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Frequent Urination in the Second Trimester

Pregnancy is one piece of news that comes with various repercussions. I have been sharing with all my readers about my experience with my second pregnancy. This is one of the other such problems I have been going through. ­­­­I am in my second trimester and complications have added up. I assure you this isn’t a rant blog post. I accept that pregnancy is a beautiful experience that comes with complications, sometimes. I use my blog as a platform to let others learn from my experience. Also, let me spill the beans – the issue I am about to discuss and share is “Frequent Urination”.

Frequent urination in the second trimesterFrequent urination in the second trimester is one of the common problems. Well, I wasn’t aware of this issue. As I have been letting you know that my first pregnancy was filled with more excitement and my age also played a vital role. I am 35 years old and this is my second pregnancy therefore, I do not know about a few things until I experience it. 

Now, several conditions follow up to frequent urination. However, things change my perspective when I read articles on the topic. So, I would let you all know about the issues I have been through. Also, I will be including the other factors that can lead to frequent urination in the second trimester. Here we go!

The Cause of Frequent Urination in the Second Trimester:

Before we discuss the precautions and treatment it is very important to know about the root cause. In my case, when I entered my second trimester, I also caught a cold. Now, initially, the first thought for frequent urination came to my mind directed to two things. First, it was because I had caught a cold and was going through a lot of coughing. Secondly, it might be because of less water intake. 

In my case, the former reason – my cough was the reason for the frequent urination. I consulted my doctor and she recommended a few medicines and exercises. 

Now, I read some articles and discussed it with some fellow mothers. I got to know that the main cause of frequent urination is when the blood flow in the kidney increases by 35% to 60%. Excessive blood tends to produce 25% more urine. 

One of the most common reasons is the pressure on the women’s bladder because of the growing uterus. Because of the increased pressure, a woman tends to go through frequent urination, especially in the second trimester of pregnancy. This is because in these 3 months the baby is growing heavier, it tends to move in the pelvis area. 

The Symptoms of  Frequent Urination in the Second Trimester

Now that I had been experiencing frequent urination in my pregnancy, there was a catch. Every time I needed to urinate, the reason, the pattern could be different. Sometimes you might feel a constant urge to pee but when you get into the washroom, the amount is very little. Whereas on the other hand there are women who might even go through the leakage. The following could be because of the following:

  • Coughing
  • Laughing
  • Exercising
  • Sneezing

As I said, in the beginning, my frequent urination was because of the frequent coughing. So, it is really important to answer ‘why’ in this case. Coughing created pressure on my bladder and therefore, I had the urge to pee every time I coughed. Sometimes, I didn’t feel the pressure and leaked. It was quite embarrassing for me at times.

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  • This could be your reason:

One of the reasons for other women might be that of UTI – Urinary Tract Infection. It is during pregnancy when women are expected to suffer from UTI most. The UTI symptoms are as follows:

  1. Cloudy appearing urine
  2. Red, pink, or highly concentrated urine
  3. A strong pungent or foul smell of urine
  4. A burning sensation while urinating
  5. Pain while urination

The Treatment:

Frequent urination during the second trimester of pregnancy or pregnancy, in general, cannot be resolved. It is only after the birth of the child you will get rid of it. The symptoms mentioned above will only fade after a few weeks of giving birth. I too feel irritated and frustrated with this issue. However, this is something I cannot do away with. When I consulted my doctor, she told me the same thing and I had to learn it the hard way. There were a few bladder strengthening exercises. These won’t stop the urination number, however; it will help you in controlling them better. 

Something you might be doing in order to deal with frequent urination, whatever the reason is:

The one recommended by my doctor was something that goes on as follows:

  1. You need to tighten the muscles of your pelvic and imagine that you are trying to control the urine flow
  2. Now you need to hold for the muscles at least 10 seconds or for as long as you can
  3. After 10 seconds release the muscles you were holding
  4. You will need to repeat the above steps 15 times in a single set

One of the best ways to know that you are doing the exercise correctly is no one getting to know that you are exercising. 

It is very important to consult your doctor. Since there could be other complications or reasons for your frequent urination. As I have been saying – each pregnancy is different. Each woman goes through different experiences. 

My Advice/take on Frequent Urination in the Second Trimester

Chang in the hormone levels is the major reason that leads to frequent urination.

Additionally, the fluids in the body also make you run to the washroom now and then. To be honest, in my case I could not even think of stepping out of the house – neither for work nor for personal work. 

As I mentioned earlier, there were times when I had to use a sanitary napkin or so if I had some prior commitments. There is nothing as a remedy that you can get to completely get rid of this. This is one such situation that will gradually improve. So, you shouldn’t restrict yourself from completely avoiding drinking fluids or consuming liquids. That is a big NO-NO. 

The liquids play an important role in the growth of the baby. You have to be hydrated properly to avoid any other unwanted complications. Therefore, my advice would be to drink 6 to 8 glasses of water every day. Of course, you can avoid drinking beverages such as coffee, tea, or soft drinks in that matter. 

