The New Mom’s Guide to Losing Weight After Pregnancy

Are you desperately trying to lose your post pregnancy weight? Pregnancy and the aftermath may be fun, but the post pregnancy weight loss is stressful!

Losing weight after pregnancy doesn’t need to be—and can’t be—a full-time job. These health pros share the safest and healthiest ways to lose baby weight without sacrificing your sanity.

Losing weight after pregnancy is a hot topic. It’s a headline that gets splashed across magazine covers and becomes immediate fodder for late-night talk shows as soon as a celeb delivers. (See: Beyoncé, Kate Middleton, Chrissy Teigen.) And if you’re like most women who, according to the Centers for Disease Control, gain more weight than what’s officially recommended (25 to 35 pounds for those within a healthy BMI range), then it’s likely you feel pressure to figure out how to lose weight after baby, pronto.

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But if you don’t have a celebrity trainer and want to consume more than just juice, all the advice being thrown at you may be confusing. That’s why we tapped medical and fitness experts (who also happen to be moms) to learn the top tips for losing weight after pregnancy. Because if anyone’s going to “get it,” it’s someone who’s been there, done that—and has the education to back it up.

Start with walking.
In an ideal world, “women with healthy pregnancies should never stop exercising pre-delivery,” says Alyse Kelly-Jones, M.D., a board-certified ob-gyn with Novant Health Mintview in Charlotte, North Carolina. Doing so can help you have a safer delivery and improve your well-being, she says. Plus, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists reports that prenatal exercise reduces the risk of gestational diabetes and preeclampsia while improving mental health.

Read more: https://www.shape.com/weight-loss/tips-plans/losing-weight-after-pregnancy

 

The Most Common Things People Are Doing Wrong In The Gym, According To 12 Top Personal Trainers

I remember my first time in the gym. I do my workouts which were filled with mistakes. Everyone have made mistakes in gym, and you have done them too for sure. Here are some mistakes commonly made that you can avoid during your sessions in the gym.

While we all have that moment where we realise we need to get back in the gym, what exactly we do when we get there can be more of a struggle to figure out.

We are constantly bombarded with dos, don’ts and conflicting information. This then leads to people harming their workout progress by following the wrong advice or coming up with their own ideas because of the lack of a general consensus. Consequently, a lot of us are making the same mistakes when it comes to exercise.

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We asked some of London’s top fitness and personal trainers on what the most common mistakes are:

Not varying your workout

Sandy Macaskill, personal trainer at Barry’s Bootcamp says: “The change most people need to make to their workout routine is change itself. Lots of people do the same workout, same exercises, same order, same weight, etc, day in, day out and wonder why they don’t get any results. Your body gets used to what you are asking it to do and stops being forced to respond sufficiently.

Read more: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/personal-trainers-12-gym-mistakes-fitness-wrong-health-lifetstyle-weights-cardio-a7596126.html

 

6 Tips for Limiting Holiday Calories and Fats

The holidays are fast approaching and that means time for favorite family traditions.  For those worrying about their weight gain, here are six simple tips for keeping off the holiday pounds.

The fall and winter holidays are full of fun get-togethers and, yes, fattening food that’s bad for everyone — particularly those with high cholesterol.

“Around the holidays, we tend to let ourselves go, and that’s the absolute worst thing you can do if you have a heart condition, high cholesterol, or blood pressure problems,” says Yazid Fadl, MD, MPH, a cardiologist with Indiana University Health in Indianapolis.

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“In a single month you can eat all the wrong things at once, putting significant stress on your body,” he notes.

Though it’s easy to eat foods that are high in calories and saturated fats that can raise your cholesterol, adopting new lifestyle strategies can be almost as simple. Make a few small changes to ensure that your holidays are healthy, whether you’re trying to avoid weight gain, lower your blood pressure, limit saturated fats, or lower your

1. Watch the Calories and Fats in Beverages

It’s no surprise that a creamy full-fat eggnog is bad when you have high cholesterol, so avoid it whenever possible. But keep in mind that any sugary beverage or whipped-cream-laden after-dinner drink could pack on both calories and saturated fat, jeopardizing your low-cholesterol diet.

Read more: https://www.everydayhealth.com/high-cholesterol/diet/ways-to-manage-high-cholesterol-during-the-holidays

 

Top 12 Natural Home Remedies for UTI

Natural home remedies for UTI infection are likely to be a great solution because they are safe, cheap, and no side effects. Read some effective home remedies to treat urinary tract infection.

