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.
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.
If you have always worked from home (or have just started doing so since the pandemic started), being tempted to mindlessly snack or eat while putting in your work can quickly become a regular habit. Experts Rachel Hall and Danielle Pashko break down the reasons for some of these habits and how you can work towards changing them.
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.
If you have been hitting the gym frequently, revving up your regular runs, or even participating in a few fitness competitions, you may not realize that the few aches and pains you have might require a little more attention.
A greater number of women have pre-existing conditions when getting pregnant and are unaware of how conditions may hinder their pregnancy. Depending on the condition, you can be at greater risk of having a miscarriage or having a premature birth. Another possibility is the baby gaining an excessive amount of weight to the point it can disrupt the child's breathing.
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.
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.
Health and science journalist Max Lugavere is also the host of the #1 iTunes health podcast The Genius Life. He interviews guests on topics that include diet and mental health, secrets to a longer and healthier life, and genius foods. Lugavere strongly believes in the strong connection between diet, longevity, and mental health.