Pregnancy is riddled with aches and pains. Here are a few of the most common I hear of, and some solutions to alleviate them. I hope this helps, my pregnant friends!
Exercise will be something I work to make a fun family activity. But more specifically, I want weightlifting to be something that we as a family do.
At home, you’re meticulous about what you feed yourself and your children. The same should apply to their school lunches, no matter how much you detest the task of prepping meals and popping them into brown paper bags. Don’t worry, you’re not alone — we all dread it.
You’ve just given birth to your beautiful baby. Things are both chaotic and wonderful, but you have very little chance to take care of you. Getting sleep feels like a luxury, let alone finding time to exercise!! And yet, your body has changed, and it would be wonderful to work on how to get back into shape after your pregnancy.
If you are to ask children what they should be eating, many will say things like pizza, fast food or other foods that they enjoy eating (but aren’t so healthy). And can you blame them? I mean, who doesn’t love chocolate that melts in your mouth or a delicious burger? You want to instill good eating habits so they can grow up and understand what foods are good for them, and what sorts of foods aren’t.
Sports, for their own sake, are terrific. The simple physicality of throwing yourself into something with reckless abandon, being faster and stronger, jumping higher is part of our DNA. Virtually every game, every practice, every postgame snack line or sandlot smackdown presents an opportunity to learn, grow and mature.
Nothing’s more fun than spending time in nature during the spring and summer months. What better way to get extended family to bond with each other than soaking up some sunshine and reaping the benefits of being outside?
An added benefit of outdoor activities with your grandchildren is that most of them cost very little or are free to do. When was the last time you paid to lay on your back in the grass and do some cloud gazing? Read on to learn more about possible ideas for grandparents to explore the outdoors with their grandchildren.
Aimee Raupp, MS, LAc, is a renowned women’s health & wellness expert, author, licensed acupuncturist and herbalist in private practice in New York.