20 WEEKS TO BLISS
YOUR 20-WEEK GUIDE TO A HAPPIER PREGNANCY
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Fitness: Reverse Fly, 10-20 reps
(Using light dumbbells, soup cans, or no weight at all, go for 20 reps to help open up your chest and lengthen your spine.) Stand in a hinged-over position, keeping your back flat while keeping a light core engagement to support your back and arms and reach down towards the ground. Exhale as you use your middle back muscles to reach your arms out and away from you. (Feel as though you are slightly sticking out your chest.) Inhale to return to start.
Credited: Erica Ziel, Knocked-Up Fitness
Superfood of the Day: Orange Juice (fortified)
Orange juice can be a quick and easy way to receive calcium, Vitamin D, Vitamin C, potassium, and folic acid. Enjoy orange juice plain, in a strawberry and banana smoothie, or as a frozen popsicle.
Yoga: Sitting Side Stretch
You’ll begin to feel your sides pull and tighten as your beautiful little baby grows. This pose lengthens and stretches your sides, opens your hips, and provides relief from the weight you carry around all day. Move slowly into this stretch, and with each deep breath, melt a little further into the pose.
Credited: Elyse Falzone, Awaken Your Soul
Fitness: 30-Minute Walk
Taking a walk out in nature brings a calm, loving energy to your system. You and your baby will feel it. Look at the flowers, smell the air, and feel the breeze. When you awaken your senses, your body comes alive and rejuvenation occurs. Walking for just 30 minutes during your pregnancy will help keep your heart strong and muscles toned.
Beauty: Homemade Scrub
Add warm water to 1/2 cup of oatmeal. Massage surface area of face thoroughly, and rinse once finished.