All the more reason to be fit and healthy!

Becoming a mum should not mean the end of your health and fitness. Instead, being pregnant and having children gives you another reason to be fit and healthy, according to Pre and Post Natal Fitness Specialist, Tamara Murphy.

Experts agree, when you’re expecting, it’s important to keep moving: Pregnant women who exercise have less back pain, less swelling, more energy, faster post-partum recovery and a faster return to their pre-pregnancy shape.

Top tips for exercising during pregnancy

  1. Drink a cup of water every fifteen minutes and eat an hour before starting exercise

  2. Avoid hot humid environments – exercise in cool, well ventilated areas especially in the first trimester.

  3. Listen to the body and exercise within the 5-8 range (you can still talk whilst exercising).

  4. Be aware of your boundaries and when to stop. You know your body best, if it doesn’t feel right then you shouldn’t do it.

  5. Be smart with your training apparel. Wear good supportive shoes to help prevent flat feet, cool, loose dry clothing and a supportive sports bra.

Tamara-MurphyTamara Murphy can proudly call herself the ONLY qualified Pre and Post Natal Fitness Specialist in Queensland!

Launching The Ultimate Body Mummy’s Personal Training, Tamara is excited to share her passion and knowledge to give women the tools, information, motivation and confidence to continue, or start, living a healthy lifestyle pre, during and post pregnancy.