on Thursday, Aug. 8. During the hour-long session with a personal trainer, The Client List star lifted weights and performed squats on an inflatable ball. PHOTOS: Jennifer Love Hewitt’s boyfriends, past and present Hewitt dressed her baby bump in a tight gray tank top.
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A gruelling two-hour gym workout every day. An ultra-strict diet: SADIE NICHOLAS explains why she’s an exercise addict at eight months pregnant
People who say I’m putting my needs before my baby’s welfare should focus on the expectant mums I see smoking outside the local maternity unit and those who eat for two (you actually need only an extra 200 calories a day during pregnancy and only then in the final trimester). Research shows overweight women are not only more likely to have babies who go on to be obese adults, but that excess weight gain can trigger diabetes and life-threatening pre-eclampsia, and lead to foetal abnormalities. Dr Jessamy Hibberd, a consultant psychologist who is pregnant with her second child, believes there are several reasons why modern women are increasingly distressed by the way pregnancy changes our bodies. ‘We’re used to being able to control all the elements of our lives and our figures, but during pregnancy we can’t do that,’ she says. ‘Social taboos play a part, too. There’s still this message that pregnancy’s a wonderful thing, yet the truth can be very different. ‘Your hormones are all over the place and you feel out of control, but saying anything negative is seen as a sign you don’t realise how lucky you are.
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Exercise Could Slow Memory Loss Among People At Risk For Alzheimer’s
A study from the University of California, Irvine, showed that short bursts of exercise improved memory consolidation among older people both with and without memory deficits. And another study, conducted on women with mild cognitive impairment, showed that endurance and strength training boost memory , while toning exercises — like stretching — don’t seem to have any effect, The New York Times reported. Related on HuffPost: Loading Slideshow It Sharpens Thinking Earlier this year, Dartmouth researchers added support to mounting evidence about the way that exercise affects learning and mental acuity: it boosts the production of brain derived neurotrophic factor” — or BDNF a protein that is thought to help with mental acuity, learning and memory. It May Alleviate Childhood ADHD Symptoms In the same Dartmouth study, the researchers discovered that, thanks to the BDNF boost, exercise also helped to alleviate ADHD-like symptoms in juvenile rats. Since BDNF is involved in the brain’s development and growth of new cells, the effect was more profound on the younger rats, with their still-developing brains and more rapid cell turnover, compared to adult rats. It Helps You Learn New Tricks Even one exercise session can help you retain physical skills by enhancing what’s commonly known as “muscle memory” or “motor memory,” according to new research published in PlosOne. As the New York Times reported, men who were taught to follow a complicated pattern on a computer and subsequently exercised were better able to remember the pattern in subsequent days than the men who didn’t exercise after the initial squiggle test. It Supports Problem-Solving In one study, mice that exercised by running not only generated new neurons, but those neurons lit up when the mice performed unfamiliar tasks like navigating a new environment.
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