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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The Daily Telegraph: Ever wondered why some mums seem to have it all together?

DO you know a fit mum? The mum who seems to have it all together and happens to be fit too?
Want to know her secret?
Habits. According to Rosemary Marchese, a physiotherapist with more than 20 years’ experience in the fitness industry, busy mums who are fit and smashing all their life goals have positive life habits. That’s it.

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Bellamumma Wednesday wisdom: 5 TIPS TO GET PAST ‘I CAN’T BE STUFFED EXERCISING’

One of the biggest reasons reported to me for not exercising is lack of time. Yep, exercise is just ‘another thing’ to do in what is already a long list of demands. And hey, if you skip exercise that means you don’t have to wash your hair, right? Bonus time!

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Kidspot : The 3 most important habits of a busy, fit mum

“How do you do it all?” “How do you have the energy to exercise?” And my favourite, “What exercises do I have to do so that I can sneeze without peeing?”

These are just three of thousands of questions I have been asked over the past 20 years as a physiotherapist in the fitness industry, not to mention the last 10 years of being a mum. And so began the evolution of my book the The Fit Busy Mum as I dug deep to find out the differences between the mums that seem to have it all together and those that don’t.

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Michelle Bridges blasted as ‘irresponsible’ for posting post-natal workout tips

Michelle Bridges can’t seem to put a very fit foot right.
Despite a disclaimer reminding people she is a professional with 30 years of training behind her, and therefore not your typical new mum, Bridges has been criticised for posting her post-natal workout online.

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Why ‘Concentration Camps’ are not a weight loss strategy.

‘Concentration camps’ have at times (and also very recently) been mentioned, often in passing, as an example of how people have lost weight. While I agree that most often these comments are made without the intention to offend I find that there is something fundamentally missing from the these references of weight loss – skinny does not equal healthy.

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The 10 fitness trends set to take over in 2016.

While at-home exercise and mindfulness yoga proved popular in 2015, experts from the American College of Sports Medicine are predicting some significant changes in the way we keep fit, with a move towards harder and more intense activities that deliver immediate results. It’s time to get sweaty.

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How will fitness look in 2016?

Leading fitness experts from the Australian Institute of Fitness, Cameron Byrnes and Rosemary Marchese have shared their thoughts on the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)’s top 10 fitness trend predictions for next year and their potential application in Australia.
Now in its 10th year, the survey was completed by more than 2,800 health and fitness professionals worldwide, many certified by ACSM, and was designed to reveal trends in various fitness environments.
40 potential trends were given as choices, and the top 20 were ranked and published by ACSM, including a few new additions to last year’s list, one of which rose immediately to the number one spot.

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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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