Nutrition

Sit ups after birth

Why Aren’t Sit Ups Safe After Birth?

Why Aren’t Sit Ups Safe After Birth? The Fitness Industry, like many other industries, is an ever-changing one.  It’s full of trends. Exercises come in and out of fashion, research is done to prove exercises safe or unsafe, and as Fitness Professionals, we listen and make changes to our program content accordingly. Sit-ups, or any variation of this movement where you go into forward flexion eg when lying on your back, you bring your torso towards your knees to work…

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Diastasis with Sharon Porter Fitness

Getting Into Shape After Child Birth

Getting Into Shape After Child Birth In the early days following childbirth there is a mixture of emotions from tiredness, excitement and joy, plus anxieties of your new role. Many of the changes that occurred during pregnancy take time to revert back to normal following childbirth, so remembering not to put too much pressure on yourself allowing time to get used to your new role of caring for your newborn is important.  It’s not recommended the you return to exercise…

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The Body Zone with Sharon Porter

The Bone Zone

The Bone Zone  The calcium deficiency experienced by older people, which leads to a loss of bone density, is known as osteoporosis. This condition is most common in post menopausal women, and is the cause of thousands of skeletal problems each year. Sometimes fractures can be caused by nothing more violent than a sneeze. Osteoporosis is not a natural part of the ageing processing, but it is often an inevitable product of a sedentary lifestyle. There are a number of…

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Eating For Health

Eating For Health

Eating For Health Eating for health is making sure you are eating a nutritionally sound diet. Here I talk about the 3 macro nutrient carbohydrate, protein and fat. Each macro nutrient is explained below. Adding a few simple changes to your current diet and accepting that this is for long term gains and not just a few weeks. Carbohydrates Used as the body’s main fuel source… Carbs are low in fat, high in fibre and help sustain energy levels throughout…

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