Women's Fitness

Work it, BABY

Pregnancy is a time to sit back, put your feet up and let someone else do the heavy lifting – right? Sure, you could, but a growing number of today’s new mamas extoll the benefits of getting more active before and after labour. ‘Pre- and postnatal fitness has become one of the fastest-growing activity trends due to its many health gains,’ says Natasha Wood, pre- and post-natal exercise specialist (natashajwood.com). ‘Women are increasingly aware of how important staying active is before pregnancy, and how it will support their journey into motherhood after it.’

BUMP BENEFITS

Indeed, not only do mums-to-be and new mums benefit from all the positive effects associated with an active lifestyle (feel-good

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