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3 Bits of Exercise Advice Your Post Baby Body Will Thank You For

3 Bits of Exercise Advice Your Post Baby Body Will Thank You For

When I found out I was pregnant with our first child, I set out to train for this birth like it was a marathon.  I respected my body by cutting out high intensity training and kept my heart rate in a safe zone, but I was determined to prepare my body like it were a competition.  And the prize at the end. . . my sweet bundle of joy! My goal was to be flexible, strong, and agile enough to make it through this season of my life with as few battle wounds as possible.

I was surprised though that despite my work to stay strong through pregnancy, I shared the same experience as all new moms.  My muscles felt weak in my midsection, I acquired bad posture, my body ached, and I experienced general fatigue.By combining my experience with my expertise in how the body moves and heals I found three areas that can’t be skipped on the road to post partum recovery. Here are the three strategies I recommend new moms incorporate into their exercise routines to regain strength, an optimal level of activity, and remain pain free.

How to "Fall Proof" Your Home Today to Protect Your Tomorrows

How to "Fall Proof" Your Home Today to Protect Your Tomorrows

One of the biggest fears we hear from clients is in regards to falling. They are concerned about an aging parent, a spouse, or even their own future.

There are some minor changes you can make in 5 key areas of your home to decrease the chance of an accidental fall happening. If you are active and agile, these are still good things to put in place now instead of waiting until after an unfortunate even happens. In fact, accidents can happen to any of us regardless of age and stage of life.

Friday Foodspiration: Glazed Pumpkin Cookie Squares

Friday Foodspiration: Glazed Pumpkin Cookie Squares

These fall inspired pumpkin treats were originally going to be cookies. But, I was cooking with my daughter who has a shortened attention span in the kitchen. Instead of calling her back every 10 minutes to scoop out dough for another cookie sheet, I just had her press the dough into the bottom of a baking pan.

It worked! These are not fluffy and cakey like typical pumpkin bars, but dense and chewy like the inside of a cookie. Top them with a sugar free vanilla glaze and my daughter was very pleased with her “treat” to share at school.