Articles tagged with exercise

Yoga for the First Trimester: The Downward Dog

Yoga is respectful of both your rapidly increasingly anxious mind. This pose in particular is perfect for the first trimester. It helps to alleviate physical and mental fatigue, while increasing hips flexibility (which, a few months from now, you'll be very glad to have). 1. Start on your hands and...

Getting Your Head Around Your New Body

Who'd have thought your boobs could actually get bigger? Well, you have a new baby and, surprise, surprise, you have a new body too. If you're more than a little shocked by the woman that you see in the mirror, reassure yourself that this is merely your transitional body as,...

Eating for Two, Again

New mom nutrition for your new mom lifestyle   You're delighted with your new baby but less so with your new body. This is not, however, the time to go on a diet. In any case, you don't really need to. Know that having lost ten pounds or so...

Body Type and Pregnancy

By Michelle Moss, DivineCaroline.com I’m going to share with you one of my best secrets to looking and feeling great during pregnancy (and beyond!) Trust me, once you know the secret, there’ll be no turning back. You’ll have figured out the solution to women’s body weight. What is it?...

The Skinny on Pregorexia

By Molly Mann, DivineCaroline For svelte celebs like Nicole Kidman, pregnancy seems like no excuse to give up a sleek bod. Even those who do gain a few necessary pounds to support the new life inside them appear ashamed of it. How many stories do we read about how quickly...

Foods for Fertility

Last month marked my two year anniversary of trying to conceive. And while I'm sure I should have meditated or performed some other Zen-like ritual, I instead spent the day shopping online. Somewhere during my spending frenzy, I had a kismet moment. As I performed a search for something totally...

Pregnancy Workouts-Daddy Style

If the mother of your child is already in good shape and her doctor approves, there's no reason she can't keep up her regular exercise regiment. If she wasn't a regular exerciser, this isn't the time to take up rock climbing or start training for a marathon. At the same...

From Muffin-top to Fertile Core

I've been pondering a theory. Attempting to return to the scene of the perfect crime that occurred when I got pregnant on my wedding night. What if I could duplicate everything I was doing back then? Eat the same foods. Drink soy milk. Practice Yoga. Meditate. Laugh and drink more....

Interval Training for Postnatal Moms

Interval training is perfect for new moms with little time to get in to shape!! Interval training is alternating short, fast bursts of intensive exercise with slow, less intensity at a steady state. Interval training works mom's aerobic and anaerobic systems. During the high intensity effort, the anaerobic system uses...

Why Exericise is Important After Baby Part 2

After childbirth I was amazed how my once-tight tummy looked like a deflated balloon. Don't panic, this is normal. Over the next few weeks your uterus will naturally contract back to its pre-pregnancy shape. Breastfeeding will expedite this process, causing the contractions to be stronger and more frequent. However, I...