Fitness & Exercise

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Latest Fitness & Exercise Posts

Four morning rituals that can ruin 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 […]

‘Born with an iPad in their hands’ says Minister for Health Simon Harris.

Speaking about children’s health and the risk of obesity, Minister for Health iterated the problem lies in children’s familiarity with screen time, and the amount of time they spend looking at them. Speaking about his own life and his own upbringing, Mr Harris iterated that when he was growing up “as one of our younger […]

5 ways to boost your body confidence

Body Confidence Week We have decided here at m&i to remind you just how beautiful you all are. A shocking study has shown that more than 10 million British women ‘feel depressed’ over their looks, affecting everything from relationships to exercise and job interviews and we have decided enough is enough. The niggling insecurity and […]

Ashley Graham speaks out against hurtful comments

She’s one of the most recognised swimsuit models in the world and recently gave her own Ted Talk on body positivity. You’d think a woman like that would be immune to internet haters, trolls whatever you want to call them. But she’s not. After posting an innocent video of her workout last week, Ashley Graham […]

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 […]

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