Am I in perimenopause, or am I just struggling because I am postnatal?

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Many women could be experiencing perimenopause and postnatal symptoms simultaneously. As the age of women giving birth is later in life is increasing and perimenopause can also start as early as 35. Postpartum women’s hormones are often the same as menopause I’ve always found it really interesting how postpartum women’s levels of estrogen and progesterone are often…

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7 tips to clear the confusion over diastasis recti

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Have you been trying to find answers about the best ways to heal your Diastasis Recti ? Most likely, you’ve heard some very disheartening or scary information? Don’t believe everything you read or hear as there’s a lot of misleading and fear based myths about Diastasis out there. It’s time to cut through those and get some…

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SupaCore scientifically proven to support your CORE

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I am often asked about compression support for pregnancy, post birth recovery and motherhood. SupaCore is proudly Australian and has a unique scientifically proven CORETECH™ waistband technology which has developed to into activewear including leggings and shorts that can be worn during pregnancy, sport and exercise – for any level of fitness. Best of all CORETECH™ by SupaCore…

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Pregnancy Exercise Cheat Sheet

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You can SCREENSHOT or SAVE my Instagram post in the video below or tag a friend on my IG page that needs a quick Pregnancy Exercise Cheat Sheet. Or if you are looking for something more comprehensive, why not also grab my complimentary Pregnancy Exercise Toolkit here What is SAFE and UNSAFE for pregnancy exercise…

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3 Ways to use a Fitball

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You may call it, a Fitball, Swissball, Birthball or Stability Ball. Regardless we’re talking about the same item of fitness equipment, that is one of my favourite items to use. They are fabulous for pregnancy exercise but also have many other added bonuses if postbirth or recovering from injury or pelvic floor concerns! Here are 3 simple but effective moves to try with a Fitball: 1.…

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7 Female Fitness Myths

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Here are 7 common female fitness myths that need to be debunked. 1. Stop forcing down 4L OF WATER PER DAY – you might be flushing important minerals tune into your thirst cues, sip as you need (your bladder will also thank you). 2. Exercise does not reduce your baby’s milk supply or change the…

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The secret to avoiding back pain

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Back pain is very common before during and after pregnancy. At least 10% of the world’s adult population suffers from back pain at some point in their lives, with nearly 1/3 of all female adults suffering from lower back pain (compared to only a quarter of males). This includes a staggering 50% of pregnant women…

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How to create Core integrity

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It’s so important to move in DIFFERENT ways to build CORE integrity. This means that crunches, sit ups and planks are not the only way to train the core. Deep and functional core training is also not only limited to pregnant or post birth women, it is essential for ALL BODIES ! Oh so you…

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How to Maximize Your Cardio Training

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The first question I have for you is: why do you do CARDIO? Many women correlate doing loads of cardio with losing loads of weight… this is one myth that needs to be BUSTED. Excessive Cardio can inhibit fat loss Excessive cardio can actually inhibit fat loss due to raised cortisol levels.Plus can result in injury ….which can totally inhibit consistency,…

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