Urinary tract infections are some of the most frequent clinical bacterial infections in women, accounting for nearly 25 percent of all infections. More than 50 percent of women will develop a UTI and UTI symptoms in their lifetimes, and because antibiotics are the most common conventional treatment for UTIs, bacteria have become antibiotic-resistant and recurring infections are a major concern. (1) For this reason, it’s important to use home remedies for UTIs that eliminate bacteria completely and reduce the risk of developing recurrent urinary tract infections.

Some of the best home remedies for UTI include drinking plenty of fluids, staying clean and dry, and consuming things like cranberries, probiotics, vitamin C and using essential oils. Read on for all 12 of my top home remedies for UTI.

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12 Home Remedies for UTI

1. Drink Plenty of Fluids

Drinking water or fluids throughout the day helps flush bacteria from your system. A 2013 study conducted at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas found that chronic low fluid intake may be an important factor in the pathogenesis of urinary tract infections — just one of many reasons to stay hydrated. (1) Drink at least one glass of water for every meal and snack of the day in order to flush out bacteria that can lead to infection.

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There Might Be a New Way to Prevent Birth Defects & Miscarriages

There are so many different causes of miscarriages, that sometimes it can be hard to pinpoint the exact cause. But with our high end generation, there might be a way to prevent it as early as possible.

A study has revealed a new prevention tool for miscarriages and birth defects: a vitamin. Scientists are thrilled to discover two outcomes from one study at the Victor Chang Institute in Sydney. The “double breakthrough” found that taking vitamin B3 while pregnant can prevent miscarriages and birth defects.

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“It’s rare that you find a cause and a prevention in the same study. And the prevention is so simple, it’s a vitamin,” said Professor Sally Dunwoodie to BBC.

Approximately 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage, and 7.9 million babies are born with a birth defect worldwide.

Vitamin B3, or niacin, is a water-soluble vitamin that can be found in meat, tuna fish, seeds, mushrooms and various other common foods. In addition to pregnancy benefits, vitamin B3 aids in other common health problems. The vitamin is important for the cardiovascular system and metabolism. It balances blood cholesterol and brain functions.

Read more: http://www.sheknows.com/health-and-wellness/articles/1135987/b3-preventing-birth-defects-miscarriages

 

How To Fix Your Sleep Schedule

We all know that depression sometimes, leads itself into insomnia. And this is one of the major reasons why its hard for us to fall asleep. But if you want to have a good sleep, why not fix your sleep schedule.

How many days of the week do you manage to go to bed and get up at the same time?

Do you find that the time you go to bed and fall asleep varies wildly from one night to the next?

If you have responsibilities such as young children, caring for someone or changeable shifts at work it’s understandably very hard to have a stable routine.

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And naturally many people find it hard to resist the temptation to stay up later at the weekend and enjoy a lie-in.

But if you have sleep problems like insomnia, ideally you should try to keep as stable a sleep pattern as possible, even at the weekend.

Having a regular sleep schedule is arguably the best self-help techniques for insomnia and a fundamental principle of good sleep hygiene. So if you only try one thing to deal with your insomnia, make it this one.

It’s also useful to have an idea in mind of how much sleep you really need. Most adults need between 7 and 9 hours sleep on average.

The exact amount comes down to your own judgment about how much you need to feel refreshed and at your best the next day.

In this article I’ll be looking at 2 different ways to fix your sleep schedule if it’s currently a mess. Whichever technique you decide to try, hopefully it will help you get the sleep you need.

Read more: https://www.nosleeplessnights.com/sleep-hygiene/fix-your-sleep-schedule

 

Top 10 Reasons To Try Acupuncture

Many people have heard about acupuncture and the first comment is usually “Stick needles in me? No way!” And I tell you that’s also my first expression. But after I’ve tried it, it really did wonders on my body.

Acupuncture is one of the oldest holistic approaches known to man. It is believed to restore the energy flow through your body. Acupuncture involves inserting thin needles in key parts of your body and is known to provide relief for a variety of health conditions. Here are some common reasons why you should try acupuncture.

Lower Back Pain Relief
Did you know that lower back pain, or lumbar pain, is widely considered to be the number one reason for workplace absenteeism in the United States? There are several ways in which one can relief lower back pain, from resorting to NSAIDs and trying the services of a skilled chiropractor to acupuncture.

An experienced and highly trained acupuncturist can help you manage your lower back pain in a timely manner. Acupuncture can reduce inflammation and it promotes a healthy and efficient blood flow through your body (and especially through the lower limbs) and it also stimulates the production of endorphins, which are naturally occurring hormones that act as natural pain relievers.

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Stress Relief
Stress, also dubbed as the “Silent Killer”, can slowly destroy you from inside out, if you do not manage it properly. Acupuncture is one of the numerous ways in which you can ward off the side effects of stress, as this ancient technique is known to stimulate the production of serotonin (which is known as the Happiness Hormone), in addition to that of endorphins.

