The Benefits of Breathing Exercises During Pregnancy

The Benefits of Breathing Exercises During Pregnancy

by For Two Fitness October 06, 2015

How often do you stop and check in with your body and the world around you? If you’re like most busy mamas-to-be, you may be too preoccupied by day-to-day demands to take a moment to yourself. However, the art of deep breathing offers many beautiful benefits — during pregnancy, labor, and throughout life. Let’s take a closer look at the many benefits of abdominal breathing, along with how to get started...

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H2O: Are You Getting Enough and Why It Matters?

H2O: Are You Getting Enough and Why It Matters?

by For Two Fitness October 02, 2015

While drinking enough water is always important, getting the right amount of H2O is extra-important when you’re pregnant. Let’s take a closer look at why you need to drink up during the next nine months, how much is the right amount, and a few tips for making sure you’re getting enough of this life-sustaining liquid...

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Five Reasons to Enjoy Your Fall Pregnancy

Five Reasons to Enjoy Your Fall Pregnancy

by For Two Fitness September 28, 2015

With summer quickly coming to an end and cooler weather just ahead, it’s easy to lament the end of another sun-soaked season. However, many women agree that there’s no better time to be pregnant than in the fall. Let’s count down a few of the reasons why autumn is amazing for mamas-to-be...

 

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Top Three Fertility Friendly Foods

Top Three Fertility Friendly Foods

by For Two Fitness September 24, 2015

Think you’re on track to optimal fertility by eating the usual lineup of fertility foods, like oysters, yams, and kelp? If so, you may be in for a bit of a surprise, at least according to researchers at Harvard. The eight-year “Nurse’s Health Study,” a comprehensive look into the link between diet and fertility, reveals that the following three types of food are the way to go when it comes to giving your fertility a beneficial boost.

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Dressing Your Baby Bump for Every Occasion: Tips and Tricks from Celebs

Dressing Your Baby Bump for Every Occasion: Tips and Tricks from Celebs

by For Two Fitness September 18, 2015

It’s not exactly a surprise: celebrities are chic. Of course, they also have an arsenal of stylists, makeup artists, personal trainers, and other gurus all on hand to help guide them in the right direction. But just because you don’t have access to the same resources as your favorite celebs doesn’t mean you can’t borrow a few cues from their star style — even during pregnancy...

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Five Fall Fitness Tips

Five Fall Fitness Tips

by For Two Fitness September 03, 2015

Looking to start an exercise routine or continue an ongoing regimen as the leaves start to change? If so, fall is the perfect time for fitness — whether you’re just starting to think about getting pregnant or you’ve already got that new-mom-to-be glow. And while there’s no better time to start exercising than during autumn weather, there are some key things to keep in mind. These five tips and suggestions can help get you off to a great start...

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Top 10 Pregnancy “Dos” and “Dont’s”

Top 10 Pregnancy “Dos” and “Dont’s”

by For Two Fitness August 31, 2015

While attempting to keep track of what’s safe and what’s not safe during pregnancy can seem like an overwhelming task, it’s a worthwhile endeavor: after all, your baby is counting on you! We’re making it easy for you with this handy list of maternity “Dos” and “Don’ts”...

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Time to Restart Your Postpartum Fitness Routine? These Seven Tips Can Help!

Time to Restart Your Postpartum Fitness Routine? These Seven Tips Can Help!

by For Two Fitness August 27, 2015

Even if fitness was at the top of your list throughout your nine months of pregnancy, there’s still a learning curve when it comes to establishing a postpartum workout routine. While factors like a weak pelvic floor, altered center of balance, and atrophied muscles can affect your ability to pick up exactly where you left off, these seven tips can help you ease back in...

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Choosing a Breast Pump: What You Need to Know

Choosing a Breast Pump: What You Need to Know

by For Two Fitness August 17, 2015

Crib bedding. Jogging stroller. Baby clothing. Breast pump? Parents-to-be have many purchasing decisions ahead of them. For many, a breast pump is not only one of the most important, but also one of the most foreign: how do you know which breast pump to buy? After all, if you’re a first-time mom, the odds are high you’ve never before even given these devices a second thought. Luckily, we’re here to help...

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Sleep and Your Baby: What You Need to Know

Sleep and Your Baby: What You Need to Know

by For Two Fitness August 10, 2015

New parenthood is filled with many joys, but also the occasional challenge. For many bleary-eyed moms and dads the number one issue topping the list of frustrations? Sleep. While it’s true that sleep can be elusive when you have a newborn, there are some things you can do right now to help your baby go to sleep and stay asleep. Let’s take a closer look at a few key principles all parents need to know about infant sleep...

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Four Great Baby Shower Gifts For Fit Moms

Four Great Baby Shower Gifts For Fit Moms

by For Two Fitness August 07, 2015

Practical diaper pails, adorable onesies, unthinkably small baby booties, and cushy nursing pillows are just a few of the things guests and the guest of honor herself “ooh” and “ahh” over during baby showers. But why not think outside the box when it comes to shopping for a gift for your favorite fit-minded mama-to-be? Let’s count down a few fabulous gifts sure to please pregnant exercise enthusiasts...

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Top Five New Mom Must-Haves

Top Five New Mom Must-Haves

by For Two Fitness August 05, 2015

Your list of things to get before baby’s arrival is probably a mile long. Luckily, this is one shopping list that’s far more exciting than the one you jot down before a trip to the grocery store. And while onesies and diapers and the ever-elusive perfect diaper bag may take center stage when it comes to planning what you need for baby, don’t forget about the five new mom must-haves... 

