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The sun is shining, the daffodils are in full bloom ( I must confess to feeling some affinity – being Welsh and in “full-bloom” myself!) and after months of dark cold short days I am definitely feeling the desire to be more active. This is the perfect time to start getting into shape for summer and if I have no excuse, neither do you!

Being almost 9 months pregnant and having certain related mobility issues (huge bump, shortness of breath etc!!) rather than mourning the temporary loss of my beloved Body Balance classes and gym sessions, I was looking for a way to maximinse what I CAN do – which is mainly walking these days….. and I think I’ve found a good option……

Some of you may remember that I “discovered” fitness shoes last summer and have been extolling their virtures¬† for some time (but find MBTs too unbalanced with a huge bump), so last week I got a new pair of FitFlop and started wearing them around when doing my every day jobs (feeding ducks, doing the shopping, ironing – all that other “mummy stuff”) and I have to say, I am delighted with them – they are even sparkley!

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As someone who suffers from Symphasis Pubis Disorder/ Pelvic Gurdle Pain in pregnancy, I have to be careful with my choice of footwear at the moment and have to say, these are absolutely fantastic. They are SO comfortable I am actually wearing them around the house as well as out – in fact they’ve become my standard footwear during waking hours.

Not only am I more comfortable in my ‘normal’ activities, but I am more inclined to walk and stand for longer than I might otherwise as my back isn’t aching (not sure if this is due to a better posture or if it’s due to the cushioned sole). The fact that these shoes help to tone your legs and bottom (with their wobble-board type sole) is a bonus rather than my main reason for wearing them now, and I’ve a feeling they’ll continue to be a favourite for summer. I may well be off to Fitness Footwear to get a few more pairs in other colours and styles!

If you’re also looking for some exercise that you can do without going to the gym, or doing anything too strenuous for reasons such as pregnancy or injury, you may want to consider:

  • walking (esp. with FitFlop)
  • gardening
  • house-work (not personally a fan of this one!)
  • swimming
  • tai-chi
  • yoga
  • pilates

For lots more detailed information on incorporating any exercise into a healthy lifestyle that includes our Herbalife nutrition product ranges, you can also download the Herbalife Fitness Manual, and visit our Sports Energy & Nutrition pages.

Best of health, Sarah

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hospital-bagAs I am now over 33 weeks pregnant (hoorah – not too long to go!) I’ve been preparing my “labour bag” and as well as the usual lists of nappies, nighties and nursing pads, there are some Herbalife products I will definitely be packing and would highly recommend to anyone else:

For Mum-to-be

For Dad-to-be

  • Lift Off – an energy boosting drink (containing caffeine) which won’t give him a “downer” afterwards!
  • NRG – caffiene and guarana in tablet form – also great for concentration when returning to work after sleepless nights!!!!
  • Protein Bars & Formula 1 sachets (as above)

For Mum & Baby

  • Aloe Soothing Gel -cooling &¬† soothing for any minor skin irritations and gentle enough for baby’s bottom!
  • Being a new mum can be tiring so it’s important you get the daily nutrition your body needs for optimum functioning. If you’re going to be breastfeeding, it’s even more important that you take the right nutrition every day – something that can be hard to do when you’re a tired new mum. However you are feeding, you may want to consider the Herbalife Healthy Breakfast Programme as an addition to your daily regime. It’s a fast and convenient way of getting a good start to the day, topping up your levels of essential vitamins and minerals, and the high soy protein content will help you feel full for longer – so you can prevent snacking on unhealthy mid-morning snacks! (We can also help you get back into shape if you are left with a baby bulge!!!)

For information on how you can incorporate these, or any of the other Herbalife products into your lifestyle, please contact me. You can also visit the UK store to purchase online (international customers click here).

sknutrition101

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Do you……

  • Frequently miss meals or eat irregularly?
  • Consume a lot of fat-saturated or sugary foods?
  • Drink alcohol regularly?
  • Smoke?
  • Travel long distances?
  • Fail to take regular exercise?
  • Have regular exposure to fumes, chemicals and toxins?
  • Lack quality sleep?
  • Suffer with stress at work or at home?
  • Catch colds frequently and struggle to shake them off?

Each of these factors allow free radicals to proliferate and weaken the immune system. A weakened immune system leaves the body vulnerable and is partly caused by poor nutrition. A healthy immune system is better equipped to deal with everyday challenges and as we age, having a healthy immune system is more important than ever. (more…)

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‘Tis the season to be jolly. And for many people, it’s also the season to over-eat… to drink too much and to gain excess weight! To help you stay on track this festive season, here are some top tips for partying without ruining your diet or putting on weight! (more…)

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This article has been removed due to restrictions on what I can say about product usage during pregnancy.

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Before I start, let me tell you upfront that this post has NOTHING to do with nutrition but a whole lot to do with feeling good so I thought I’d share it with you anyway – you can even get a discount at the moment!

It all started when I bought my toddler a pair of Crocs shoes for our forthcoming holiday and he wouldn’t take them off! (He even slept in them the first day!!) (more…)

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