This App Creates a Fitness Plan Just for Pregnant Women
When you’re nauseated, fatigued and your feet are swollen (thanks, pregnancy), sometimes the last thing you want to think about it working out. But keeping up with a regular exercise schedule and diet can be a huge boon for your health. Working out can also help keep your energy levels up — we all know pregnancy can deplete them, because hey, making a baby is hard work!
The app helps you plan exercises, provides expectant mothers with a guide for every part of their pregnancies and is packed with advice on better exercise habits and over 80 individual exercises complete with photo visuals. The best part is they even break up the exercises by trimester, so that you can maintain your health properly despite a growing belly. Lots of the workouts actually make do with objects you have around the house, like chairs and walls, so no expensive gym fees either.
You can do it, ladies!
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Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!