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3 months ago

Strong by Alex

HYDRATION DURING PREGNANCY.⁠
Water is essential to creating the amniotic fluid that surrounds your baby. It is also necessary to increase the plasma volume of blood which is needed during pregnancy. Good hydration also helps to prevent UTI’s and constipation which are both very common pregnancy occurrences. So how much should we be drinking?? 💦💦⁠
Pregnant women should drink at least 2.3L per day. Remember you may even need more if you are exercising or you live in a hot climate. Sounds like a lot I know 😫 but remember that juice, milk, sparkling water, soup and decaf tea all count as well as long as the majority is made up from water 🤗 ⁠

➡️TIP: Start drinking when you wake up in the morning and drink small amounts throughout the day. This way, you won't need as much water in the evening. That way, you may only need to go the toilet 2000 times in the night instead of 3000 🤣 The struggle is real. ⁠
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#hydration #pregnancyhealth #healthypregnancy #pregnancynutrition #pregnantlife #expecting #pregnant #babybump #firsttrimester #secondtrimester #thirdtrimester #pregnancyfitness
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HYDRATION DURING PREGNANCY.⁠
Water is essential to creating the amniotic fluid that surrounds your baby. It is also necessary to increase the plasma volume of blood which is needed during pregnancy. Good hydration also helps to prevent UTI’s and constipation which are both very common pregnancy occurrences. So how much should we be drinking?? 💦💦⁠
Pregnant women should drink at least 2.3L per day. Remember you may even need more if you are exercising or you live in a hot climate. Sounds like a lot I know 😫 but remember that juice, milk, sparkling water, soup and decaf tea all count as well as long as the majority is made up from water 🤗 ⁠
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➡️TIP: Start drinking when you wake up in the morning and drink small amounts throughout the day. This way, you wont need as much water in the evening. That way, you may only need to go the toilet 2000 times in the night instead of 3000 🤣 The struggle is real. ⁠
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#hydration #pregnancyhealth #healthypregnancy #pregnancynutrition #pregnantlife #expecting #pregnant #babybump #firsttrimester #secondtrimester #thirdtrimester #pregnancyfitness

3 months ago

Strong by Alex

I created this program because it did not sit right with me that the only people who felt comfortable exercising during their pregnancy were those that could afford a personal trainer. ⁠
The research is there, the health professionals are encouraging it, but most pregnant women don't know what they are supposed to be doing! ⁠
This is why I based my business around helping pregnant women stay as strong and fit as they safely can during their pregnancy journey. ⁠
I designed the program to be affordable and time efficient with minimal equipment needed to make sure it suited ALL women's lifestyles. I filmed the workouts throughout my own pregnancy so I grow as you grow. ⁠
If you're ready to start moving, hit the link in my bio 👊⁠
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#pregnancyhealth #healthypregnancy #pregnant #babybump #pregnancy #pregnantlife #healthymum #healthybaby #fitpregnancy #pregnancyfitness
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I created this program because it did not sit right with me that the only people who felt comfortable exercising during their pregnancy were those that could afford a personal trainer. ⁠
The research is there, the health professionals are encouraging it, but most pregnant women dont know what they are supposed to be doing! ⁠
This is why I based my business around helping pregnant women stay as strong and fit as they safely can during their pregnancy journey. ⁠
I designed the program to be affordable and time efficient with minimal equipment needed to make sure it suited ALL womens lifestyles. I filmed the workouts throughout my own pregnancy so I grow as you grow. ⁠
If youre ready to start moving, hit the link in my bio 👊⁠
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#pregnancyhealth #healthypregnancy #pregnant #babybump #pregnancy #pregnantlife #healthymum #healthybaby #fitpregnancy #pregnancyfitness

3 months ago

Strong by Alex

For everyone who is not sure whether to do weights because they don't want to get bulky, have a look at this pic ⬆️ ⬆️ I do weight training 2 -3 times per week. ⁠
Meet Des and Troy everyone 😂😂⁠
To get bulky, especially if you are a female, you will need to consistently do resistance training at least 5 days a week for a very long time and be very strict with your diet and lift really heavy weight etc etc. ⁠
The point is, you're not going to bulk up unless you really really work at it. Doing resistance training 2-3 times per week wont bulk you up but it WILL:⁠
-Improve your metabolic health (burn fat) ⁠
-Improve mental health⁠
-Improve posture⁠
-Improve self esteem and sense of well being⁠
-Prevent or control chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, back pain, depression and obesity⁠
-Improve sleep ⁠
-Improve quality of life⁠

