10/8/2012 0 Comments
So you’re pregnant and concerned about how to continue or introduce a fitness routine. Not to fear, there are hundreds of routes to take while being pregnant that can maintain or even increase your fitness level while preparing for the greatest marathon of your life! Many of us think of prenatal exercise and yoga as the best place to start.
This article from Men's Health touches upon how back pain is often caused by hypermobilty of the spine rather than stiffness as one might think.
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The Plank to Push-Up is an excellent exercise for core stability and muscular endurance. Start in a modified plank position; lie prone with only your toes and forearms on the ground. Your elbows should be directly under your shoulders, shoulder blades pinched back, glutes and abdominals strongly contracted.
Push off of your right forearm to propel yourself slightly upwards and place your left hand on the ground and straighten your left arm. Push off your left hand to propel yourself up slightly and place your right hand on the ground and straighten your right arm to put your self in a push-up position. Place your forearms back on the ground one at a time to get back into the starting position. That's 1 repetition.
Repeat this as quickly as you can for 30 seconds while keeping your core tight to prevent yourself from twisting to either side. Next round begin by pushing off of your left forearm to work both sides of your body evenly.
Tip: For an added cardiovascular challenge, perform this exercise immediately after a run. We do this with many of our weight loss clients to simultaneously burn fat and keep their heart rates elevated.
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The partner sit-up and twist is a great exercise to spike your metabolism and keep your heart rate sprinting during a workout. It challenges the muscles of the abdominal wall as well as the obliques to help you carve a solid core. To perform this exercise grab a partner and sit on the ground facing each other with knees bent. Next, hook your feet together, place your fingertips behind your ears, and lay back. Then simultaneously sit up and rotate your torso until your elbow touches your partner's coinciding elbow. Sit back and then sit up again turning in the other direction (Rep 1- right elbow to right elbow. Rep 2 - left elbow to left elbow). Perform this exercise for 30 repetitions at home, at the gym, or come to a bootcamp class at Battery Park as Shermaine and Melissa pictured above did!
This low calorie and nutrient dense meal is quick and easy to make and reheat. Follow the recipe below for delicious vegetable soup.
It pays to take advantage of any preventive benefits that come with your insurance policy. But you may not know that some plans also offer wellness options that may help pay for exercise and weight-loss programs. If you have health insurance you probably know that in most cases preventive medical checkups such as yearly physicals and OB/GYN visits are covered. The benefits cover everyone, from the super-fit to those with chronic medical conditions.
Today’s average person spends a lot of time with their body supported. Whether it’s for work, school, or entertainment we tend to sit for long periods of time, often staring at a screen. The seat holds us up and we are supported from our back all the way down to our feet, which are equipped with stabilizing shoes. No wonder when we exert ourselves our bodies tend to give way to injury. It’s not used to supporting itself. Luckily, these injuries have become predictable. Here is a list of common weak spots and ways to strengthen them.
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