A sanctuary for self nurture, growth and healing in South London, the Shala is a well established yoga centre with a reputation for exceptional teaching. For nearly 20-years, our focus has been on enhancing well-being through yoga, Pilates, mind-body workshops and complimentary therapies.
Exercise in Pregnancy
What is the need of exercise in pregnancy ? Is exercise dangerous to baby? Maintaining a healthy routine throughout the pregnancy period is important for mom and the baby. Regular exercise is one of the main factors in maintaining a healthy routine. Most of the exercises are not harmful to your babies, however, you may consult your doctor or midwife before doing exercises and decide according to their advices. Benefits of Exercises During Pregnancy There are many benefits of exercises during pregnancy. Some of them are: Exercises makes you fit and active in your pregnancy period. Exercise can reduce your back pain. Exercises can maintain your weight which may be good in your pregnancy. Exercises can improve your mental health. It reduce the risk of diabetes and hypertension. You will get proper sleep when doing exercises. It can relieve stress. Exercises can make you flexible and improves your fitness. It strengthens your muscles. It helps you to maintain your body shape after pregnancy. It can help you have normal delivery. What kind of exercises are needed during pregnancy? Most of the exercises are safe during pregnancy, just ensure you are not stressing yourself much. You should also consider your doctor’s […]
Eating a Healthy Diet in Pregnancy
Healthy diet and regular exercises are two important factors for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. A healthy lifestyle can maintain and improve your health there by making you more energetic and active, reducing risks for diseases. If you are a pregnant woman or planning for a pregnancy, it is important that you should maintain a healthy diet. What can a healthy diet do? A healthy diet can make mom and the baby stay healthy. A balanced diet with good nutrition is needed for the growth of the fetus. A pregnancy can cause adverse effect if you don’t maintain a healthy lifestyle. A healthy diet of a pregnant mom is important for child’s healthy future. Malnutrition can cause lifelong diseases in baby or mom. Healthy diet should also be continued while you are breastfeeding too. What should you eat when pregnant? The quantity of food that you should eat depends on your health conditions. It is recommended to eat limited food rich in nutrients. Include vitamins, minerals and nutrition in your food. It is good to have an advice of dietitian. A healthy breakfast is necessary for pregnant women. For a healthy diet, you should include the following in your diet: Fruits […]
Quick Tips for Healthy Pregnancy
Most of the pregnant women worry about weight gain during their pregnancies. It is important that you start your pregnancy at a right BMI. It is normally found that most of the women are already overweight when they plan their pregnancy. Healthy weight keeps both the mother as well as they baby healthy too. Here are few quick tips to ensure that you are on right track with your pregnancy: Try to lose weight if you are high on BMI before planning pregnancy. You don’t need to eat for two people while pregnant. Don’t follow any diet plan to reduce weight when pregnant as it can harm your baby growth. Include more of healthy options in your diet like fruits, vegetables, dairy etc. Avoid unwanted fats / ice creams / sweets cravings as this will not only increase your weight but also lead to dental issues. Eat fresh fruits than fruit juices as they also increase your weight due to increase in sugar levels. Eat small meals if you feel too much of acidity or bloated after eating. Try to be active during your pregnancy until advised otherwise by a doctor. Take small walks during the mornings or evenings. Water […]