Fitness and Nutrition

  • Exercise Can Make Childbirth Faster and Easier

    Want to make your birthing experience faster and easier? Would you just love to avoid an arduous and prolonged second stage of labor?

  • Nutrition During Your Pregnancy

    It is important that you eat a variety of nutritious foods during your pregnancy to ensure that your body and the baby that is growing inside of you get all the right nutrients, and also to ensure that you control your weight gain. If you choose to eat a variety of nutritious foods, you will be assured of consuming adequate calories and an ideal weight gain.

  • First Baby!

    I have only been married for about three months, and we became pregnant unexpectadly.

  • Weight Loss During Pregnancy

    QUESTION

    Dear Fitness Expert,
    I'm 26 years old and 6 months pregnant with my first child. I have gained 25 pounds in the past 6 months. I'm 5'9 and approximately 230 pounds.

    I was a bit overweight before I got pregnant and I am having so much trouble trying to exercise. I can't keep up, I get tired too quickly, and can't breath. I used to belly dance and Irish dance for 12 years before I got pregnant so I'm used to being fit, though I've never been "tiny."

    I am really concerned that I'm not going to bounce back after pregnancy.

  • Breakfast Ideas for Your First, Second and Third Trimester

    Boost your energy, baby's growth, and your over-all well being with these healthy, yummy breakfast ideas during your pregnancy. "Thanks for the great breakfast, mom!"

  • Which Sweeteners Are Considered Safe During Pregnancy?

    We all have concerns about diet and nutrition during pregnancy. One of these concerns is regarding artificial sweeteners and their use during pregnancy.

  • Exercise Tip: Leaning Squats with an Exercise Ball

    Are you pregnant? Does your lower back hurt? Exercise ball are perfect for you! Here's how to do them.

  • Find a Prenatal Vitamin You Can Swallow

    Prenatal vitamins: Best friend of pregnancy health; worst enemy of the pregnant woman. Swallow some of these tips to ease that pain-in-the-pill.

  • Five Tips to Harness the Power of Body Shape

    by Dr. Marie Savard