Fitness Friday: 3 Fantastic Core Exercises for Pregnant Women

Fitness Friday: 3 Fantastic Core Exercises for Pregnant Women

Hey GIT Girls! Fitness Friday: 3 Fantastic Core Exercises for Pregnant Women is here! Working your core muscles (abs, lower back, glutes, hips) while pregnant can present challenges because lying on your back during the second and third trimesters is contraindicated. This is due to the weight of the enlarged uterus, as it could constrict the inferior vena cava — the vein that returns blood to the heart from your legs. If you do, you might end up feeling dizzy, out of breath, or nauseous.  Fitness Friday: 3 Fantastic Core…

Fitness Friday: 4 Nutrients for Before, During & After Pregnancy

Fitness Friday: 4 Nutrients for Before, During & After Pregnancy

Hey GIT Girls! Fitness Friday: 4 Nutrients for Before, During & After Pregnancy is here! So, you’re thinking about having your own little one? That’s great! Fitness Friday: 4 Nutrients for Before, During & After Pregnancy But there are a few things that you can do before conception, during your pregnancy, and postpartum to increase the odds of optimal health for you and your baby. Eat better and take a prenatal vitamin and mineral supplement. Make sure to check with your physician before you start a prenatal supplementation program Here…

Fitness Friday: 7 Exercise Guidelines for a Healthy Pregnancy

Fitness Friday: 7 Exercise Guidelines for a Healthy Pregnancy

Hey GIT Girls! Fitness Friday: 7 Guidelines for a Healthy Pregnancy is here. Pregnancy can be a wonderful time in a woman’s life. For women who are avid exercisers, it doesn’t mean you have to stop when you are pregnant. Furthermore, for women who are beginning a working out program for the first time in a long time during their pregnancy, you can still partake in a workout program. In both cases, following a set of exercise guidelines will help to ensure your safety and the safety of your coming…

Fitness Friday: 4 Ways to Prevent Back Pain

Fitness Friday: 4 Ways to Prevent Back Pain

Hey GIT Girls! Fitness Friday: 4 Ways to Prevent Back Pain is here! Recent studies reveal that 80 percent of Americans will experience some sort of back problem in their lifetime. That’s because poor everyday habits, such as improper lifting techniques and sitting for long periods of time may lead to tired, weak back muscles, causing pain in the region. Plus, other activities like gardening and overdoing it at the gym may be other culprits that cause this pressing, achy dilemma.   But it doesn’t have to be that way!…

4 Non-Medical Ways to Lift Yourself Out of the Blues by Jerry Del Priore

4 Non-Medical Ways to Lift Yourself Out of the Blues by Jerry Del Priore

Hey GIT Girls! There are times of the year you probably display a less-than-cheerful attitude. I am not talking about full-on depression, which may require medication and talk therapy. It’s more like a case of the blues, whether it’s from work-woes or lack of daylight, as in Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a type of depression that occurs in the fall and winter, when there are fewer hours of daylight. Instead of running to get a prescription from your doctor to help you cope, there are non-medical means you can practice…

Gigi’s Fitness Update #2

Gigi’s Fitness Update #2

Hey GIT Girls! January’s goal in my 12 Months to a Better You challenge is filled with excitement! In my personal fitness update for Week 3, I am addressing the ever-frustrating topic of….workout apparel. I’ve been doing the workout plan I designed (you can download it HERE) I immediately realized is that I was in desperate need of proper workout gear! Yes, it was partly vanity…BUT… It was also for increased functionality. We’ve all had the experience of getting into a workout and constantly having to tug and pull on your…