Safe Workouts Pre and Post Natal

There is no cookie-cutter answer for what is safe when it comes to working out when you are pregnant. The same rules apply for postpartum, the reason is simple; every pregnancy is different.  For some women, exercising during pregnancy can be scary - there is still this idea that working out while pregnant can increase your risk of miscarriage, low birth weight, or early delivery. This is not the case, but keep in mind that every situation is different, so you want to create an open dialogue with your doctor to determine what is the right plan for you. 

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AAPI-Owned Health and Wellness Brands You Should Know

May is American Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPI) and there are a few businesses here at Recess that we believe you should know! AAPI embodies a wide range of diverse cultures, with approximately 50 ethnic groups that have connections to Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Filipino, Vietnamese, Korean, Hawaiian, and other Asian and Pacific Islander ancestries.

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How can Multi-Tasking Disrupt Your Health?

With your regular busy schedule, you are most likely trying to do as much as you can within each day.  Although you may be checking things off your to-do list, you might be causing yourself harm long term. Studies have actually shown that multitasking can reduce your overall performance and efficiency in the task(s) you are trying to complete.

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The pros and cons of working from home

Working from home has its pros and cons when it comes to your overall health. There is the presumption that your stress level is reduced by removing daily commutes and a restricted sleep schedule. Although this may be true in some cases, in other scenarios, stress levels might be elevated with the task of balancing home-life and work-life in one space.

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Black Maternal Health

It’s sad but true: Black women are three to four times more likely to experience a pregnancy-related death than white women. The fact of the matter is, more attention needs to be brought to improving black maternal health. “I encourage black mothers to reclaim their pregnancy journey through childbirth education and assembling a strong birth team. Hire a doula for additional support to prepare for all possible outcomes. The more knowledge we have, the more we can navigate the business of birth,” explains Keesha Hernandez, a certified Birth Doula.

Black women are three to four times more likely to experience a pregnancy-related death than white women.

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