Best Women’s Health & Fitness Tips Of The Week: July 25

See the best women’s health and fitness articles, blogs, and info from the past week and kick off the new week ahead with some tips to take your health up a notch.

This is a weekly TOP 3 list (that’s it – who has time for more?) where you will see women’s health pro’s highlighted whom I respect and trust. They are experts in fields such as pregnancy, postpartum, conception, exercise, babies, pelvic floor and core, strength training, body image, nutrition, and more!

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1). Millions of Women Are Injured During Childbirth. Why Aren’t Doctors Diagnosing Them? 

“Childbirth is a well-studied traumatic experience for women’s bodies, yet modern medicine still leaves far too many mothers debilitated, sometimes for the rest of their lives.”

True stories from real mothers about their experiences with pelvic pain, incontinence and other symptoms suffered by millions of women. A deeper look into the medical research and answering the question, “why aren’t doctors diagnosing them?”.

Read it here

2). An open letter to the  IFBB Federation on their Children’s Fitness Division: Please stop

Please reconsider having this division in your competition. This isn’t about me, and this isn’t even about you. This is about children who are just trying to be kids in a world that is already placing to much pressure on them to get the A’s and do everything else “right”. The last thing they need is more pressure on their appearance.

Children as young as 6 are competing in fitness competitions. Sarah Vance was a competitor herself and knows the damage that can be done both physically and mentally from the type of dieting necessary to compete in these types of competition

Read it here

3). I Have An Idea: Let’s Stop Telling Women How To Give Birth

You know what I want? Women to have equal access to information and education to make informed choices that work for them. I want women to have doctors and midwives who explain the pros and cons of choices openly and honestly, treating women like they have brains in addition to vaginas.”

It’s a brilliant idea. Let us each have our own birth experience and be free of other people’s opinions about it. 

Read it here

Jess

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