Postnatal depression is a common mental health condition affecting between 13-20% of mothers following childbirth. Exercise has been proven to reduce the risk of developing postnatal depression by up to 50%. This blog aims to discuss the signs and symptoms of PND and discuss the research around the efficacy of 'mums & babies' supervised group-exercise classes. To finish there are 10 exercises that can be done at home after pregnancy to strengthen your upper body, lower body, pelvic floor and abdominal muscles.
After using the Fitbit and Aria Scale for 12 months, I've made the swap to the Apple Watch. Why do I invest in wearables you might ask? The reason is to understand the user-experience of committing to a wearable which tracks my health and the end goal is to have more sustainable healthy habits and behavioural change. This blog highlights my personal experience with these two devices.