Pregnant Women, Nutrition, Exercise And Stress Avoidance

Women sometimes see pregnancy as a time to eat significant amounts of junk food. However, for the health of mother and baby, it is best to choose healthy, nutritious foods.

Well cooked fish, chicken, turkey and fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains are the best foods to choose. Be careful to avoid raw or under-cooked fish and meat, which could harbor pathogens and parasites.

Some women binge on junk food while pregnant. Poor eating habits, such as excessive sugar consumption, particularly refined sugar, can lead to diabetes, which would impact your health and that of your unborn baby.

Cravings for some foods will occur, such as fried chicken and chocolate, but be careful not to go on constant junk food binges during pregnancy.

Avoid smoking, drugs and alcohol consumption during pregnancy, as they can cause birth defects, miscarriages and still births. None of it is advisable during pregnancy (smoking, illegal narcotics use and excessive drinking regarding alcoholic beverages is not good for anyone’s health).

Avoid stress during pregnancy. When the mother is stressed and experiencing anxiety, the fetus experiences the same, due to increased levels of cortisol in the body. A stressed expectant mother can unintentionally create an environment for her unborn baby to develop “fetal distress.”

Women should also be careful of the pharmaceutical drugs they take during pregnancy, as some can cause birth defects and miscarriages. If you can avoid all pharmaceutical medication during pregnancy, it is best. Talk to your doctor about the risks of each pharmaceutical drug you currently take and the impact it can have on an unborn child.

It is also important to avoid dying or bleaching your hair during pregnancy. Healthcare professionals advise against this practice during pregnancy, as it can be harmful to the baby. Avoid all laser hair removal treatments as well, until you have safely given birth to your baby.

Excessive exercising during pregnancy can also be harmful, especially during a high risk pregnancy. After all, some women are order on bed rest during pregnancy. Exercise should be low impact and moderate. All exercise should also be approved by your licensed physician.

Pre-pregnancy weight is also important. Women who are overweight have greater difficulty conceiving and a higher risk of miscarriage. Get your body as healthy as possible in anticipation of pregnancy.

Aim to have as healthy and a natural pregnancy as possible, avoiding stress, toxins, chronic junk food binges and overly taxing activities. Enjoy your pregnancy as a happy time to nurture human life, bond with your unborn baby and relax. Have a safe and healthy pregnancy.

The Destructive Effects Of Stress On The Health

People underestimate how destructive stress can be on human health. Stress can lead to cancer, strokes, heart attacks and high blood pressure. Worrying never made a problem go away. People must learn to process stress correctly. Stress management can save your life.

Problems and worrying creates stress, which in turn can lead to deadly disease. It is best to be productive, logical and rational when dealing with problems. Keep problems in perspective and know they are solvable. It is not the end of the world. Do not wallow in self-pity and sadness.

Learn to identify the sources of stress in your life and how to avoid them. If you cannot avoid the source of stress, learn to minimize and handle it is a better way that will not damage your health and well-being.

When faced with a stressful situation, train yourself to remain calm and take deep breaths. Think things through soundly and logically. Work to towards solving the problem, enlisting help from others if need be, in the event things become too overwhelming.

Not to mention, many of the things people worry about never happen. Worry is wasted emotions and thinking time that can be used more productively on fruitful and good things.

It is also beneficial to have a hopeful outlook. A positive attitude and thinking good thoughts, rather than imagining the worst, will reduce your stress levels. It also staves off depression.

Eat healthy, nutritious foods, drink a sufficient amount of water and get the proper amount of rest each night (at least 8-hours of sleep per night is recommended by doctors and scientists).

Do not dwell on the negative. Learn to take time out of your day to relax and de-stress. Learn to enjoy the good things in life, such as pleasant walks, meals with family and friends, comedic films and funny television shows, concerts, reading a good book, finding love.

Go outside and get some fresh air. Engage in physical activity for exercise such as dancing, walking, jogging or cycling. Take up a hobby such as painting or drawing, among other things. Do the good things you love.