Last year the Journal of Women's Health noted that parents are more overweight than their single peers. In fact, the...
Last year the Journal of Women's Health noted that parents are more overweight than their single peers. In fact, the more babies your family adds on the more weight as well. 836412_woman_and_baby_on_the_beach_4.jpgIt was also noted that mamas have a 7% increased risk of obesity for each baby added and dads have a 4% increased risk. There was no conclusive evidence about why this happens but it's theorized that it's due to the lifestyle changes that family life bring. This isn't set in stone though. If you want to avoid the statistics than be pro-active. Start off life with your new baby active. After resting for a couple weeks after your birth get walking. Take nice long walks with your babe. Make exercise fun time for both you and your baby. Take a mama and baby yoga class or dance class. Include active play on your itinerary each day. Take family hikes on the beach or in the woods with the whole family. If you have it in your head to stay active as a normal part of life than the entire family will be more likely to stay fit, healthy, and trim.

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