Also, lastly, I would say you must drink your liquids and consume your fluids more during the day and lesser before going to bed.

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Benefits of Yoga in Pregnancy

You are experiencing things you have never felt before. Not just physically, but emotionally too you are on a roller coaster. You have started losing sleep and remaining agitated throughout the day. Someone advised you to practice yoga, but should you or should you not? Okay, we will leave that for you to decide; for now, you can at least try scanning the benefits of practising yoga.

yoga in pregnancyYoga is different from exercising. Yoga is more than just physical fitness. It compiles stretching with light breathing exercises and meditation practices which make you clear-headed, more relaxed and create suppleness in your body, thus getting you ready for childbirth.

Generally, women are scared of the twists and turn in yoga. But, did you know that yoga is safe for you?

Benefits of Yoga in Pregnancy

Get relief from your common pregnancy complaints – The challenges of pregnancy are, of course, many. Are nausea, headaches and those odd sensations in the body not enough that pregnant women also complain of restless legs, heartburn, and insomnia?

By circulating blood throughout the body, yoga prepares your body for sleep, helps to alleviate the discomforts of acid reflux, restless legs, and back pain. You can fall asleep faster and also sleep better, which will further keep you fresh throughout the day. 

  • Fight stress and anxiety – Your husband is scared of you now because you could any time be yelling at him for something trivial. It’s time you become mushy-mushy again!

The slow breathing and gentle movements of yoga can help you feel relaxed and improve your stress level. The meditation and relaxation practices help to release the tension out, that you have stored unconsciously in your body, and cope with stress in a better way. Further, yoga brings blood pressure and heart rate at healthy levels, thus improving your overall health and well-being. 

  • Have a healthier pregnancy Every pregnant mother wants to prepare beforehand for labor and ensure that her fetus is healthy. For this, you need to strengthen your body during pregnancy, your lower body in particular. 

Studies have shown that practising yoga during pregnancy reduces the chances of preterm labor as well as intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR), a condition in which the baby doesn’t grow at a normal rate inside the womb. Yoga improves the birthweight of the baby and also facilitates easy and more comfortable labor by increasing the strength, flexibility, and endurance of the muscles much needed for childbirth. Moreover, yoga aids recovery after delivery. 

  • Stay physically active – It is a well-known fact that staying active during pregnancy is very important for several reasons; a crucial one is that you become less prone to the risks of complications in pregnancy.

Yoga, which is gentle and tailored according to the needs of an expectant mom, is an ideal activity to keep you physically active and fit. A walk in the morning and evening is a good habit, but incorporating a short yoga routine, with your medical doctor’s advice, can be very effective. 

Safety tips before you practice yoga

  • Get a medical opinion from your doctor or physical therapist to understand what is safe for your body.
  • Practise yoga under a certified instructor. Prioritize prenatal yoga over your regular classes.
  • Exercise in moderation, don’t do anything painful. Never strain yourself. If needed, modify your poses accordingly.
  • Ensure utmost care while bending, twisting or turning your body; more specifically while transitioning in and out of poses.
  • Stay hydrated. Wear proper yoga clothes, those that have a loose fit. Practice in an open area or a well-ventilated room. 

What do you need to avoid during your pregnancy?

  • Lower spinal or deep twists, and twisting along the midline (you can cramp your baby’s space)
  • Asanas or exercises on your stomach, i.e. with your face down
  • Overstretching, major backbends, and inversions
  • Lying on your back for more than 3 minutes (especially after your first trimester)
  • Any exercise that may cause even a mild abdominal injury

pregnancy yogaPregnancy is mama-baby time, you need to be gentle on yourself now. Take time out from your busy work and home life for a short and regular pregnancy yoga routine. And when you go for your classes, you will meet other expectant mommies too; sharing your pregnancy journey – the experiences and challenges – with them will be so much fun.

If we tell you that yoga is safe for you throughout your pregnancy, then will you not HIT THE YOGA MAT today?

Author Bio:

I’m Darfashan Parveen, a passionate blogger who loves to read and write about Pregnancy, Parenting, and Baby Care to make people aware of parenthood challenges and easy ways to overcome them. Apart from Blogging, I’m a foodie who loves travelling and dancing. For more write-ups, you may visit my website: https://www.wobblywalk.com

Learn the meaning behind Food Bias

Before sharing my experience, I would like to clear the term, ‘Food Biases’ for my readers. Food Biases are saying ‘no’ to certain food items without any concrete reason. Furthermore, neglecting or accepting certain food groups without any proper argument or reason behind it is a food bias.

Food Biases

Well, from the past couple of decades, I have been doing it. As a matter of fact, you might be doing it knowingly or unknowingly. For example, I went to the supermarket with my husband to buy regular household items and other snacks to munch. So, I was scrolling my eyes through the shelves of biscuits, cakes, wafers and more. But, my eyes just stopped on a packet of biscuits because the outer packing claims to be ‘high in fibre’. And, without thinking twice, I just purchased the packet. 

