Is exercise making you infertile?

I’m busy preparing for a meeting tomorrow with natural fertility expert Andrew Loosely www.naturalfertilityexpert.com. We’re exploring a potential partnership, since women’s health, fertility and exercise are very much, my thing. In the midst of my research I’ve been collecting published articles. This one, published in BodyFit magazine last year  (www.bodyfitmagazine.co.uk) is…

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HELP! I’ve had the baby, why am I still fat?

So you’ve had the baby, got through the first few months of new baby craziness and now it’s time to salvage something of your former glory. But the belly fat won’t shift, none of your clothes fit, you’re stuck in clippy bras and easy access tops, you’re suffering from super…

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Zzz … could sleep deprivation be making you fat?

In a recent BBC interview, performance director for GB cycling Dave Brailsford said that perfect pillows (as well as extra round wheels) were responsible for British domination in cycling. The ‘sleep kits’, designed by leading sport sleep coach Nick Littlehales, can be transported from home, to training camps to the athlete’s…

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Why women need to get intimate with themselves

It’s estimated that a third of all women will suffer with some kind of pelvic floor disorder in their lifetime.  And that’s just medically reported cases of conditions like pelvic organ prolapse, bladder or faecal incontinence. These are life changing problems, often accompanied by depression and fear.  It’s not easy…

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How to train your pelvic floor muscles

If you think I’m slightly obsessive about spreading the pelvic floor message to all of womankind (ambitious … me?) you’d be right.  If you’ve already done your exercises today then please tell me to give it up. Still here? I thought so. So I’ve just been asked to write a…

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Finding your core without pushing through your floor

If you know you’ve got pelvic floor issues, it can be a bit daunting to start training your tummy muscles again, or indeed to start exercising at all.  Good abdominal tone goes hand in hand with pelvic floor muscle tone so it’s vital to find your core again after pregnancy or…

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Why do we get fat when we get pregnant?

Celebrity bounce-back-into-shape culture could have us all believing that during pregnancy we should all put on the standard (according to the NHS) eight to 14 kilos of additional ‘baby’ weight, and that six weeks after that almighty ring-of-fire-and-brimstone push we’ll be merrily slipping into our pre pregnancy skinny jeans. Well,…

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Six weeks to OMG: Get skinnier than all your friends

This is the latest diet book to make it big.  Make it so big in fact that author Venice A Fulton (real name Paul Khanna) is set to make monster bucks as the paperback version of his book flies of the shelves. Previously self-published on line, Six weeks to OMG is doing…

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