Stop feeling guilty about not doing enough exercise

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You are not alone if you feel guilty about “never exercising” or “not going enough”. Many women think they “don’t have enough time to exercise” if they are not doing it for 1 hour or not getting red faced, exhausted or “feeling the burn”…so sadly they don’t start to exercise or completely stop what they…

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Can I lie on my back during pregnancy ?

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SHOULD I LIE ON MY BACK WHEN EXERCISING?⁠ Is a question I am often asked by many pregnant women so let’s look into the current research What the research says …⠀⠀⠀ The latest guidelines released by RANZCOG 2020 state;⁠⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀“Exercises should not be performed lying flat on the back after the first trimester.”⁠⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ General Guideline: “As…

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SWIISH – Evidence based wellness that works

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I recently travelled to my hometown Sydney and caught up with founders & sisters  Sally Obermeder and Maha Corbett at their fabulous SWIISH wellness event. Watch the video below … What does SWIISH stand for ? SWIISH stands for : Stylish Women Inspiring Inner Strength Health & Happiness & was created after Sally’s incredible triumph…

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NEUROPLASTICITY – how the mind body connection is important during exercise

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Most people don’t know that when they are exercising or moving their bodies, they are also working out their nervous system as well.  Neuroplasticity is the brain’s ability to continually change or re-mould just like plasticine and exercise can influence how this happens. As Neuroscientist Dr Tara Swart explains .. “Think of the brain as…

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Holiday Eating Cheat Sheet – pregnancy and postpartum

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With all the delicious treats gracing the table, it can be overwhelming trying to navigate balanced nutrition over the festive season. And when you’re pregnant, you may also be concerned about food safety..is it ok to actually eat Christmas Ham ? Live Masterclass REPLAY with Nutritionist Georgia Marrion Watch the LIVE REPLAY BELOW as I…

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Bone Broth for Immunity and Gut Health during pregnancy and postpartum

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I am all about nutrient dense recipes that are quick and easy. Here is a snack, dinner or lunch recipe that will also boost your immunity and gut health during pregnancy and postpartum Bone broth with hard boiled eggs and zucchini  (1 serve as per recipe) This recipe was created by Georgia Marrion our prenatal nutritionist…

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Workout for your current body, not your past body during pregnancy & postpartum

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If you are pregnant or postpartum your body has changed…so the way you exercise, workout and nourish yourself also has to CHANGE ! Workouts should be focused on your current body, not your past body. If you are embarking on pregnancy exercise, you may have received to “just keep doing what you are doing”…unfortunately this…

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The secret to a perfect CORE is easier than you think !

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I am often asked “what is the secret to a perfect core ?” and “what’s the best pregnancy or postpartum ab workout to achieve this ?” To begin, let’s clarify that to function optimally (or close to perfectly) the CORE abs, or abdominal wall during both pregnancy and postpartum needs to safely withstand pressure. This…

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Watch these 4 PREGNANCY TED TALKS

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If you are pregnant, I highly recommend you watch these four TED TALKS  that are are by professional experts and their information is all supported by data. Many pregnant women I encounter are overwhelmed by the plethora of information found online or from friends and family. I personally find it is much easier to wade…

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