[PODCAST] Minimum Effective Dose of Exercise

by Jan 12, 2021


Listen friend!

If 2021 is the year you aim to exercise consistently, then you must stop trying to do it the MOST.

Stop trying to exercise on all of the days.

Instead, shift your mindset to:

“What’s the LEAST amount of movement or exercise I can do in a week, and STILL feel physically and mentally well?”

This is the Minimum Effective Dose of exercise and I’m walking you through it on today’s To Birth and Beyond podcast episode.

Eight years ago, the concept of finding my Minimum Effective Dose of exercise changed my unhealthy relationship to working out for the absolute best.

I went from trying to do ALLLLL the intense exercise in a week – with the main goal of tightly controlling my body size – to learning what the least amount of movement was that I needed to feel truly well in my body and my life.

AND, here’s the thing if you are in the perinatal chapters:

Pregnancy and postpartum can be a period of 1, 3, 5-10++ years where you are not able to workout at full capacity, anyways.

Where you might not be able to exercise how you want to.

Your energy and attention are needed elsewhere. Your time is so limited. Your body is under other stressors that cannot handle high intensity or volume.

You will have to adjust.

I’ve now practiced this consistently and out of necessity through two full term pregnancies, two Cesarean birth recoveries, and postpartum periods and it has been essential to my well-being through these difficult years.

Learn how to find your MED to feel as well as possible physically, mentally, and emotionally.


Ps. Need further support and guidance in your exercise or workout routine?

Work with me in To Pregnancy and Beyond for progressive monthly exercise programming that is specific to your core and pelvic floor needs, trimester of pregnancy, postpartum healing or re-strengthening.

Feel supported with consistent coaching in your workout routine through pregnancy and postpartum


Jessie Mundell is mama-in-chief at JessieMundell.com, where she’s helped hundreds of moms feel strong, confident, and EMPOWERED in their bodies with fitness programs tailored to their prenatal and postnatal needs.

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