Your female clients don’t have to forgo their Pilates workouts if they become pregnant. With appropriate exercise adaptations, moms-to-be can benefit from traditional mat work variations to modifications on the reformer throughout pregnancy. Working on the reformer has three main benefits:
A significant selling point for getting people to move more is the possibility of reducing heart disease. But inspiring sedentary overweight or obese women to fitness may become more difficult, owing to a recent headline-making study published in the April 28 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine, (2008; 168 , 884–90).
New research suggests that a woman’s level of physical activity is a better sign than body weight of existing coronary artery disease and future heart problems. The study, which appeared in the September 8 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (2004; 292 , 1179–87), examined 906 women who had chest pain, suspected narrowing of the coronary arteries, o...
Moms (and dads) who want to find out what their kids are eating at school have a new weapon in their arsenal. MyNutriKids monitors what your children consume in the cafeteria. Sign up at www.mynutrikids.com....
suffering from both breast cancer and obesity may have a more severe prognosis
than breast cancer patients with a healthier body mass index (BMI). A study
published in Clinical Cancer
Research (2008; 14, 1718–25) found that breast cancer patients with
an elevated BMI have lower rates of survival and more aggressive disease.
Caffeine can be your enemy if you are pregnant, says a new study that appeared in the March issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Too much caffeine can increase the risk of miscarriage—even if you have no previous history of this problem.
Researchers found that a caffeine intake of more than 200 milligrams (mg) per day ...
perfect world, a couple’s desire to conceive a baby would be enough to
guarantee a positive pregnancy test. Unfortunately, many would-be parents find
themselves challenged by infertility. Now a new movement says that diet can
play a helpful role in increasing fertility. But can the foods we eat really
make a difference to our ability to reproduce, or is t...
dump that little pink packet of Sweet’N Low into your next cup of tea, consider
this: a new study has found that using an artificial, no-calorie sweetener in
place of sugar may be hazardous to your weight loss goals.
Reporting in the January issue
of the journal Behavioral
Neuroscience, researchers found that rat...