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Why the Benefits of Returning to Fitness with Caution after Baby Are Lifelong

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core restore post natal recovery

There are a few things new moms want to be mindful of when returning to a fitness routine after having a baby, particularly after consecutive pregnancies. 30-40% of mothers still experience symptoms of pelvic dysfunction one or more years after giving birth (i.e. diastasis recti AKA abdominal separation, pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, etc). This a significant chunk of the maternal population to be experiencing a sub-optimal recovery experience, the symptoms of which are not inconsequential.

I am one of these mothers. For me, my postnatal pelvic dysfunction was characterized by severe difficulty regenerating core strength, which as a woman who prides herself and relies upon my physical strength to live life effectively, has been devastating. I’ve also experienced stubborn knock-on effects from inadequate postnatal care that are very hard to undo. Don’t make the same mistakes I have!

Statistically I am not alone, but the sad thing is that many women suffer in silence because there is not much support or information that is readily available. Our capability, wellbeing, self-esteem and long-term health as mothers becomes compromised because we haven’t had the opportunity to recover as fully as we might have.

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10 Ways to Spark Your Motivation

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fitness instructor, Tanya Carinci

We already know why we should be working out: getting healthy, looking good, burning fat – all that good stuff. You can have the best of intentions, but if it’s not

fueled by motivation, then you’ll be sitting on the couch stuffing nachos in your mouth! All the while, you will be thinking about working out and

berating yourself for not DOING IT! Motivation is crucial as a starting point.

Motivation is the missing piece for a lot of people. So, a good idea is to think in terms of building new healthy habits. If you think about any of the habits you already have, they’re not hard to do, in fact they probably require little to no motivation at all. Below are some advice, tips and techniques to help you get motivated to work out and form those healthy new habits. This will lead you to getting fit and keep you on track with your fitness goals. So if you’re ready and motivated, read on!

Find your ‘Why’

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