As a Nurse Practitioner, mom, wife, friend, sister and neighbor, people are always asking me for health advice. I love translating complicated medical information to help people navigate their way toward better health and wellness. I’ll help you find the information you need to make the best decisions for your health and the health of your family.
Here’s to better health,
Nurse Barb Dehn RN MS NP
Guest Post from Tara Sabo, Fix.com. Tara Sabo lives, works, and breathes fitness. She is a certified personal trainer, fitness instructor, and half marathon runner.
Congratulations! You’re pregnant, so now what? Must you sit still for nine months? Or can you keep working out? The answers: no and yes. Exercise during pregnancy is safe and often recommended. Working out for two can be beneficial for Mom and baby; still, there are certain safety factors to consider.
How the Body Changes During Pregnancy
By Amy Alamar, EdD
Each year, I find myself sitting on the bleachers talking to other parents as we watch our kids kick, foul or score in their chosen sport. As we talk, you’d think we’re all raising the next Olympic contender, who also happens to major in classical piano with a minor in Ancient Greek – in case a gold medal doesn’t work out. I admit that, along with other proud parents, I may pressure my kids to reach the next competitive or performance level. In fact, it was my own son, repeatedly requesting to play rec soccer after we’d ask, “are you sure you don’t want to sign up for the soccer camp or tryout for the travel team? After all, you’ll improve more if you play with better players!” that I finally realized that I didn’t need to push extracurricular activities on my family, especially those complete with undue stress and commitment.