Pippa Middleton: nutrition and fitness during pregnancy

Pippa Middleton: nutrition and fitness during pregnancy

24.05.2022 0 By admin

Pippa Middleton nutrition and fitness during pregnancy

Pippa Middleton is expecting her first child, but even during pregnancy, the girl is not going to give up healthy habits and sports!

We have already talked about Pippa’s fitness tips for the 1st trimester of pregnancy, published in the British edition of Waitrose.

Now, sister Kate Middleton has shared her fitness tips for working out in mid-pregnancy.

Pippa Middleton plays tennis while pregnant © @mark_harrison_photography

“I have been a fan of tennis since childhood, both as a player and as a spectator. And I continue to play carefully throughout my pregnancy, ”Pippa wrote in the article.

According to sister Kate Middleton, moderate-intensity sports have a positive effect on the body of the expectant mother. They improve placental growth, promote weight control, strengthen blood vessels, strength and endurance, and reduce the risk of gestational diabetes.

For the last two trimesters, I have been playing regularly – mostly in pairs, since such a game involves less movement and intensity. I didn’t put 100% power into every shot, I just enjoyed the release of energy in the game, the work in pairs and the sensations in my body. Even 20 minutes of such a game literally works wonders! This is a great workout for the whole body, including the heart. The main thing is to feel comfortable and not to overexert yourself.

Pippa Middleton doing fitness during pregnancy © @mark_harrison_photography

“As I plan on continuing to play for the next few months, I have been advised to keep my feet on the ground during punches to maintain pelvic balance, avoid sharp turns and fast movements, especially as my due date approaches. Precautions for pregnant women are the same for most sports: the main thing is not to overheat and drink more to avoid dehydration.

Fitness during pregnancy. Expert advice

Fitness with Pippa Middleton in the second trimester © @Waitrose

Professor Greg White , Pippa’s colleague at Waitrose, commented on Middleton’s column and also gave some advice to expectant mothers who continue to exercise in the second trimester of pregnancy.

  1. Avoid any new sports!
  2. All exercises should be of moderate intensity or very simple.
  3. Avoid exercising in the supine position.
  4. Pay close attention to exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor. Avoid those that focus entirely on the abdomen. And without active squats!
  5. During pregnancy, you will feel different every day, so be sure to adapt your physical activities, focusing on how you feel.
  6. Listen to your body and stop immediately if you experience any problems or discomfort. Be sure to consult your doctor, midwife or trainer before and during classes!

Nutrition during pregnancy

Pippa Middleton nutrition during pregnancy © @ people.com / greatbritishfoodmagazine.com

Sports nutritionist Anita Bean states that during weeks 13–28, the key to expectant mothers’ nutrition is to eat more iron- rich foods.

A person who exercises regularly is at greater risk of iron deficiency. Aerobic exercise increases the number of oxygenated red blood cells the body produces, which in turn increases iron requirements. Doctors estimate that 30% of female athletes have an iron deficiency in their blood.

During pregnancy, a woman’s body works “for two”, so the risk of anemia increases even more. Early signs of this syndrome include fatigue, paleness, slight dizziness, and rapid breathing during exercise. The child takes all the necessary substances from the mother’s body, but when her iron supply is depleted, the woman may develop iron deficiency anemia. This can lead to premature birth or underweight in the baby.

During pregnancy and sports, it is especially recommended to include foods rich in iron in the diet. These include red meat, whole grains, quinoa, nuts, seeds, chickpeas, lentils, spinach, and watercress. It is worth noting that iron from plant foods is absorbed worse than from meat, so you should eat foods rich in vitamin C (fruits and vegetables) in combination with it.

Be sure to get regular blood tests to monitor your hemoglobin, and talk to your doctor about medications or supplements if needed.”

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Source: Waitrose