New UK physical activity guidelines for you

The UK government released new Physical Activity Guidelines the other week. In my last blog post (“Why do it“) I gave you a summary of the benefits of exercise and activity. In this post I will give you a summary of what the guidelines suggest for all the different age ranges and populations. So lets … Read more New UK physical activity guidelines for you

Supervised Weight Training Safe for Pregnant Women

Pregnant Weight Training A while ago I wrote some posts about exercise during pregnancy (click here, here, here and here).  So here is a little bit extra on the subject. I want to direct you to a new bit of research done to test the safety of resistance training for pregnant women (click here for … Read more Supervised Weight Training Safe for Pregnant Women

Recommended reading: Weight training during pregnancy – Lieke’s experience

Because a couple of people have asked me recently about training during pregnancy, I’ve found myself reading up loads on it (remember, I’m not claiming to be any kind of expert, so if you know better, please let me know).  But I just read this blog post (click here to read it) about one ladys personal experience of weight training during her pregnancy.

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NICE guidelines for managing your weight before/during/after pregnancy.

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) have released weight management guidelines for women before/during/after pregnancy.  You can take a look by clicking here.  I’m the first to admit I am no expert in this department, so if you are, let me know where I’m going wrong.  But the guidelines are 60 pages long, so here are some of the bits that caught my eye, and my personal comments in brackets… 

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