MUMS ON THE RUN – HOW SOON IS TOO SOON?

The media loves reporting on celebrity mothers exercising shortly after giving birth. Rosemary Marchese asks whether all new mums should wait before they start running.
To run or not to run? That is a big question asked by many clients to their personal trainers. While the industry has generally shifted a little from the ‘don’t overdo it’ approach embraced during the postnatal period of yesteryear, there is still a bit of a taboo associated with running too soon after having a baby. So how soon is ‘too soon’?

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Country Home Ideas : Book of the Month

Do you find it hard to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle while trying to juggle work and family? Author, speaker and fitness expert Rosemary Marchese is here to help with her book The Fit Busy Mum: Seven Habits for Success, which is designed to pass on her knowledge and passion for health and fitness with a group of people she knows often struggle to keep fit and put themselves first – mums.

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How much exercise do we actually need?

An hourly two-minute stroll when you would usually be sitting at your desk or lounging on the couch could stave off an early death, scientists have claimed.
Those few, precious seconds of exercise could cut your risk of dying by a third, the study published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology found.
“To see that light activity had an association with lower mortality is intriguing,” lead scientist Professor Srinivasan Beddhu from the University of Utah said in a statement.

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