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In this article, I will share what strength training entails, why ladies need to embrace it and the principles of strength training. So, stay with me till the end, wink* Strength training is also referred to as weight or resistance training. It is the use of free weights, weight machines, or your own body weight in exercise to train a specific muscle or muscle group to improve muscular fitness. Muscular fitness includes strength and endurance. Still with me? Most ladies assume that weight lifting will have them looking manly or like body builders hence you’ll find them opting for cardio-based workout. But hey, this is a misguided stereotype. The only way a lady will get bulky is if that’s her…

CAN YOU REALLY HAVE A FIT PREGNANCY? Absolutely yes! It is possible to be pregnant and fit at the same time. This might come as a shocker for some of you so let me tell you what having a fit pregnancy would entail. In the absence of obstetric complications, it’s advisable to continue or start a workout routine. However, there are few things you need to keep in mind including the production of the hormone relaxin which will loosen up joints making it easier to injure yourself. So, don’t be so hard on yourself because your main goal is to stay fit and prepare for childbirth as well as the work that comes when the baby arrives. In this article…

Let’s say your baby is a year old and now you want to get started on that fitness program you’ve been postponing. Did you know you can smash your fitness goals without leaving your house? This is possible whether you are a beginner or someone who has been working out. You can increase your strength and endurance without leaving your house. If you feel that the gym is too crowded or too far away from your access, don’t worry. There is an escape route for you. You can wake up and do some simple workouts at home and still get those fitness benefits. Before going along with your busy day, how about you set aside 30 minutes of exercise, especially…

Warming up before physical activity is highly overlooked I’d say. Some moms just go straight to the exercise of the day without preparing the body for that day’s workout. Are you one of these moms? Whether you are getting into a yoga session, Pilates, aerobics dance, cross-fit workout, strength, endurance training, playing some squash or tennis at the sports club, it’s important to make a warm-up part of your exercise routine. Today I’ll share with you reasons why warming up should be an essential part of your workout. ‘PRE-GAME’ Warm-up is like a pregame on a heavy night, wink wink. This is where you prepare the heart, lungs, and muscles for strenuous activity. A good warm-up lasts for 5 to…

Starting an exercise program after delivery has many benefits for the mom such as boosting energy and fighting postpartum depression. However, it’s important to be cautious when starting an exercise program. During pregnancy and after birth, the body goes through so many changes. Therefore, it is important to ease gently into any exercise program.   Vaginal Delivery For moms who have had a vaginal birth, getting back to exercise could be done almost immediately as long as you’ve had your postnatal check. Get a go ahead from your doctor then ease into any exercise routine so as to avoid too much strain on the abs and pelvic floor muscles.This way you can avoid injury and reduce the time for recovery.…

So here is a story: It’s a new month. New month, New you. As such, you make resolutions, one of which is to hit the gym, join a yoga class, be active in a sport you like, or to start jogging around the neighborhood. You are pumped up in the first month. This year it’s going to be different, you just want to smash those goals and get that beach body that’s Instagram-worthy. It’s mid-month, and you can’t see much change in your body. I mean that body should be forming already, right? Wrong. Now what? You have a cheat meal, then a binge drinking spree on the weekend, then the next few weekends. You miss one day at the gym.…

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