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Pregnancy & postnatal exercise: Is the fitness industry failing us?

Did you, or are you exercising during pregnancy? An article I recently read raised some valid points about something that has been particularly concerning to me lately – there are so many personal trainers and instructors in the fitness industry who claim to know how to train pregnant women (and postnatal women) without adequate knowledge. …

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More workplaces urged to support breastfeeding

More than one third of New Zealand employers are unaware of workplace breastfeeding legislation, a figure reflected in the lack of support for breastfeeding employees found in a study undertaken by Women’s Health Action. Women’s Health Action maternal health advisor, Isis McKay, says the study shows there is an urgent need to educate and support …

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Diary – Fit mama: The key training questions

Personal trainer Ange Noy is pregnant with her first child and trying to maintain her fitness level as best as possible while navigating sometimes conflicting advice from her endocrinologist, GP, midwife, family, friends, assorted fitness instructors, online forums and phone apps. When you fall pregnant, how do you keep fit while doing what’s best for …

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