Likewise, little kids tend to avoid a new food item without any reason for it. They might not like the taste or maybe the visual appearance of it. But, it can be difficult to make them understand the benefits of that particular food item. 

How You Can Steer Clear of Food Biases?

My daughter has never been a picky eater but I can understand the pain of the parents when their child neglects certain food groups. Because getting all the nutrition from a single set of food seems impossible.

Here are some of the ways which have helped me to steer clear from the Food Biases:
  • Get creative with your food presentation skills

Sometimes, kids tend to eat those food sets which are visually appealing. Making a plain sandwich might not work but adding big eyes with cucumber and tomato slices make it irresistible. 

  • Tell them the importance of nutrients and vitamins for the growth of their body 

Explaining to them why certain food groups are actually good for their mental and physical growth helps them to understand why they should be eating it. Like telling them that eating something will make them strong and tall like a tree may help them visualize what strong and tall means.

  • Don’t be impatient

Never force or stuff your child with certain food which they don’t like, especially if they are trying it for the first time. Offer the food item to them again after a few days, maybe in a different form. Also, there are higher chances that your child will try out the new food item under a positive social environment – like a friend’s tiffin in school. So, give them their own little time to experience it.

My Daughter’s Result with PediaSure

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While trying to help my daughter Angel steer clear of food biases, I was also searching for a nutritional drink which can also act as a health supplement for her physical and mental wellness. 

Then my Pediatrician recommended PediaSure to me. She explained that it has growth nutrients that support height, weight gain, immunity and brain development for your child. 

I tried and tested the product and I have seen visible growth within a span of 90 days. 

After trying it out for a longer duration, I am able to see the visible results, not just physically but mentally as well. She is more active than before and makes an extra effort to stand out from the crowd. 

The Grow Right Charter by PediaSure has totally helped me to track Angel’s overall performance. The proper nutritional intake has never been neglected on a structured mealtime schedule. 

I was delighted to discover about PediaSure. Due to the seasonal availability of fruits and vegetables, I might not be able to give her complete nutrients but with PediaSure, it has fulfilled the nutrient requirement for complete growth of my child. 

Do try the above methods to avoid encouraging food biases in your child and tell me what your experience was!

#GrowRight  #PediasureIndia

Food to Eat During Pregnancy

People are always heard saying that pregnancy is an experience, which completes a woman. Entering motherhood is one of the most beautiful feelings. Then after a woman has conceived the child and it is growing in her womb the reality check happens. However, what is told latter is the most important part. Undoubtedly, becoming a mother is an emotion one cannot explain in mere words. Bringing a soul into life is nothing less than magic. I am expecting my second child and I am sharing my experiences of each month in my pregnancy diaries. I have been given a list of food to eat during pregnancy, especially the first and second trimester.

food to eat during pregnancy

There are a lot of things that revolve around pregnancy. One of the major advises given by doctors, relatives, and everyone around you is that you must take care of yourself and eat healthily. As said my diet in the first month was very abrupt and inaccurate, if you may call so. I did not feel like eating anything. There were fewer cravings to eat food than to not eat. In addition to it, there are a lot of changes my body and routine is going through. One of them being the diet. My diet has taken a toll on me already. From the first month until now.

Nevertheless, I knew I have to take care of the child growing in me more than anything else. A woman needs to maintain a healthy diet, especially during the first and second trimester. The body goes through so many, it needs extra calories of around 350 to 500, minerals, vitamins, and other nutrients.hormonal changes.

Below are some of the important tips and tricks I would like to share with you, which I have learned throughout my journey until now.

Increase the intake of the following eateries during pregnancy
  1. Dairy Products: These are the best products to consume in your pregnancy. To fill your calcium and protein needs, dairy products are a must-have during pregnancy. Especially yoghurt – which is the best option if you do not like consuming milk. Lactose intolerant people can also tolerate yoghurt.
  2. Legumes: Legumes consists of peas, beans, chickpeas, lentils, soybeans, and peanuts. They have a huge amount of iron, fibre, folate, protein and provides you with all that you need to eat during pregnancy. It would come to you as a shocker, but there are a lot of pregnant women who are unable to consume the nominal amount of folate in their diet.
  3. Fresh fruits: My doctor always says Eat fruit as much as you can and if you can take fruit as it is, it’s much better as juicing it sometimes changes its natural fibres. The juice is good only in case you are not able to eat. Fruits directly eaten fills your tummy and your digestion system starts working in proper mode creating more enzymes to digest your food. Coconut water is a must in case of dehydration and mineral deficiency. Everyone says you should not eat papaya or pineapple. But eating two to three pieces sometimes won’t harm you. Do not eat in first trimester these two fruits, later you can ea if you wish in small quantities. I do eat papayas n pineapple as mix fruit salad. I get muscle sprain attack in the night, that’s due to less calcium, so I make sure that I take my daily calcium tablets daily. Try to eat more pomegranate as much as you can as healthy munching. Healthy breakfast and hot breakfast is always good. In case you feel your fetus is moving less and you are missing it. Give a sugar boost to urself and see your baby kicking faster.
How to manage your food habits during pregnancy

There is no rocket science to understand that you need to eat healthy and clean when you are expecting a baby. Especially during the first trimester, you need to eat fibrous food. Food that is rich in calcium, iron, and protein. It will be nice if you eat home-cooked food and ensure that you maintain a balanced diet.

