Workout Wednesday’s #19: Guest Post- Top Benefits of Pregnancy Pilates by Oliva Wilson

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Top Benefits of Pregnancy Pilates Classes

Are you pregnant? Well, congratulations! Pregnancy brings so much joy, but can also be accompanied by of stress and anxiety. However, this state of mind is not beneficial to the mom-to-be or baby. This, many pregnant women join pregnancy Pilates classes, which can help keep them calm and stress-free. Aside from these benefits, did you know that these classes are also helpful for the baby’s health and  delivery?

Let’s discuss the benefits of the prenatal yoga and other exercises:

  • Helps with accepting change:

It’s a known fact that our life is constantly changing. However, during pregnancy, the pace of those changes increases to a new level. Adhering to those changes is a bit tough, although the pregnancy Pilates class supports the body and helps it in change the way it requires. Pilates and Yoga encourages stretching and other easy exercises that will prepare the body for all the changes it is going to face, especially in the lower region where the maximum weight is going to sit.

  • Stamina and strength:

As the time goes on, pregnant women, need more strength and stamina to carry a new life inside their body. The exercises, which are part of these classes, allows pregnant women to build stamina and strength in their hips, back, and arms, as well as shoulders. This extra strength helps women to carry the extra weight of the baby easily, while also protecting her from injury.

  • Physical & Emotional balance:

You might have heard pregnant women crying, saying that the tears are just because of hormones. Well, it’s true, during pregnancy women are indeed a mess of emotions along with physical changes. During this period, hormones like progesterone and estrogen are increasing. Pregnancy Pilates classes help maintain the balance between physical changes and emotional outbursts by providing an outlet. Ever gone for a run to burn off some anger? Try a pregnancy pilates or yoga class to burn off some hormones!

  • Relaxing:

Pregnancy brings stress in various muscle groups of women’s body such as the lower back, hips, chest, upper back, neck, and shoulders. Pilates exercises help in relaxing these muscles and spreading the feeling of calmness throughout the body. While back rubs from your spouse are great, They can’t conquer the stress of 9 months of pregnancy. Pregnancy Pilates classes offer a more potent solution, helping you strengthen your mucsles while also including stretching to calm and soothe them.

  • Preparing for labor and delivery:

The Doctor says, “When we’re afraid, we tighten up,” which can cause problems during labor and delivery. However, these exercises help women and their body to prepare  for the big day by sternghtening and stretching all the muscles that will be so important for delivering baby.  Pilates routines allow women to trust the fact that when the time comes they will be able to open up and give birth easily. Pregnancy Pilates classes not only boosts women’s confidence but also offers to support for their body.

  • Connection with the baby:

No woman wants to lose the chance to connect with their baby even before it is born. “You can connect with your baby by imagining that, as you exhale, [you] sink your belly gently back toward the spine, as though you are giving your baby a hug,” says Jessica Berger Gross, mom to 5-year-old Lucien, in the November 2013 issue of Yoga Journal.” These exercises require focus on the body and when you focus on your body, you can feel the baby’s movement along with yours.

  • Breathing:

Pregnancy Pilates classes help women to practice the very that will come in handy during contractions and delivery. In these classes, pregnant women will learn all about the technique and process of breathing, which will be required in the coming future.

As you can see there are many benefits to Pilates and yoga classes during pregnancy.  Have you ever tried one?

Oliva Wilson is a knowledgeable and qualified blogger. She adores writing blogs on many topics such as Home Improvement, Pets, Food, Automotive, Business, Health, Lifestyle, Family etc. Follow her on FacebookGoogle+.

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Tidbits To Remember When My Children Are Grown

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Life is a roller coaster of ups and downs, bad decisions and good, regrets and triumphs.  Looking back at my own childhood, I have so much sympathy for what my parents endured. While they were on a journey that took them down a different path than my own jaunt so far, I see many parallels between our lives, our adventures and misfortunes.

