further away from your destination. My kids had a dance game for Christmas, 20 mins each and we were all glowing, which leads me to…
Make it fun! Don’t sign up to things that fill you with dread, if running is not your thing then don’t do it! Find something that makes you smile! Dance, walk, swim, a country walk it doesn’t matter, we want you to release endorphins and feel great!
Find a friend, there is nothing like the motivation of joining others in a class that make movement much more fun. Classes with other mums and babies are a great way to build up your social network, swap numbers and meet for coffee.
Get outside, your baby will sleep better and you will feel energised. Blow away those January blues, get a good pace going and before you know it, the layers will be coming off!
Drink water – loads! If you are well hydrated your system is far more efficient, you will feel better and less tired. Bonus!
Weekend leisure, when it’s family time, choose something movement based. Ditch the morning coffee shop and head to a trampoline park, kids playground, softplay, local park for a kick about or a swim. If you are active, so are your children.
Find an expert – if you are experiencing pain sites, are new to exercise or have more complex ‘mum’ bodies with pelvic floor weakness, diastasis recti or other common pre and postnatal ailments. Then make sure you are exercising with fully trained, experienced and insured instructors. A thorough screening process, abdominal check and conversation should take place before you move a muscle!
Keri is Oxfordshire’s leading Pre and Postnatal Fitness Specialist, offering a wide range of classes from Pilates, Restore your Core, Hiit, buggyfit and much more. A leader in providing top notch care and recovery methods for abdominal separation, pelvic floor weakness and back pain. She founded Fit and Healthy Mums in Jan 2012 and now works with a team of 6 other ladies to provide a full spectrum of services to antenatal and postnatal clients. Take a look at our full timetable, with classes in Abingdon, Oxford and Wantage. www.fitandhealthymums.com facebook www.facebook.com/fitandhealthymums instagram www.instagram.comfitandhealthymums
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