Exercise is medicine 👊👊⁠
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For everyone who is not sure whether to do weights because they dont want to get bulky, have a look at this pic ⬆️ ⬆️ I do weight training  2 -3 times per week. ⁠
 Meet Des and Troy everyone 😂😂⁠
To get bulky, especially if you are a female, you will need to  consistently do resistance training at least 5 days a week for a very long time and be very strict with your diet and lift really heavy weight etc etc. ⁠
The point is, youre not going to bulk up unless you really really work at it. Doing resistance training 2-3 times per week wont bulk you up but it WILL:⁠
-Improve your metabolic health (burn fat) ⁠
-Improve mental health⁠
-Improve posture⁠
-Improve self esteem and sense of well being⁠
-Prevent or control  chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, back pain, depression and obesity⁠
-Improve sleep ⁠
-Improve quality of life⁠
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Exercise is medicine 👊👊⁠

3 months ago

Strong by Alex

HOW MUCH FAT DO I NEED IN MY DIET?⁠
Fats are crucial to human life. They make up an important part of every single cell in our bodies. They are also necessary for absorption of essential vitamins including Vitamin A,D,E and K. ⁠
FATS ARE SUPER IMPORTANT DURING PREGNANCY. Fats are not only important for our baby's brain and eye development but also help with placenta and other tissue growth. ⁠
DID YOU KNOW that most of the fat we need is generated by our body. There are only SOME kinds of fat we require from our diet. ⁠
So, try to resist the temptation to consume too much processed foods such as sweets, take away and packaged foods (I know easier said than done 😣) as these often contain large amounts of BAD fats that our bodies DON'T need.⁠
Foods with GOOD fats include:⁠
nuts, avocados, eggs, plant-based oils (including sunflower, corn, soybean and olive oil) and some types of fish like salmon, herring, tuna and trout.⁠
Kidney beans, black beans, chia seeds and edamame also contain the good and valuable fats 🍽️
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HOW MUCH FAT DO I NEED IN MY DIET?⁠
Fats are crucial to human life. They make up an important part of every single cell in our bodies. They are also necessary for absorption of essential vitamins including Vitamin A,D,E and K. ⁠
FATS ARE SUPER IMPORTANT DURING PREGNANCY. Fats are not only important for our babys brain and eye development but also help with placenta and other tissue growth. ⁠
DID YOU KNOW that most of the fat we need is generated by our body. There are only SOME kinds of fat we require from our diet. ⁠
So, try to resist the temptation to consume too much processed foods such as sweets, take away and packaged foods (I know easier said than done 😣) as these often contain large amounts of BAD fats that our bodies DONT need.⁠
Foods with GOOD fats include:⁠
nuts, avocados, eggs, plant-based oils (including sunflower, corn, soybean and olive oil) and some types of fish like salmon, herring, tuna and trout.⁠
Kidney beans, black beans, chia seeds and edamame also contain the good and valuable fats 🍽️

4 months ago

Strong by Alex

How much MORE should I be eating while pregnant?⁠
If you were wondering, eating for two is most DEFINITELY a MYTH!⁠
You only need between 200 and 300 extra calories a day (depending how far along you are and how active you are) to meet the needs of you and your growing baby.⁠
So what does 200 calories look like?⁠
It is equivalent to around half a sandwich, an apple pie from maccas or 2 bananas. Not much right? ⁠
By all means do NOT starve yourself and treat yourself every now and then because making a baby definitely deserves a pat on the back 😁 but by being conscious of what you are eating MOST of the time and fuelling your body with foods that will keep you full for longer like protein, complex carbs and veggies, you are giving yourself the BEST chance at slowing down the weight gain and keeping yourself and your baby happy and healthy throughout pregnancy and beyond! 😊⁠
Can't get over how little John is here 😫 😍⁠
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#pregnant #pregnancy #healthypregnancy #eatingfortwo #nutrition #pregnancydiet #fitpregnancy #healthy #babybump #health #healthymummy #healthybaby
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How much MORE should I be eating while pregnant?⁠
If you were wondering, eating for two is most DEFINITELY a MYTH!⁠
You only need between 200 and 300 extra calories a day (depending how far along you are and how active you are) to meet the needs of you and your growing baby.⁠
So what does 200 calories look like?⁠
It is equivalent to around half a sandwich, an apple pie from maccas or 2 bananas. Not much right? ⁠
By all means do NOT starve yourself and treat yourself every now and then because making a baby definitely deserves a pat on the back 😁 but by being conscious of what you are eating MOST of the time and fuelling your body with foods that will keep you full for longer like protein, complex carbs and veggies, you are giving yourself the BEST chance at slowing down the weight gain and keeping yourself and your baby happy and healthy throughout pregnancy and beyond! 😊⁠
Cant get over how little John is here 😫 😍⁠
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#pregnant #pregnancy #healthypregnancy #eatingfortwo #nutrition #pregnancydiet #fitpregnancy #healthy #babybump #health #healthymummy #healthybaby
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