Best Women’s Health & Fitness Tips of The Week: July 4th

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!

1). I Weigh Less Now Than Before I Had A Baby. Please Don’t Congratulate Me. 

“Whether I’m fat or thin, whether I’ve lost the “baby weight” or still look like I’m six months pregnant, whether I’m flaunting stretch marks or rocking a low cut bikini revealing my C-section scar, my body is none of your business. Not before I was pregnant, not while I was pregnant, and definitely not now.” 

I couldn’t love this article, from Dr. Alexis Conason, more. Enough said.

Read it here

2). 3 Steps to Healing Your Diastasis Recti

“This means that you’ve lost some of the support network for the core, the spine, and potentially, your abdominal and pelvic organs. This loss of support can result in increased risk of injury to the low back and pelvic floor concerns such as incontinence.” 

I included 5 of my fave core strengthening exercises in this article, published by Girls Gone Strong.

Read it here

3). Postpartum Anxiety Might Be Even More Common Than PPD

“Perinatal anxiety — a condition that can cause women to feel a constant, paralyzing sense of worry and make them unable to eat or sleep — could, in fact, be even more prevalent than postpartum depression (PPD), the researchers believe, and yet public awareness about the mood disorder remains relatively scarce.”

Eye opening stats on the potential rates of postpartum anxiety included in this piece from Catherine Pearson.

Read it here

Jess

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