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Six Things to Consider When Picking a Jogging Stroller

Six Things to Consider When Picking a Jogging Stroller

by For Two Fitness August 03, 2015

So you’ve got post-baby fitness on your mind and you’re planning to invest in a jogging stroller? Good for you! Committing to an exercise regimen after the arrival of your baby is an important part of maintaining physical and mental wellness. But with so many baby joggers on the market, how do you know how to find the right one for your particular needs? Let’s take a closer look at six features to consider when choosing a jogging stroller of your own...

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Five Top Tips for Staying Fit During Your Pregnancy

Five Top Tips for Staying Fit During Your Pregnancy

by For Two Fitness July 31, 2015

Mamas-to-be hear plenty about the importance of staying fit during pregnancy, and there’s plenty of reason to spread the word: exercising during these nine magical months can do everything from prevent back pain to boost your mood. And that’s not all. Working out while pregnant can also lead to...

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Running and Pregnancy: What You Need to Know for Safety and Fitness

Running and Pregnancy: What You Need to Know for Safety and Fitness

by For Two Fitness July 28, 2015

Whether you’re a hardcore runner or just take the occasional jog around the neighborhood, you may find yourself wondering the same question after peeing on a stick and seeing a plus sign: is it safe to run? While you should seek clearance from your doctor before lacing up your running shoes, experts largely agree that running can be a terrific way to stay both healthy and happy during the next nine months. Here’s what you need to know about pounding the pavement during pregnancy...

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Ambassador Spotlight: Kristina Murphy

Ambassador Spotlight: Kristina Murphy

by For Two Fitness July 10, 2015

As part of our Ambassador Spotlight series, we’d like to introduce you to Kristina Murphy of the Shiawase Life blog.  Read more to find out her tips for staying active and looking good through pregnancy.

Ever since I crossed my first 5K finish line in 2010, running has been a big part of my life...

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Prenatal Tips and a Great Giveaway

Prenatal Tips and a Great Giveaway

by For Two Fitness June 30, 2015

We are extremely pleased to bring you a special treat today.  Our ambassador, the fabulous Desi Bartlett, is sharing her top 5 tips for fit moms looking to maintain a healthy pregnancy.   In addition to that, we are hosting a giveaway of Desi’s new Prenatal Yoga Workout DVD and $50 in For Two Fitness maternity activewear...

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Fitness Maternity Wear: Why It Matters

Fitness Maternity Wear: Why It Matters

by For Two Fitness June 19, 2015

Eating right, getting plenty of sleep, and taking your prenatals may be a few of the first things that come to mind when you think about must-have maternity health and safety measures. However, there are some other, lesser-known ways to ensure wellness throughout your pregnancy and beyond. One important way to stay healthy and fit as a mama-to-be and new mom? Invest in fitness maternity wear...

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Put on Your Maternity Workout Clothes and Enjoy a Fit Pregnancy

Put on Your Maternity Workout Clothes and Enjoy a Fit Pregnancy

by For Two Fitness June 10, 2015

Having trouble finding the motivation to get off of the sofa and to the gym? You’re not alone: many mamas-to-be struggle with decreased energy levels, increased aches and pains, and other deterrents which can interfere with staying active. However, fitness is an important part of enjoying a healthy pregnancy. Here are some things you can do to stay motivated...

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Keeping Up with the Celebrity Baby Boom

Keeping Up with the Celebrity Baby Boom

by For Two Fitness June 05, 2015

Spring is a time for renewal, and nothing highlights this more than the latest crop of celebrity pregnancy announcements. After all, Charlotte Elizabeth Diana Mountbatten–Windsor (AKA “Princess Charlotte”), Silas Randall Timberlake, Wyatt Isabelle Kutcher, and James Reynolds are all going to need playdates, aren’t they?..

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Why Eating Green Matters: The Research Is In

Why Eating Green Matters: The Research Is In

by For Two Fitness June 02, 2015

An abundance of research points in one clear direction: eating right, taking your vitamins, exercising, and getting plenty of sleep are all important ingredients in the formula for a healthy pregnancy. Let’s take a closer look at a few reasons why “eating green” has benefits for both mom and baby....

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The Impact of Diet and Lifestyle on Fertility

The Impact of Diet and Lifestyle on Fertility

by For Two Fitness May 29, 2015

Whether you’re planning to start a family in the immediate future or are still in the “someday” phase, you may have questions about your fertility. Will you be able to conceive a child when you’re ready to start trying? Fertility is a complex issue, impacted by many different factors. Let’s take a closer looks at the issue of female fertility, along with some simple measures you can take to improve your chances of conception...

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Top Six Prenatal Fitness Tips

Top Six Prenatal Fitness Tips

by For Two Fitness May 27, 2015

It’s one thing to know that working out during pregnancy is good for you, but making it part of your day to day reality can be a challenge. These six tips can help you easily and safely incorporate exercise into your daily schedule as a busy mama-to-be...

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Top 5 Maternity Must-Haves

Top 5 Maternity Must-Haves

by For Two Fitness May 20, 2015

These are not your mother’s maternity clothes. The maternity industry has changed completely over the past few decades, enabling style-seeking pregnant women to continue their love affairs with fashion. While it’s easy to go overboard when buying maternity clothes, it’s also savvy to practice restraint. Why? Because...

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