Regulate the Menstrual Cycle
Menstruation can be rather painful at times, and the pain is often so intense that not even the over-the-counter drugs can help you control it. If you are committed to treating yourself naturally and without using any synthetic drugs, then look no further than acupuncture, as this efficient centuries-old technique is known to regulate the menstrual cycle while relieving the painful cramps associated with it.

Read more: http://www.rosewellness.com/top-10-reasons-try-acupuncture

 

6 Exercises That You Turn Your Dog’s Walk Into a Total-Body Workout for You

Not only is exercise great for your pet, it is also a way for you to incorporate more exercise into your daily life.  Aside from the obvious health benefits, exercising  with your dog can be an incredible bonding experience, and it is one that I highly recommend.  Enjoy your dog’s company while outdoors!

There are plenty of really good reasons to get a dog (think: adulting, companionship, rescue, parenthood training, or just the inability to resist a totally heart-melting face).

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Not like you need more convincing, but owning a fur baby can also improve your health. Studies show dogs can help lower your blood pressure and cholesterol; reduce depression, stress, and anxiety; motivate you to exercise; and even help you lose weight. It’s like the gym buddy you’ve always wanted… only way cuter.

“A dog may just be your greatest workout partner ever,” says Adam Rosante, strength and mental performance coach and dog lover who trains with his pup every morning. “There are no plans to be made or broken. No dramatic stories to commiserate over. Just a hard-working, fun-loving buddy to keep pace by your side. In fact, if you’re willing to put in a little effort and consistency on the front end, your dog can actually hold you accountable to your workouts.”

Read more: https://greatist.com/fitness/bodyweight-exercises-how-to-work-out-with-your-dog

 

Why Modern Wellness Is More About Feeling Good Than Looking Good

Our choice of staying healthy is more than the physical look, It goes beyond than that. When we are concern of our wellness our internal aspect is also affected by feeling good inside and it will reflects in our appearance. This blogger really inspires us that it’s important to feel good than looking good.

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On Instagram, everything is perfect.

At least, it looks that way.

Take Lee Tilghman’s Instagram account, for example. The recipe developer, writer, and photographer behind the popular @LeeFromAmerica social handle posts picturesque views of must-visit places, badass images of fitness excursions, and colorful food shots that look almost too good to eat.

Yet despite her seemingly flawless feed, Tilghman’s life isn’t strictly fun and effortless. Behind the scenes, she works tirelessly to create original content for her website, brainstorm new recipe ideas, lead food workshops within her community, and other day-to-day responsibilities — all while keeping her health (and the wellness of others) top-of-mind.

Of course, part of being healthy is enjoying feel-good activities that bring a smile to your face and refresh your outlook on life. To help everyone embody a do-what-feels-good attitude this summer, we partnered with Starbucks to talk to Tilghman about how she balances work, wanderlust, and wellness with feel-good and self-care practices on a daily basis.

Read more: https://www.bustle.com/p/why-modern-wellness-is-more-about-feeling-good-than-looking-good

 

Fit To Fiddle: Best Practices To Stay Healthy While You Work

The problems of leading such busy lives that are full of different activities means that people have very little time looking after their health. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle in our busy days can be quite challenging, but it is a must. Here are the best practices to live a healthy lifestyle while at work.

The urban Indian population is spending more and more time indoors. More precisely, indoors in an AC environment, in front of a laptop, sitting at a desk. With coffee breaks in between, very large lunches in the middle of the day, and, on rare occasions, one hour of sweating it out at the gym in the evening. So, it comes as no surprise that diabetes and obesity are on the rise.

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Maintaining a healthy lifestyle when you’re spending most of your day in the workplace is not an easy task. You might not have the time and space to take a walk or have access to an indoor gym to slip off to during the day. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t still try. In fact, it means you need to try all the harder because staying healthy is a large part of staying productive, not to mention staying alive.

Here are some tips for a healthier lifestyle in the workplace:

Skip the big office lunch and pack something lighter instead

Yes, we know, it’s really not so cool to carry a lunchbox. But that big mid-day meal, besides putting you to sleep, really doesn’t help when you’re spending the whole day seated, without any physical activity apart from typing. Try and convince the people around you to do it – that way you’ll still have company.

Stay hydrated

If you’re used to taking a lot of coffee breaks, convert them to green tea breaks. It’s more about drinking something hot and relaxing your mind. Too many coffees can make you a lot more tired than you drink. You probably placed a water bottle on your desk in the morning, but have you been using it?

Read more: http://www.homelane.com/blog/fit-fiddle-best-practices-stay-healthy-work