Melissa Paris Fitness

At Home 2nd Trimester Workout

by Melissa Paris

When you enter your second trimester, you feel great. Your energy levels are up, the morning sickness has dissipated, you’re becoming accustomed to your changing body, and you finally are beginning to look and feel pregnant instead of just sick and bloated. Even so, some days, you’re short on time or you just have no desire to leave the comfy confines of the nest you are so strategically building. Here’s a quick, at home workout for, “one of those days” Read more...

Pregnancy Power Smoothie

by Melissa Paris

During your pregnancy, most likely you will hear advice coming from all sides. One piece of advice you can count on is that for your health, as well as that of the baby growing inside you, folate is a vital nutrient. This smoothie can be used as a daily supplement if you struggle to get your daily RDA of this essential vitamin. Many women are simply not taking in enough folate, which is integral in preventing birth defects. Folate is essential for complete health in both mother and baby because; It aids the complete development of red blood cells, supports the nervous system, and prevents neural tube defects in newborns Read more...

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