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.

 

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...

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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'. This...

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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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Do you leak when you laugh?

Do you leak when you laugh?

Do you:  leak when you laugh, cough, sneeze, run or jump? have to wear a pad daily or during activities that you enjoy?  just accept leaking as being part of having a baby? How many of these did you say YES to? I’m guessing that many of you accept it as being part of...

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The Fourth Trimester and You

The Fourth Trimester and You

You don’t really hear anyone mention the Fourth Trimester and it’s a pretty big deal so that’s why I wanted to write about it! There are many milestones during pregnancy, from your first appointment with your GP and midwife, your 12 and 20 week scans. The three...

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Pelvic Organ Prolapse – What you need to know

Pelvic Organ Prolapse – What you need to know

What is a Pelvic Organ Prolapse? A Prolapse is when one or more of the Pelvic Organs (the Bladder, Bowel or Uterus) slips from their normal position. This can happen when the Pelvic Floor Muscles become weak and are no longer able to do their job of supporting the...

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Signs of a Weak Pelvic Floor

Signs of a Weak Pelvic Floor

I think it is fair to say that when it comes to the Pelvic Floor it is very much ‘Out of sight, out of mind!’ It certainly isn't a muscle we are taught to exercise and strengthen throughout our lives until of course we become Pregnant! Many of us have a weak pelvic...

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