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Orange and Gray Stripe Teen Bedding Set

Posted by on May 12, 2015 in General, Kids Room Decor, New Arrivals, Our Designers & Brands | Comments Off on Orange and Gray Stripe Teen Bedding Set

gray-white-orange-4-piece-teen-stripe-twin-bedding-setIt’s spring! And this means it’s time for spring cleaning. Throw out the old and begin with something new – why not an orange and gray stripe teen bedding set for a young person in your home?! The orange and gray stripe bedding set by Sweet Jojo Designs is great for any young male or female. With a splash of color and simplistic design, this bedding set creates a clean and fun feel to any teen’s room.  The orange and gray stripe teen bedding set is available in full/queen size, but you can also get it in a 4 piece twin set, modernize your nursery with the 9 piece crib set or add some spunk to your toddler room with the 5 piece toddler collection.

Start your spring off with a fresh new look for your teen’s bedroom and even bathroom! This orange and gray stripe teen bedding set and all the matching accessories are a great transition into a more mature bedroom. It’s simple design and color scheme make this orange and gray bedding set and matching orange and gray accessories easy to match with other room decor. Throw out those old bedding sets and start your spring off with a new fun and fresh orange and gray bedding set!

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Planning an Exercise Program During Pregnancy

Posted by on Apr 27, 2015 in Fit Pregnancy | Comments Off on Planning an Exercise Program During Pregnancy

Participating in low- to moderate-intensity exercise during pregnancy can offer physical and psychological benefits to a mother and baby. Benefits for the mother can include an easier labor with less complications, as well as an improved mental state and more positive attitude. Mothers that exercise tend to give birth to leaner and more neurologically mature infants when compared to infants born to women that do not partake in regular physical activity during their pregnancy. It’s important that a pregnant woman that is exercising is also eating a healthy and adequate diet. Consult your diet and exercise plan with your doctor before making it a part of your regular routine, just to be safe! Exercising at a low- to moderate-intensity for approximately 30 minutes each day, or most days of the week, is a great way to stay healthy, avoid a higher-than-average weight gain, and a way to positively impact the health of your baby.

When developing an exercise program remember TO DO the following things:

-Drink plenty of water

-Keep heart rate below 140 beats per minute (ask your health care professional where you can obtain a heart rate monitor)

-“Cool down” after exercise sessions so your heart rate can return to normal at a safe rate

When developing an exercise program AVOID the following things:

-Exercising in hot, humid weather

-Becoming overly tired

-Activities that may cause falls due to a rapid change in body position

-Strenuous/endurance activities because these activities may cause lower-than-average birth weights

-Exercising if discomfort occurs

-Deep flexing (for example, deep knee bends), joint extensions (for example, leg stretches), and jumping.

-Exercises that are done while laying down on your back after about the fourth month because these types of exercises can decrease blood flow to the fetus

Stay fit and feel better with exercise during your pregnancy. Share your exercise programs with us! What works? What’s fun? How do/did you feel?

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Yoga for Pregnancy

Posted by on Apr 21, 2015 in Fit Pregnancy, General | Comments Off on Yoga for Pregnancy

Pregnant woman exercising, isolated on whiteYoga is a great way to tone the body and relax. It’s beneficial for people of all ages and can be physically and emotionally positive for any mom-to-be. If you are currently taking yoga classes and are pregnant, be sure to inform your yoga instructor. Depending on how far along you are, they will need to instruct you on the modifications necessary for each pose. There are also specific classes out there for pregnant women that will be easier and less strenuous on the body.

Benefits of yoga during pregnancy can include longer and more restful sleep and decreased stress and anxiety. Yoga promotes increased movement which can improve flexibility, strength, and endurance of muscles, as well as a decrease in lower back pain and even headaches.

I took a friend to my yoga class while she was at the end of her first trimester. It was her first time practicing yoga and she was a bit hesitant. The instructor was easily able to make modifications for her throughout the class. My friend said it was a great way to get exercise without worrying about over-doing it or getting too tired, plus she didn’t get over-heated and got to wear cute and comfy clothes.

Yoga is a great way to get exercise, meet other moms-to-be, and relax.

Practice yoga for a healthier pregnancy. Share your yoga experiences with us!

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