Pregnancy

Physical activity during pregnancy

Are you pregnant? Not sure whether to start or to continue being physically active during your pregnancy?  Well, you are not alone. As a public health nurse working with expectant mothers, I have frequently been asked about the safety of being physically active during pregnancy. Benefits:  improves muscle tone and cardiovascular fitness promotes appropriate weight… Continue reading Physical activity during pregnancy

Nutrition · Parenting · Pregnancy

10 Tips to give your immune system a boost

What can you do to prevent your family from getting sick this season? Stay healthy this season - try these 10 tips: Fill your plate with bright green, red, and orange veggies. Choose broccoli, red pepper, sweet potato, spinach, turnip greens, squash, kale, swish chard, and other dark leafy greens.  These are all packed with… Continue reading 10 Tips to give your immune system a boost

Pregnancy

The truth about physical activity during pregnancy

Recently I saw a post from a new mom on a popular social media site: "Ladies, if anyone tells you not to exercise while you're pregnant, tell them they're wrong," she wrote.  "Two months after giving birth and I'm almost able to fit back into my pre-pregnancy jeans.  Cardio and light weights are given two… Continue reading The truth about physical activity during pregnancy