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Latest Fitness & Exercise Posts

4 ways to change up the school drop off

Does the school drop off fill you with dread? Want to change it up this year to include some variety in your mornings? At maternity & infant, we hear you and for Irish Heart Month, we’re trying to introduce as many healthy changes in our daily lives as possible. One area where we can improve […]

How to keep on top of your heart health!

This week marks the beginning of Irish heart month in association with the Irish Heart Foundation. Here at maternity & infant we’re super keen on keeping our tickers ticking over with good, healthy food and intermittent bouts of high-intensity exercise. But all this can be tough to keep to when there’s a new baby in […]

Waist trainers: fad or fixer?

Postpartum waist trainers claim to help draw in stretched abdominal muscle, provide back support, and prevent post-natal pooch. But do they really work? They’re a favourite of many celebrities, who have been open about using this method to gain their pre-baby figure. Jessica Alba admitted to wearing two corsets day and night for three months to […]

Top tips for exercising while pregnant

Exercising can have serious health benefits for our bodies, and that doesn’t change when we’re pregnant. If you’ve been active before becoming pregnant you’re probably keen to try some new things, or stick to variations on the thing that suits you. Whatever works. If you haven’t been active, don’t worry because you can still take up […]

Extra-curricular activities: pros and cons

Most parents want their child to engage in some form of extra-curricular activity after school or on the weekends. The most obvious of these is your child either take up an instrument and become Mozart, or they could join a sports team and become Sonia O’Sullivan. Some parents encourage both, hoping that the music will […]

12 ways to get your kids back outside!

On average kids spend around six hours a day looking at screens. Preach. And we know, same as you how, hard it can be to muster the energy to get our kids off the iPad and out the front door. Even harder for parents after a day of school runs, homework and laundry (when will the […]

5 Reasons Why Pilates Is The Perfect Pregnancy Exercise

Looking to stay flexible and strong all pregnancy long? Pregnancy Pilates might be just the exercise for you – here are five reasons why… Pregnancy can be incredibly tough on your body, and whether or not you managed to prepare well for pregnancy, it’s imperative that you pay attention to your nutrition and well-being throughout […]

Four Morning Rituals That Negatively Impact Your Day

Everyone has a morning routine they could never imagine altering. But what if the actions of your morning routine were negatively impacting your body and mood for the rest of the day without you knowing? Here are four of the most common morning rituals people commit in the morning that should be stopped: 1. Hitting the […]

Two glasses of red wine before bed will make you skinnier

We’ve always been told that red wine is good for us but we never cared enough to ask why, we simply asked for another glass of Merlot. According to two recent studies from Washington State University and Harvard Medical School, wine might just be the secret weapon to losing weight. Here is why — there’s a polyphenol called resveratrol […]

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