If it seems to be time-consuming for you, you can always freeze large portions of dishes during the weekend. Having said that fresh food is always preferred, but to save time or your energy there are various healthy diet options available. If I buy freshly frozen eatables, I make sure to check the ingredients and thereafter make my purchase.

Additionally, you can always freeze vegetables. You can chop the vegetables and freeze them over the weekend. This can then be used now and then in your routine diet.

Drink lots of Water apart from the fluids during pregnancy:
This is one such thing, which either you are pregnant or not being told about it. However, undoubtedly, water is one thing that needs to go in you in a huge amount. Water must be drunk until you quench your thirst.

Foods that you need to avoid during pregnancy

Keeping it simple and raw, since a lot of times a lot has been said that you need to avoid and so and so dish. However, we tend to make mistake their and eat them. Therefore, the following are the food items which must be avoided:

  • Raw Meat
  • Raw Eggs
  • Fish – swordfish, shark, tilefish
  • Unpasteurized dairy products
  • Soft cheese
  • Ready to eat food items
  • Alcohol

Being vegetarian, we lack in protein content in food hence I majorly rely on sprouts. But people who eat Non-vegetarian food, must take a protein-rich diet.

Myths that go around about the eating habits in pregnancy

There are certain myths that I have come across during my pregnancy:

Food Craving: About food cravings, initially people used to say that it is such that a woman has a sudden craving or eating ice cream. It must not always be the case, sometimes the body lets you know that it needs such an item because it requires the nutrients available in it. Not the particular food item. I don’t have any craving, I only crave for food be it Normal meal like Dal chawal or Roti sabzi. I just want to eat something, so I keep many healthy munchin with me. Though sometimes I like to eat pickles or odewa but that’s only when my taste buds are dead.

Morning Sickness: A lot of times it happens that when I woke up, I felt morning sickness and thought if I would not eat anything it will be alright. However, I was wrong. Our body needs food to gain energy and so does the baby that is growing in you.

You are eating for two: A very cliché saying that goes around are “you have to eat for two lives”. This certainly does not mean that you need to eat twice as you were initially consuming. You need to increase your calorie intake of around 200 calories or above. And especially in your first trimester, you are not eating for two people.

Key Takeaway of what to eat during pregnancy

You must work with your doctor, to know and list down an eating plan for yourself during pregnancy. Each trimester might come up as a different one, you must be craving for something in one and not feel like eating in another. You need to gain weight, but how much is what your doctor will be able to decide and let you know better.

Most of the time our baby’s organ development will occur during the first and second trimester. Therefore, it is important that you are as healthy and kept as much you can be during any crucial time of this stage.

When Do You Need to Visit Gynecologist other Than Pregnancy

A gynecologist is a doctor who deals with women’s health, with a special focus on the reproductive system. Gynecologists handle cases pertaining to pregnancy, childbirth, obstetrics, menstruation, hormone disorders, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), fertility issues, and more.

A gynecologist can be a male or a female doctor, and we suggest that you select a doctor you are comfortable talking to without feeling shy. Not being able to explain your problem to a doctor will only cause you more trouble. It is advisable to go to the same gynecologist unless you have a strong reason not to. Your regular doctor will know your case history and can offer better treatment in most instances.

Though it is not necessary for a woman to visit the gynecologist for every small issue, pregnancy is not the only time a woman would have to visit her doctor. We have listed below some of the situations you will need to visit a gynecologist.

  • Severe Menstrual Pain and Heavy Bleeding

    • If you have always had heavy bleeding, it is probably just how your body functions. But if you have noticed a sudden increase in bleeding and if it lasts for more than 4-5 days, booking an appointment with your gynecologist is suggested. Excess pain and heavy bleeding can be a sign that something in your system is not right and has to be treated.
  • Safe Sex and Family Planning

    • We cannot emphasize enough the importance of safe sex. Many women avoid visiting a doctor because they don’t want to answer questions about their personal lives or sexual activity. But without this information, the gynecologist cannot offer you the right solution.
    • Buying over the counter contraceptives could adversely affect your menstrual cycle and cause long-term problems in conceiving a child. Contraception, pregnancy termination, and sterilization should be handled by the doctor. Self-medication could even put your life at risk.
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Diseases

    • If you are experiencing a burning sensation, pain, discomfort, ulcers, etc., in your vaginal region, do not silently bear it. You could be suffering from an infection and it is necessary to identify the main cause of the infection. Visit your gynecologist in Bangalore to make sure that you are not suffering from any serious health issues.
  • Endometriosis, PCOS, or UTI

    • Conditions like these require medical attention and can be determined only after a few tests. Talk to your gynecologist and clear your doubts. Ask questions to know how to control the conditions and lead a healthy life.
  • STIs

    • If you fear you could be suffering from STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection), immediately visit our gynecologist and get it treated before it affects your overall health.
  • Sexuality and Health Issues Related to Same-sex and Bisexual Relationships

    • You might face a few issues talking to a gynecologist in such instances, so it is important to find a doctor who is compassionate and understanding.