I also see many areas that I want to learn from. Not necessarily mistakes that they made, but small divergences from the path I want to remain on, that I hope not to repeat. These lessons are not just from observing my own family and experiences, but from friends and even strangers I have watched along the way.

Knowing how my mind works (meaning it doesn’t) I think it prudent to write down these lessons, these little tidbits of advice for my future self. Seeing as I can barely find the sunglasses on my head…

Remember Your Younger Self

Remember how hard childhood can be, how difficult it is to try and discover yourself and be your own person. Remember that you feared becoming your mother as a teenager….

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Stay Healthy and Fit During Pregnancy by Avoiding These Exercises

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Pregnancy is quite the journey! It is both exhausting and exciting, frightening and full of love.

Your body makes a ton of changes during this time, and you will quickly find that your heart rate rises faster and your belly makes it hard to do certain activities.

Staying active during pregnancy, however, is very important for both you and baby. I am a firm believer that maintaining a workout routine even with a bigger belly is an essential part of prenatal care. However, you must be careful to avoid certain exercises. Continue reading “Stay Healthy and Fit During Pregnancy by Avoiding These Exercises”

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The Perfect Card for Mom with LovePop Cards!

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Mother’s Day is just around the corner!

I love having a special day that is just for my mom, a day when i always remember to call to send a card or flowers…because, let’s face it, life often gets in the way of these simple ways to show affection. I often remember to call too late, or call when she is busy and can’t talk.

Even if I can’t get her on the phone this Mother’s day, I know she have a big smile on her face when she opens her mail!
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If you can’t be with your mama this mothers day, send her some love with Mother’s Day Pop Up Cards!

 

 

 

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I’m Not F*$#ing Hormonal!

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As women, we have all heard it: “Is it that time of the month?” “Your hormones are raging!” “Pregnancy must be so hard emotionally with all those hormones” “Watch out, she’s super hormonal right now…”

Well, I’m here to tell you, WE’RE NOT F*$#ING HORMONAL!

You assume that because I am more upset than usual, it must be hormones, or because I yell at you when I would usually just accept circumstances as they are, that I must be mid-PMS or my preggie hormones are raging. Can you guess which finger I’m pointing at you? Continue reading “I’m Not F*$#ing Hormonal!”

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Workout Wednesday #17: Featured Trainer: Cindy Whitmarsh

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It’s time for another Workout Wednesday Featured Trainer!

May is just around the corner, which means bathing suit weather is fast approaching. I don’t know about you, but no matter how fit I feel, I always work a little bit harder when I know It’s close to time to showing off a bit more skin!

Therefore, it’s time to introduce to you one of my favorite, fat burning YouTube Trainers!

Cindy Whitmarsh specializes in lighter weights and more reps with cardio bursts in between. This fitness method will help you tone up quickly while burning fat to bring out those sexy muscles! Continue reading “Workout Wednesday #17: Featured Trainer: Cindy Whitmarsh”

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Mother’s Day is For Mom’s: “Pet Mama’s” Move Aside!

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May is just around the corner, and with it comes a day that every mommy looks forward to: Mother’s Day.

Mom’s spend a lot of time doing a lot of thankless tasks throughout the year, we are yelled at by the tiny people we are trying to rear and clean up the same mess 10 times a day simply to do it all again tomorrow.

On Mother’s day, our tiny humans thank us with cards and extra kisses, our spouses shower us in relaxation and breakfast made by anyone but mom.

It’s a wonderful day, just for MOMS. For the women who have created life inside their own bodies or chosen to spend their lives raising children they married into or were fortunate enough to adopt.

We deserve this day.

Which is why, while I search through the card aisle for the perfect card for my own mother, who has put up with 34 years of ME, I get pretty annoyed with the card category entitled “Pet Mom.” Continue reading “Mother’s Day is For Mom’s: “Pet Mama’s” Move Aside!”

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