Health & Fitness Blog

Welcome to the Jen Wilson Fitness Blog where I hope you will find lots of useful articles. My aim is to provide you with some easy to understand information based around women’s health, fitness and wellbeing. My main areas of interest being postnatal recovery, postnatal fitness, pelvic floor & core rehabilitation and exercise, nutrition and lifestyle factors that support physical and mental wellbeing.

You’ll also find lots of tips from me to help you lead a Happy, Healthy Life.

 

Top 3 tips for a good nights sleep

Top 3 tips for a good nights sleep

Did you know that sleep is not a luxury – it is a non negotiable biological necessity. Think of it as your your life support system! It is absolutely vital for our health and wellbeing that we get enough sleep and make it a priority, not just something we tag on to...

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Are you suffering from BURNOUT?

Are you suffering from BURNOUT?

What is Burnout? In summary, Burnout is a state of chronic (i.e longterm) stress which leads to physical and emotional exhaustion. Burnout can creep up on us and then from my own experience, it just kind of slaps you in the face! Or does it? Perhaps if we listened to...

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When can you get back to your normal exercise routine?

When can you get back to your normal exercise routine?

When can you get back to your normal exercise routine after you've given birth. Well, that really depends on a number of different factors. Ask yourself these questions: Is your pelvic floor doing its job well? In other words you are NOT leaking when you cough, laugh,...

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What springs to mind when you hear the words ‘Personal Trainer’?

What springs to mind when you hear the words ‘Personal Trainer’?

When you hear the words 'PERSONAL TRAINER' what springs to mind? Burpees, six packs and strict diets to name a few!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When I first started out as a Personal Trainer I felt like a fraud. Not because I'm not qualified but because:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I...

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Postnatal Exercise Do’s and Don’ts

Postnatal Exercise Do’s and Don’ts

Welcome to the final part of 'The Safe Return to Exercise Series',  what you should and shouldn't be doing when returning to exercise post birth. What you SHOULD be doing.... Waiting until you are at least 6 weeks postnatal before commencing an exercise programme, You...

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Your Pelvic Floor

Your Pelvic Floor

Welcome to Part 6 of 'The Safe Return to Exercise Series' where we are going to talk about your Pelvic Floor! Before returning to or starting a new exercise programme post birth, ask yourself this question: IS YOUR PELVIC FLOOR DOING ITS JOB WELL? In other words, you...

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Understanding Diastasis Recti

Understanding Diastasis Recti

Welcome to Part 5 of 'The Safe Return to Exercise Series' which is all about Diastasis Recti. Many women have never even heard of Diastasis Recti let alone know if they have one! I can't stress enough how important it is to not only understand what it is but to be...

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Post Natal Posture

Post Natal Posture

Welcome to Part 4 of 'The Safe Return to Exercise Series' where we are looking at Post Natal Posture. How your posture has changed during pregnancy and how this may be affecting you now. How your Posture Changes During Pregnancy During pregnancy there are a number of...

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Why the 6 Week Check is Not Enough

Why the 6 Week Check is Not Enough

CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN APRIL 2020 I am writing this blog in the middle of the Corona Virus lockdown in April 2020. So, I'm not even sure the 6-week checks are being carried out.  However, it is important that we still discuss 'Why the 6 Week Check is NOT Enough'....

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The Post Natal Healing Process

The Post Natal Healing Process

Welcome to PART 2 of the 'Safe Return to Exercise Series' where we are talking about The Post Natal Healing Process. Many women are the under the impression that once they have given birth, their body will just return to what it was like pre pregnancy. There are two...

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Understanding your Post Natal Body

Understanding your Post Natal Body

Welcome to Part 1 of ‘The Safe Return to Exercise Series’ which is all about understanding your post-natal body. Before we even discuss exercise, it is important for you to understand some of the changes that may have occurred to your body during pregnancy and birth....

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Do you need a Post Natal Assessment?

Do you need a Post Natal Assessment?

YES you do need a Post Natal Assessment and here’s why…. Your body goes through many changes during pregnancy and birth. These changes can affect how your body functions, they can also have an impact on what activities you return to post birth. It is so important that...

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