Breast disorders, frequent urination, sexual dysfunction, congenital abnormalities, etc. should not be neglected.

 

 Disclaimer: All information, content, and material of this website is for informational purposes only and are not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider.

 

Is Pediasure Good Enough for Your Fussy Eater? #GrowRight

 

Parenting is no less than a herculean task and it’s a journey of cozy cuddles and dinner table fights. If you are a parent, then you will totally relate with this. Serving your kid with the proper meal can be a tiring task if your child is a fussy eater. But, is filling your picky eaters with Pediasure the right choice? Many a times, my friends ask me about healthy drink for kids.

Being a fussy eater not only influences the eating habits but also can lead to underdeveloped growth of the body as well as their mind.[1] If you area mother of the foodie fusspot then you find it stressful too, right? Many parents overlook the poor eating habits of their child. But, it is really important to keep a check on what your youngster is up to. Initially it will affect their activity levels but later on, they will be predisposed to more diseases which means low immunity.

How I found out Pediasure ?

Being a ‘Mommy Blogger’ I have investigated and composed various blogs on nutrition in the child. Stuffing green vegetable in your kid’s mouth can be really frustrating. You appreciate and understand the requirement of the nutrition but your toddler won’t be able to appreciate this. Lack of adequate nutrition in the foundation years will bring with it a lot of disadvantages including in their academic performance.[2]

It won’t be noticeable initially but it will show symptoms in their adult life.

My Experience with Pediasure as a healthy drink for kids.

To be honest, I have seen numerous advertisement for PediaSure. I would never have thought that I would choose PediaSure. Because, I was still grappling to find the answer to the question, ‘Is Pediasure good for kids?’ Angel, my daughter, has always been very obedient and docile. But, when it comes to eating healthy, she turns up her nose. I have tried to trick her in every different way but I always end by giving up.

But, then this has to stop! I can’t feed her with junk food all the time. I had made some strict rules for the family to avoid junk but her constant nagging and whining over food gets on my nerves. Due to this, she wasn’t at a healthy weight as per her height percentile. I was really worried and tensed about the whole scenario. So, one of my friends told me how she fulfilled the nutrition needs of her fussy eating toddler with PediaSure. Also, she told me some more benefits of Pediasure and I couldn’t resist giving it a try.  And my search for something healthy ended up with a healthy drink for kids with Pediasure.

Is Pediasure Good For Kids?

This is indeed a true story. After my friend convinced me to buy Pediasure, I was still skeptical and was questioning myself, ‘Is PediaSure good for my kid?’ So, my husband suggested that I pay a visit to the Pediatrician as they will help guide us better about our child’s nutrition.

My Pediatrician told me that a pack of PediaSure is packed with 37 nutrients and high quality protein which completely fulfills the checklist of nutritional needs in kids. The ingredients used in the process of PediaSure is infused with prebiotics and probiotics helps to supports the immunity of the child. A scoop of PediaSure consists of Choline, Taurine and Omega 3 and 6 which help in the growth of children’s brains in the initial years and it does not have any artificial growth hormone. It contains nutrients that help in bone growth. So your child can grow right!

After my Pediatrician assured me about choosing Pediasure and cleared the question behind: ‘Is Pediasure good for kids?’ I instantly went to the market and bought a bottle of Pediasure. As Angel loves the chocolate flavor, I brought Pediasure in chocolate flavor. It also comes in 3 more flavors.

Also Read : https://blogsikka.com/blog/pediasure-cookies-cream-amazing-summer-drink-for-kids/

My Final Thoughts

The results were apparent in the first month of consumption of Pediasure. And the best part is that she is loving the flavor too. We went to the doctor for a regular checkup and she had started to reach her healthy weight as per height. My husband and I are really satisfied and happy with the results of using Pediasure. I am really happy that I chose this bottle of wonder. Not just that it is super tasty and chocolaty but also it will help to grow kids better and make them the best version of themselves. Now, I can completely answer the question, ‘Is Pediasure good for kids?’

Do I Recommend Pediasure to Fussy Eaters?

With no doubt, I do recommend as Pediasure is good for kids. If you are a mommy still struggling to find the answer of, ‘Is Pediasure good for kids?’ Then, I will definitely recommend you to give it a try to this healthy drink for kids.

In this phase of parenting, I have learned that kids normally refuse to eat or taste new food. But certain food groups should never be neglected. Feed your kids with the same food as for the rest of the family and try to praise and encourage them to try new foods. Show them the benefits of eating different foods which will tempt them to give it a try.

