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How Much Exercise during Pregnancy Is Too Much?

How Much Exercise during Pregnancy Is Too Much?

Exercise during pregnancy is encouraged, but is there such a thing as “too much” exercise?

When pregnant model Sarah Stage made international headlines because she wassuper pregnant and super skinny, the judgment briskly rained down on her from those who felt that she was possibly damaging her baby so she could remain thin. Does this mean that exercise during pregnancy is a huge no-no? Definitely not. In fact, it’s usually recommended.

Getting the go-ahead from your health care provider is the best first step. Usually if you’ve already been participating in a regular exercise program, you will be allowed to continue, and if you want to get started, you’ll get advice from your provider for the best way to begin.  Read more

TV and Kid’s Health

TV and Kid’s Health

The current generation of kids in the UK spend more time looking at screens than ever before. Between 24-hours kids’ TV programming, games consoles, laptops, tablets and smartphones, there are a lot of screens keeping a lot of children occupied.

Back in our day, young television viewers were catered for with an hours’ worth of children’s shows after school each day and an hour or two on a Saturday morning. These days, we have designated children’s channels, many of which broadcast all day and through the night, so obviously, there is going to be a contrast between the amount of time parents spent watching television as kids and how much our own children now watch. So while the amount of TV children were watching wasn’t much of a concern for our parents, it is something we need to be aware of. Read more