Why moving your body is so important for moms
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075: Why Moving Your Body Is So Important For Moms

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Many women who have recently given birth, ask me about topics such as strengthening and moving your body. I’ve interviewed a number of guests on the podcast who have shared their expertise on body movement.

This week’s guest Christina Whelan has a mission to shift the dialogue around body movement, to encourage you to move your body. This is so that more women will get moving with the purpose of finding the freedom that a healthy body and mind will give them. Christina teaches body awareness using tools including Pilates, the Franklin Method and Eldoa myofascial stretching.

Through her training, she also helps women who are pregnant and/or postpartum to regain core control and to aid recovery.

Christina shares many pearls of wisdom in this episode including:-

  • The importance of encouraging body movement in your little one early on so they get the vibe towards beginning an active life, instead of a sedentary one.
  • Tips to help moms begin their recovery after they’ve given birth and after six weeks has elapsed.
  • Ways to improve your breathing and why it is so important to do this correctly.
  • The ways that Eldoa myofascial stretching helps strengthen your spine.

And much more!

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About Christina Whelan

Christina Whelan

Christina is a 2x best-selling co-author in the You’ve Got This, Mama series.

She juggles motherhood, a managerial role at the family-business, and runs Matters of Movement, a Pilates-based instructional practice and podcast of the same name. During COVID-19, she began a Move Better Feel Better campaign directly supporting women’s mental health.

She lives with her family on their beloved farm and is a lover of nature, bare feet on the ground, and the breeze in her hair.

After graduating from the exercise sciences Master’s program at the University of Toronto, she went on to study Pilates, the Franklin Method®, the Oov ® and ELDOA in an effort to help people find the freedom that a fit and healthy body and mind will provide.

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