How Training Whilst Pregnant Can Prepare You For Parenthood

The benefits of training during pregnancy are well documented and undoubtedly not lost on anyone⁠. ⁠ A more active pregnancy, involving a good amount of weight training will help you stay strong during the pregnancy itself but will also give you a better chance of bouncing back after the birth.⁠ ⁠ But how much of your training is geared towards what you’ll be doing once the baby arrives?⁠ ⁠ The first few years of the babies life will involve plenty of bending down and picking them up.⁠ ⁠ Something, that if not trained for, can place a fair amount of strain on the back and shoulders in particular⁠. ⁠ Squats, Deadlifts, Lunges etc. are all great exercises to be performing and should form part

Is Fruit Bad For You?

During nutrition consultations I come across many recurring themes, but one that I will never be able to wrap my head is the belief that fruit is bad for you. It comes from the fact that fruit contains sugar and sugar has, in recent times, been pushed as the devil that is causing the recession in our population's health. Firstly sugar intake has actually fallen in Australia over the last 20 or so years but obesity has continued to rise showing that it is not the sole culprit. Secondly, foods that do contain a lot of sugar are often highly processed and devoid of any nutrients - fruit is not. It has a high vitamin and mineral content as well as a high density of fibre, so the consumption of

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