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A diastasis update

April 14, 2014
Diastasis Recti

My posts about diastasis (especially the first one) continue to get crazy traffic everyday because moms everywhere are asking “What is wrong with my tummy, and how do I fix it?” As the traffic rolls in, so do the questions. Most recently everyone has been asking the biggest questions of all: “So did the MuTu […]

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Quinoa with Beets and Goat Cheese

March 31, 2014
Quick Quinoa with Beets and Goat Cheese

Spring Training is over, shorts season is here, and I am not 20 years old anymore. Therefore, it’s time to start working out again. I don’t have much of a plan except to do something every day. Whether it’s a DVD, a jog around the neighborhood or quick circuit in the living room, I am […]

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Made For Moms: Home Workouts

March 5, 2014
How Better Alignment Helps Fix Diastasis Recti

Home workouts are perfect for moms! Contributor Wendy Powell is here to tell you why (and give you some tips to get started).  Before you were a mom, the opportunities to exercise in any way you chose were yours for the taking. Group exercise, solo challenges, running, biking, extreme sports… the streets were yours to […]

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One foot in front of the other

February 28, 2014
One foot in front of the other

I awoke this morning to a gentle whisper.  Not an audible one, but a quiet nudging of the spirit.  My body was asking me, in the nicest way possible, to get moving. See, I haven’t been exercising lately.  As a health professional, that is a bit hard to admit, but there it is. I have […]

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Postpartum Exercise for Real Moms

February 4, 2014
Postpartum Exercise for Real Moms

The following is a guest post by contributor Wendy Powell of MuTu System. What’s different about your life as a mom? Well, let’s see: Your body has changed – it’s emerged from pregnancy and childbirth with stretched bits, wobbly bits, weak bits, achy bits Your energy levels regularly dip – Whether your child is a […]

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How Better Alignment Helps Fix Diastasis Recti

January 7, 2014
How Better Alignment Helps Fix Diastasis Recti

Raise your hand if your body is in perfect alignment.  …Yeah, me neither.  Wendy Powell of MuTu System is here to tell us why proper alignment is important and how to get there. If you’ve ever compared your body in pre-pregnancy pictures to post-baby shots of you looking rounder, softer and ‘still pregnant’, the thought […]

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Eat well to heal your diastasis recti – How good nutrition can help your body to close ‘The Gap’

December 3, 2013
Diastasis Recti Infographic

It’s the first of the month, so Wendy Powell is back!  This time she is sharing nutrition tips that can help us close the gap of diastasis recti.   Healthy, real food has a powerful, positive effect on your body and your mind. Good nutrition blasts fat, reveals muscle. It makes hair shine, skin glow […]

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Getting stronger from the inside out

November 28, 2013
Getting stronger from the inside out. How to check for Diastasis

My son was a little over a year old, and we had just returned home from running errands. As I pulled him out of the car, his foot became caught in the carseat. My body twisted and his body pulled back. Suddenly, pain shot up my back and I cried out. I hobbled into the […]

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5 Exercises to Heal Diastasis

November 1, 2013
5 Exercises to Fix Diastasis Recti from Wendy Powell of MuTu System

It’s the first of the month, so Wendy Powell is back with some fitness tips!  Here she is with 5 exercises to heal diastasis. What exercises will really work to fix a Diastasis? As promised I am giving you 5 of my very favorite exercises for healing, reconnecting and restoring your core. As I explained […]

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2 Diastasis Recti Fixes that WON’T work – and What Will!

October 1, 2013
How NOT to fix a Diastasis (and what will work) from inspiredrd.com

It’s October 1st which means it’s time for Inspired RD contributor Wendy Powell to talk fitness.  Today she’s teaching us more about diastasis.  Take it away, Wendy! First I just want to say Hi and thank-you so much to Alysa for asking me to contribute here, I’m excited to get to know you! 2 Diastasis […]

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