 

[1] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5816267/

[2] https://www.healthyhearing.com/report/52860-Study-shows-poor-nutrition-in-early-childhood-could-lead-to-hearing-loss

Say No to Excuses for Fitness with Anytime Fitness

It is smashingly effortless to make unachievable New Year’s fitness resolutions than veritably sticking to it every day. But rather than accusing the absence of motivation, I would choose to indict my extended working schedule at the office or spending the surplus time in nurturing my family. I truly keep the faith that taking out a chunk of time every day, a good amount of willpower and persistent hard work will lead to the success of a fitness. Do you feel the same? If you are a working mommy or stay at mom and seeking any motivation story, then stick till the end as Anytime Fitness Gym bring something special for you.

 

 

Anytime fitnessDifference between Before Pregnancy and after Pregnancy.

Before giving birth, I was super attentive to a healthy lifestyle. I love devouring in salads and once in a while, I have a burger as well. To be honest, I never fancied going to gyms or any health and fitness classes. I have always appreciated my pregnancy phase because being a mother can be challenging yet satisfying. After my Angel was born, the motivation was to lose the baby weight healthily without any crash diet or popping to gyms. But, I was continually switching my roles from changing the nappy of the baby to finishing the to-do-list at work. I really aspired to get back on track but my responsibilities never gave me a chance to spare out some time for physical fitness. I have killed my hopes to fit back into my favorite skinny jeans. But, somehow I accomplished to lose a few kilos by following up healthy diet routine. After losing a few kilos, I wasn’t able to lose more and I have happily admitted my fate and my body. There are times when I stop by and looking myself in the mirror. I tend to hold my tummy and fuss about it. In the end, I never made any more efforts to get down on my healthy weight.

Do it now or never: A step towards Healthy Lifestyle

A month ago, I was feeling lethargic and stressful continuously for few days. At first, I ignored and considered as a symptom for work pressure but then, I noticed a constant gain in my body weight and poor routine. I concluded that I can’t pull off this any longer.

I have always been a good role model for daughter and I need to explicate them that personal health is way more influential than anything else. So, for the first week, I was completely determined about my workout and diet but then within the middle of the second week, everything fall off. My husband has witnessed me fighting this battle and suggested me to enroll in the nearby gym, Anytime Fitness.

Experience at Anytime Fitness

Anytime fitness
tradition of saying Hifi to all customers

Initially, I was skeptical as I don’t want to join any fitness club. But, then I have to do it for the betterment of myself and my family. On the first day at Anytime Fitness, I was extremely reluctant. The acknowledged trainers were really kind and warm at the gym. They trained me professionally with different types of equipment at the gym. They guided me the do’s and don’ts of the exercises and understood my goals which, catered my health performance daily.

I am sure with a span of a few months, not just I would loose a few kilos but also I would learned the meaning of being healthy. Anytime Fitness is a major part in bringing back to me into shape and making me look more confident than before.

 

My Routine for Healthy Lifestyle

 

  • Drinking a warm glass of water after waking up early in the morning.
  • Walking (or sometimes, jogging) to the nearest Anytime Fitness Gym
  • A professional trainer helped me to workout in the gym.
  • Eating a combination of healthy carbohydrates, protein, and fats.
  • Always keeping myself hydrated.

 

Would I Recommend Anytime Fitness?

I don’t need to think twice before answering this question. Of course, I would recommend to every mommy, who is struggling to follow a healthy routine.  Anytime Fitness has more than 4500 gyms, which makes it the largest gym chains in the world. They are currently helping people to achieve their fitness goals in 34 countries and 7 Continents.

  • World’s Largest Gym Chain
  • Top-notch Professional Gym Trainers
  • Optimum health equipment for workout
  • Customized Individual Training
  • Group Classes and Functional Training
  • Understand their client’s fitness goals
  • Safe and Friendly Atmosphere
  • Help to achieve fitness goals
  • Affordable gym membership

After subscribing the 1-year membership of Anytime Fitness, you will be able to access their training or gym centers all around the world. So, you won’t have any excuse to start your fitness journey. For more details you can check their website here

Don’t wait for the next year to make new year’s resolution. This Mother’s Day, take an oath to be fit for yourself. It will be a great way to boost your family to stay fit and follow healthy eating habits. I hope this would help and inspire all the mommy, who crave to transform their bodies and also be the greatest mother that they are.

#AFFitMom  #GymForMoms  #MomsFitnessGoals #FitMothersDay

 

 

 

The power of nurturing creativity in kids

Every child is born with an imagination power. It is the part of adults and parents to nurture their child’s imagination which in-turn will help kids to create new thoughts and things. Firstly imagining about something and then creating the new thing is how a kid learns. Creativity is the key to new inventions.

Creativity in kidsNowadays in almost all pre-schools and schools you will find kids given time for art and craft work. But what if parents at home don’t put efforts to expand the creativity power of the kids, they won’t be that active in school then. Creativity gives great opportunities for learning and also helps in overall development of your kid. Making your kid indulge in creativity you will find a higher level of smartness, activeness and intelligence in your kid. When children participate in creative play with vehicles, toys, blocks, waste boxes or cardboards, etc. they gain self-confidence and a feeling of accomplishment that they did a great job of creating and inventing new things on their own.

