New Guidance on Pregnancy & Physical Training in the British Army

Pregnant Servicewomen and new mums are to be given more guidance on taking part in physical training safely. The policy, which is also aimed at commanders and physical training instructors (PTIs), gives advice on moderate exercise, as well as suitable reconditioning plans. High-risk activities such as scuba diving or high-altitude training must not be done.… Read More

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Weight Loss after a Baby

After having a baby, it is common for new mothers to begin thinking of ways to lose the weight they gained during pregnancy. Some mothers opt for a crash diet, characterised by: Not eating enough; and/or A fad diet (which generally involves a drastically reducing, or cutting out: fat, protein, and/or carbohydrates). It is true… Read More

Pregnancy: Linking Good, Benefits & Exercise

“It can be easy to fear exercise when pregnant. Harry Barnes, Ante and Post Natal Personal Trainer, argues there are few more important times to keep fit.” (Barnes, 2017, p.18). Pregnancy dramatically alters the body: hormones, extra nutrients and stretching to allow the ‘wee one’ to grow. Barnes (2017) informs us that almost half of… Read More