Postpartum Health

Postpartum Health, a balanced diet, regular physical activity, a peaceful environment, love, attention, and family support are essential for adaptation to new changes in life and successful care for the newborn.

The most intense effect on your body after childbirth is a sudden drop in estrogen. You notice that in the first few months, your hair falls out more, your breasts become more sensitive. Also, you may experience emotional difficulties (symptoms known as baby blues), although this condition should go away after a few weeks. If symptoms persist, consult a doctor, as postpartum depression may occur.

What is necessary for recovery after giving birth?

As a new mother, you need to take proteins, vitamins, oligo-elements and avoid fats and carbohydrates. Read more »

Weight Loss: an integrated approach

Overweight and obesity represent a serious problem for a large part of the world’s population. Every day millions of people combat this problem through strict diets and physical activity. Unfortunately, the failure rate is very high as people fail to lose weight.

Weight loss must be approached from several perspectives to achieve the desired goals. Those who suffer from overweight or obesity should consult with a nutritionist to develop a nutritional plan tailored to the patient’s needs.

Sometimes weight loss,  also needs psychological therapy, since the patient must work on what leads him/her to overeat. He/she needs medical and psychological supervision to control his/her evolution as a patient. In addition, physical activity is essential.

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Hydrate!

Did you know that almost 75% of the American population is not properly hydrated? If you’re experiencing drowsiness, headaches, or decreased bowel movements, it could very well be due to dehydration. Dull skin, dry mouth, fatigue, even weight gain. These are all side effects from not taking in enough water. Hydrating during exertion is especially important, due to water the body loses via sweating. The average person loses up to 2 cups of water per day! Most people have heard at least 8 cups of water per day is recommended. However, this is a minimum. Depending on climate and how much the body exerts, much more is needed. Benefits of hydration are vast: radiant skin, increased energy levels, aided digestion, maintained electrolytes, regular bowel movements, and weight loss. Not only does staying properly hydrated help with weight loss, it helps reduce water weight. Ironically, the more water consumed, the less water weight the body will have. An easy indication of hydration is the color of your urine. When leaving the body, it should be slightly tinted yellow, like lemonade. If it looks like apple juice, that is a key indication that you should start drinking more water. Clearly, hydration is extremely important for the body so remember this as you go about your day.

Why Do Cardio Exercises?

“Do some cardio exercises?” This is among the popular trends that experts recommend when it comes to exercise choices. To fitness enthusiasts or those who put in some workout, many don’t prefer it because of how it can be very demanding it could be. So, why do experts recommend it, in any form and extent? What are the benefits of cardio exercises?

This type of exercise is called cardio because it’s considered cardiovascular activity. It gets large muscle groups running and the blood pumping, so to speak. It follows a top benefit is the improvement of cardiovascular health. Cardio workout strengthens the heart, lowers blood pressure, boosts “good” HDL cholesterol, lowers “bad” LDL cholesterol, and helps in more efficient blood circulation.

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Postpartum Weight Loss

Women experience various hormonal processes throughout life, which influence their physical condition. Women gain weight after going through a pregnancy, which is absolutely normal.

Postpartum weight loss can be successfully addressed with appropriate feeding and physical activity adapted to this female stage. She must drink plenty of water, eat five times a day and follow a balanced diet. Keep in mind that the more she breastfeeds her baby, the faster she will lose weight.

As for the physical activity, this should be moderate for at least six months after giving birth. She can then consult the doctor if she can train more intensively. She can walk, swim, dance slow rhythms, take Yoga, Stretching, or Pilates classes. It is recommended to do any of these activities for three or four hours per week. Read more »

Weight Loss

Weight loss is the process of deliberately losing weight by limiting caloric intake, performing physical activities to expend energy, or using a combination of these methods. That means that your body has more than it needs and so the goal is for it to use up what extra calories there might be before they get stored in fat cells or turned into fatty acids.

The best way to lose weight is by exercising and eating healthy foods such as fresh fruit instead of unhealthy junk food like sweets that are high in sugar content.

Healthy individuals can lose 1-5 pounds per week depending on daily activity levels and how much they currently weigh.

Weight Loss may help improve insulin sensitivity which in turn lowers blood sugar levels and reduces the risk for developing type 2 diabetes as well as other chronic diseases like heart disease down the line such as coronary artery disease (CAD). Read more »

Fitness: Physical and Mental Wellness

Over the last few years, people have become really aware of how important good eating and physical activity is to stay healthy throughout life. In this context, fitness represents a valuable guide to physical and mental well-being.

The key is to consult with a doctor to choose the activity that best suits our lifestyle. Fitness offers hundreds of ideas regarding diets and training. We to find a method that we like so that we can follow it regularly.

First of all, we must follow a diet designed by a nutritionist that adapts to our daily life. Then a doctor must evaluate our physical condition to face proper training. Finally, we must choose a fitness program that really interests us.

We must commit to ourselves to exercise and thus stay healthy throughout the year. Read more »

Nutrition; Essential For Good Health

Nutrition is essential for maintaining good health and can be found in many foods such as vegetables or meats with high protein content; it’s not just about eating right! Nutrients are naturally occurring substances, which provide nourishment to the body.

Vitamins and minerals are two types of nutrients that help maintain a healthy lifestyle by ensuring proper growth development as well as the immune system.

Good nutrition is essential for a healthy body. It doesn’t just provide the nutrients your body needs to function, but it also gives you energy and helps fight against illness. Not getting enough of these important essentials can have serious consequences on your health long term as well! Read more »

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