Presently living in the world of technology and advanced games, it is becoming difficult to divert your kids from the devil electronic gadgets. They hardly go out to play or use their powerful brain for imagination and creativity. I still cherish the memories of my childhood days where I used to spend my spare time in solving puzzles, making utensils from mud, using empty matchboxes to make new showpieces or making crafty things according to the instructions given, etc. But, looking at the kids of today’s generation I feel like they are far from all this. So, thinking about the future of our kids, it’s essential to put efforts in moving our kids towards the right direction.

So, keeping in mind about the benefits of creativity and the fun and joy involved in it for kids, PediaSure has come up with an amazing idea by designing a fun-filled activity inside their boxes.

PediaSure is a nutritional supplement which provides complete and balanced nutrition to a growing kid. It is packed with 37 nutrients that help support a child’s growing height, weight, immunity and brain development and also all essential energy requirements. But what is even more amazing is the packing that PediaSure is offering now. With its Fun and Learn DIY activity box, it is a great way of building that creativity spark in your child.

Since we know if the root of the tree is strong, the tree will definitely grow strong and healthy. Likewise, if the seed of creativity is sown in your child right from childhood they will be great innovators in the future.

Kairali Ayurvedic : healing through old traditions but with new innovative products  

How kairali Ayurvedic products and therapies are inspired by Ayurveda.

Life is 1% what happens to you and 99% how you respond to it” is a famous saying and this is what Ayurveda believes. The word Ayurveda means ‘Life-Knowledge’. Ayurveda is said to be the ancient theory through which the Ayurvedic medicines where made by our ancestors. If you are staying with your Grand Parents especially Grand Mother you must be aware of Ayurveda and its benefits. When you or your Parents fall sick, the first thing Grand Mother will suggest is the Ayurvedic remedy because she is aware of its benefits and knows it really well that though Ayurvedic treatment might take some time in providing relief but it cures your illness permanently whether it is constipation, cough cold, fever or any other normal illness. Even today for illness of such types I myself prefer Ayurveda. So I think when our Ancestors can trust Ayurveda then why not we as today’s generation can have same trust on it…?. The great thing about Ayurveda and Ayurvedic medicines is: it always gives side benefits and no side effects.

History of Ayurveda

Ayurveda is 5000 year old and one of the oldest forms of medicine originated from India. Ayurvedic medicine focuses on wellness and health by blending the body, mind and spirit. Its main motive is to promote good health, not fight disease. There are many health benefits of Ayurveda which helps cures your illness without spending enough money. An Ayurvedic Treatment mainly focuses on the daily routine of human being like the amount of healthy food you eat, the execise or yoga, pranayam you do, at what time you sleep and gets up, etc. But today’s generation who are busy with the hush and bush of life hardly pay attention to such terms and completely neglects it thus living an unhealthy and stress life. They hardly have time for Ayurvedic treatments and to follow its remedial procedures, they want quick relief for whatever they are suffering from whether it is cough-cold, fever or headache etc. But this is not good for present generation as well as for the future one. I am not saying being in 21st century depend completely on Ayurveda but should not neglect it fully.

Kairali Ayurvedic – pioneer in traditional therapies

Today I am going to discuss about one of the famous Ayurveda brand known as “Kairali Ayurvedic ”. Kairali group was established by two renowned physicians namely late Dr.Sankunny Vaidiar and Dr. K.S Vasudevan by researching on Ayurveda. After enough research and preaching of Ayurveda, they have expertise in this field and made diverse range of Ayurvedic products which are available worldwide. Kairali Ayurvedic Group have won million of hearts worldwide for its excellence. Kairali Ayurveda has several Ayurveda centres namely, Ayurveda Spa, Ayurveda Treatment Centres, etc.

Right from its origin Kairali has grown well with years, it has been expertise in several Ayurvedic medicines and Herbal Treatments. It provides the Ayurvedic medicines under the guidance of Ayurvedic Doctors or other Health professionals.

Kairali Ayurvedic healing village

Under Kairali group they have established Ayurvedic Healing Village, which is basically a type of resort. It provides a complete range of traditional treatment to its clients. It helps the clients to solve their health problems by the guidance of world class Ayurveda team. Kairali also offers other personalized health-related treatments such as Arthritis, Migraine, Stress Relief, Weight Loss and Beauty Treatment, etc.

Kairali has served very well with all its Ayurvedic Products and services. It has motivated the people today’s generation and generated the awareness regarding the benefits of Ayurveda. It has continued its advancement by establishing several Ayurvedic practices worldwide including educators, doctors, therapists, retreat providers etc, thus providing top class and best services to its clients.

