Postpartum Fitness. Part 4

October 14, 2012

Healthy Moms offers a Postpartum Fitness Instructor Training and optional certification exam on postpartum fitness. The program teaches professionals the basics of restorative exercises, rehabilitation for the pelvic floor and abdominals, aerobic and strength training (based on the ACOG exercise guidelines), nutrition, breastfeeding, postpartum depression and other emotional and physical changes clients may experience.

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Postpartum Fitness. Part 3

October 13, 2012

Healthy Moms Fitness Program teaches postpartum exercise classes in various locations in Raleigh and Cary, N.C., based on the ACOG exercise guidelines. Classes include warm-up, low-impact cardiovascular workout, stretching, strengthening and toning for the upper and lower body and abdominals, and cool-down.

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Postpartum Fitness. Part 2

October 12, 2012

Designing a Postpartum Fitness Program Some clients may want to take part in high-intensity workouts, while others prefer low-intensity workouts. Find out what your members want in a postpartum fitness program, and find experienced instructors who can design and implement programs using the exercise guidelines established by ACOG.

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The Mother Daughter Relationship With Food, Part 2

September 28, 2012

Some negative effects of dieting may include: Fatigue Headaches Dry skin Hair loss Depression Anxiety

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The Mother Daughter Relationship With Food, Part 1

September 28, 2012

Are you causing your daughter to diet? Are you trapped in a vicious cycle of disordered eating? Do you worry about your daughter’s eating habits? Do you take note of your own eating habits?

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Creatine Effects. Part 5

September 27, 2012

Conclusion Creatine is not a new wonder supplement; it has been around a long time and only recently has been used as a performance enhancer. Even though there is a vast pool of good research on the potential ergogenic benefit of creatine, much research still needs to be done on its long-term effects.

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Creatine Effects. Part 4

September 27, 2012

Creatine dosing The question of how much is enough could not be more pertinent. Advertisers and manufacturers suggest that you take an initial loading dose of creatine. This loading dose recommendation has varied from 15 to as much as 30 grams per day for the first five to seven days. Creatine is water-soluble, so anything [...]

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Creatine Effects. Part 1

September 27, 2012

Creatine is being touted to almost mythological proportions by manufacturers, fitness enthusiasts, bodybuilders and personal trainers. You can now find creatine anywhere, and it is being used by a wide range of people, from high school and professional athletes to fitness enthusiasts. With all the hype about creatine, many of these people are using the [...]

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T’ai Chi, Body Weight and Body Image

September 19, 2012

Taijiquan (‘Supreme Ultimate’), commonly called T’ai Chi, is an exercise system that builds internal strength and cultivates a strong center of the physical body, an open mind and flexibility. Based on the philosophy of Lao Tzu, the Taijiquan system teaches that life is in constant flux; the importance and power of yielding to the flow [...]

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Strength and Aerobic Training

September 10, 2012

Aerobic and strength training together? Most people think that the two go together like oil and water and that you should never mix them.

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