FREE Post Natal Exercise Session - babies welcome!
Exercising after having a baby can improve your physical and mental wellbeing. Benefits of postnatal exercise include:
✔️ helps improve your mood ✔️ relieve stress ✔️ can prevent postpartum depression ✔️ improves energy ✔️ promotes weight loss ✔️ firms up your body and restores muscle strength ✔️ promotes recovery
However, you have to remember that exercising after childbirth is not only about fat loss or trying to get your pre-baby body back; it’s also about restoring your physiological functions and there is a way of doing this. You should be really careful when returning to exercise after having a baby. It is very important that your pelvic floor and abdominal muscles have regained sufficient strength before you recommence sports, aerobics, running or heavy lifting (and it doesn’t matter if you had a baby 5 weeks ago, 5 months ago or 5 years ago). Participating in these or other high-impact activities TOO early may reduce PF muscle strength and cause long-term bladder and bowel problems or pelvic organ prolapse.
If you would like to come along and try one of my post natal exercise sessions where your baby is welcome all you need to do is click the link below and complete the form on the web page. There are only 9 spaces available!
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Top tips for cooking with children.
Most kids love to cook, it's hands on, it's messy and there's plenty of room for creativity, not to mention a sense of achievement at the end. Teach your kids this life skill and you really will set them up for life, combine it with making their meal and you've set them up for the day too.
1. Take your time - expect everything to take longer than it usually would so set aside extra time for cooking and be aware, that particularly for younger children, the journey is as much fun as the destination!
2. Expect a lot of mess - cooking is a messy business and when kids are involved there'll be even more. Exercise a bit of damage control by putting a plastic tablecloth down on the floor or a tray underneath their work station but ultimately you'll all have more fun if you just let the mess happen and then clear up together at the end.
3. Plan ahead - select an appropriate recipe, one that they'll enjoy and that involves plenty of activities that are suitable for their age. Make sure you have all the ingredients and equipment at the ready. If necessary, do some preparation, before you ask them to join you.
4. Get them ready - put them in clothes you don't mind getting dirty (!), put an apron on and tie back long hair. Don't forget about hand washing.
5. Make it fun! Children will learn to love cooking if you relax and have fun with them in the kitchen. If you feel nervous, start with basic recipes, they're still a good learning experience. Only step in when it's absolutely necessary, otherwise let them enjoy and create.