Kairali products and services

Recently I had a chance to experience the kairali Ayurvedic center at chembur (Mumbai). They have experienced doctor who after consultation suggest good therapy for patient or normal people like us who just want a relaxing spa after tiring day. The center is made with traditional serene environment and have 4 therapy rooms with attached bathrooms. The staff is well experienced and they keep on asking if the massage is good enough or pressure applied is good for your tissues. The ambience at the entrance is so appealing and rooms are well maintained. Kairali Ayurvedic center

Kairali’s has varieties of spa and relaxing massage therapy. What I learnt from doctor in center is that kairali has massages for every particular part of body with different oils and techniques used every time. I tried my hands on Abhingyam.

Kairali Ayurvedic centerIt is a full body massage, starting from head to back and then for a whole body. The procedure involves two masseuser giving pressure at equal speed and same direction. Following with steam in traditional steam box and bodyand hair wash with kairali’ special Pea powder, which removes oil immediately after application. This whole procedure makes my skin felt so shiny and felt so relaxing too. Abhyangam has been found very effective for removing stress and strain, improving eyesight, immunity, longevity, sound sleep, rheumatism, vitality and provides with a glowing skin. This massage also improves the immunity, rejuvenates and maintains the physique. 

Other than this they also have :

1) Shirodhara

2)UDWARTHANAM

3)NAVARA GLOW FACIAL

For more information please visit their website here

Kairali products in my closet.

  • Kaircin – fortified with Crocus Sativus, Kairali’s leading skin oil nourishes and removes imperfections in the skin due to its anti-oxidant properties; it also gives a natural glow to the skin. I am using this product from last month and found my skin glowing too. 
  • Kairkare Plus – Medicated oil providing instant relief from aches and pains;

Kairali’s Ayurvedic  Powders :

Are you summer ready !!!

Mumbai and summer seem to be synonyms to me now. Every Mumbaikar would relate with me when I say summers are like bread toasts on pan. It’s mid-May and we are struggling to beat the heat. Being a microbiologist, I know that summers are best temperature for microorganisms to grow fast and hence we tend to fall sick more. I am going through the same phase right now, because eating outside made me sick but as an adult, we can handle the situation. But what about our kids? Are they ready for summer? Have you made plans on how to make summer friendly for children? Are you making  amazing summer drink for kids.
I am sure you must have made all possible arrangements to make this summer cooler but with so many activities to distract them, food is never their priority. And since they aren’t receiving enough nutrition, they become more prone to diseases.

pediasure cookies and cream
Lara and mahesh bhupathi unveiling pediasure

Make your kids summer ready with Pediasure cookies and cream flavor- An amazing summer drink for kids

Recently I came across Pediasure which has launched a new cookies and cream flavored powder for kids. My daughter doesn’t like drinking plain milk and hence I always make sure that I add something which is healthy and tasty to drink. Pediasure comes as a saviour to me as it contains 37 nutrients which help support height & gain weight, and boosts immunity & brain development. The newly launched flavor is the best since kids love cream cookies so much!

The event was an eye-opener as the esteemed panel comprising doctors, nutritionist and celebrity couple Lara and Mahesh Bhupathi, discussed how summer growth if one of the most important time in a kids life. It is their #TimeToGrow.

Insights from Event

Us mommies also got to taste the new flavor made by chef kichaa aka Nihal, and it was such a treat for us adults I cannot wait to see how my kid will react to it! As a mother, I am super happy as I have now made my kid summer ready. Now I can send my angel for all summer camps with a bottle of Pediasure. I suggested to my friends to make kids summer ready by boosting their immunity, growth and development with such health drinks. Pediasure is a complete nutrition cup for your kid. Pediasure Cookies and Cream is truly an amazing summer drink for kids.Being a mother I know kids get bored of same flavor too so make sure you give Pediasure cookies and cream in different ways. Take it as a parenting hack from me and I know you and they will love it. For instance, you can make banana smoothie with Pediasure Cookies and Cream which is an amazing summer drink for kids one day.

Ingredients  for Banana and Pediasure shake

Banana mashed 1 piece🍌

Condensed milk 2 tbps

1tbsp PediaSure cookies and cream flavor powder.

1 glass milk

Honey 🍯

Ice

Method

Take a jar, put all ingredients and churn it to give a nice smoothie texture and serve to your kids.

amazing summer drink for kids
image source :pediasure

 

2)You can also try making a moose with whipped cream using PediaSure cookies and cream to make another amazing summer drink for kids.

Ingredients for pediasure moose

Whipped cream

Powdered sugar

2 tbsp of Pediasure’s Cookies and Cream flavor

One cup of plain vanilla icecream

Method :

Take double ice bowl 🍚 and stir all the ingredients to give a fluffy mixture and serve it small shot glasses and serve with lot of fruits.

amazing summer drink for kids
image source :pediasure

Or You may also like to make a spread and give it to your kids with oats bread, or make healthy ice candy of same banana shake.

If your kid is a fussy eater, these hacks can ensure your kid is getting proper nourishment.
I hope my tips and tricks will help to keep your kid summer ready and you can make many recipes using  Pediasure Cookies and Cream to make  amazing summer drink for kids.

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