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Editor’s Letter

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ou might have noticed that ‘Lush Life’ magazine has a new name. I felt that the magazine needed a bit of a revamp and decided to start with a new name, something a bit more feminine and gives the magazine more of a personality. So it gives me great pleasure to introduce you to Anne Louise magazine, THE fabulous FREE woman’s glossy. I hope you continue to enjoy the magazine as much as the previous version. In this issue we are very lucky to feature an interview with Kylie and the chance to win her latest album, Aphrodite. We discover the latest celebrity craze, Minx nails, an amazing new way to add style to your fingertips. Get cooking at the weekend and make the vegetarian yummy black cherry & kirch truffle dessert, you don’t have to be a veggie to enjoy this tasty delight! We have an amazing prize worth over £170 for one lucky reader, a day at the fabulous Grange Spa in Pointon. Find out what September has in store for you with your monthly horoscopes by our new psychic astrologer Jason Caddy. And Tiggy shows off his fancy living room doggie bed, he’s not spoiled at all! Plus lots, lots more........

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Linsey Robinson - Owner

Contact Details

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September CONTENTS tHIS MONTH’S CELEB 20 Kylie Minogue We catch up with Kylie and

producer Stuart Price to talk about her album Aphrodite

FASHION & Beauty 05 Enhance Launch Party See the new salon 09

and find out about the launch party

Beauty Review Putting beauty products to the test

10 Minx Find out about the lastest celeb craze 28 Adele’s Accessories The latest great accessory finds

34 Personal Trainer Emma McDonald works her magic

LIVING 25 Wedding Advice Creating a wedding on a budget

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Vegetarian Living Black Cherry & Kirsch Truffle Desserts

Tiggys Blog Tiggy shows you his fancy bed! Horoscopes Jason Caddy brings you your horoscopes

Distributors Where you can pick up your FREE copy of Anne Louise Magazine

COMPETITIONS 08 WIN a spa day at the Grange Spa worth over £170!

24 WIN Kylies latest album Aphrodite

Copyright © Anne Louise Magazine 2010 | Anne Louise Magazine is published Monthly. All prices in this publication were correct at the time of going to press. All material is copyright to Anne Louise and may not be reproduced in any form without obtaining prior permission.


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he 12th August was a very special day for EN|HANCE beauty salon in Grantham, it marked the salon going into its 6th year of business plus the expansion and revamp involving extending upstairs to include two extra treatment rooms, one being a double treatment room for friends or couples wishing to have a pampering treatment together. A new waiting room downstairs allows clients to relax and read a magazine (preferably Anne Louise!) or chat with fellow clients. The reception area also incorporates the new nailbar where there is an extensive collection of OPI nail colours and extension and overlays. Clients can also buy a range of products to take home such as Gatineau, Nimue and Crystal Clear. Decorated throughout in the salons branding colours, dark and light purple the new salon is a relaxing and calming atmosphere. EN |HANCE beauty has always prided itself on providing cutting edge technology combined with the benefits of the more traditional massage and beauty treatments. Clients are sure to walk away refreshed and rejuvenated. Anne Davies from the BBC officially opened the salon with a cutting of the ribbon, dressed head to toe in purple Anne commented on how much she loves the salon and feels part of the salon family instead of just a client. Which seems to be a common feeling among EN|HANCE customers. On the night there was a chance to try mini treatments, I had my nails painted purple! Demonstrations of the exciting new Iothermie treatment which will be launched in the salon in October was offered throughout the night. Local singer Dom Brister provided the entertainment during the night and even accepted requests! >

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Lorna and her team have done a wonderful job and have created a relaxing and sophisticated salon which will allow excisting and new clients to fully utilaise Lornas expertise in speciallist treatments such as the ever popular CACI which has become one of the most recognised and trusted treatments endorsed by celebrities. Along with the trusted treatments comes a range of new and exciting ones such as the Lava Shells massage which is an amazing treatment using the natural benefits of heated Tiger Clam Shells to transport you to the warm beaches of the Tropics. Hydrating oils are used during the treatment to moisturise the skin as the warming energy of the shells helps to revitalise and rebalance the body and mind. Relieve the deepest aches and pains, stress and tension with this fabulous new treatment available at EN |HANCE beauty. I have tried this treatment myself and found it to very relaxing and hard to stay awake! I was very excited when Lorna introduced the Crystal Clear Microdermabrasion recently which has an ever growing celebrity following and is one of the most respected brands within the professional beauty industry. Crystal Clear Microdermabrasion System is the perfect treatment as it delivers instant, visible, results. It is suitable for all skin colours and all skin types and can be used to treat a wide range of skin problems on the face, hands and body. Proven to dramatically and visibly improve the texture and appearance of the skin, reducing and smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, producing a smoother, more rejuvenated skin. Perfect for a run up to a special event such as a wedding.

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Mercedes-Benz of Lincoln were kind enough to offer one lucky person the chance to win the SLK class car for a weekend! Proceeds from the tickets was donated to the Macmillan Cancer Support charity and clients was able to redeem them against treatments booked on the night. Goodie bags was also handed out along with raffle tickets to win ÂŁ300 worth of free treatments.


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BEAUTY Review By Lxinsey I test out some beauty products and give you the low down!

MOROCCANOIL £29.85 Beautiful hair, as you may never have thought possible. New to the UK and Ireland, a new hair cosmetic MOROCCANOIL® Treatment, literally changes your hair before your eyes. Leading hairdresser Hideshie Kondo of Stephan Way says, “it is simply amazing to work with, I have never seen anything like it, the look and feel of the hair is so different”. www.moroccanoil.com

This is an amazing product which I use on my hair religiously now as not only does it make your hair shiny, smooth and quicker to dry it has the most amazingly gorgeous smell!

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n March we held a competition to offer 3 lucky readers the chance to win a style party evening at Gerard Hairdressing in Grantham hosted by the lovely Crystal.

We follow Danielle Holley, Charlotte Record and Lauren West as they have fun being shown how to style their hair and get some great styling tips along the way!

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What happened.... Yummy nibbles and drinks were waiting for the girls when they arrived. Crystal went through some different KMS products suitable for the girls different hair types and styles. All three girls were treated to a goodie bag as part of their competition prize which contained a GHD bag, KMS products, a free cut and blow dry with Crystal and 25% off a colour. Next a demo on how to curl with the use of some doll heads where the girls had a try at perfecting their technique. After the girls washed their hair they were taught the correct way of blow drying and straightening their own hair. Finishing off the evening they learnt how to back comb the correct way so hair looks styled instead of a mess! 12 | anne louise september 2010

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I learnt how to straighten and curl my hair properly. Also how to use different products and styles. And I enjoyed the experience because its given me an insight on hairdressing! Says Charlotte

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‘I think a lot of what I do now is, in some way, coloured by the experience I had with illness’ KYLIE MINOGUE and her producer STUART PRICE chat ABOUT HER new ALBUM, APHRODITE Congratulations Kylie, studio album number 11. How does that make you feel? K: It is kind of unbelievable. I thought the tenth album, X, was a benchmark but this one has just been amazing. I wouldn’t care what number you called it. It’s been the most amazing experience. This is your studio Stuart, is this where the album was recorded? S: Essentially we finished the record here but the album was actually recorded over a couple of countries and a few studios; but we used this studio as a kind of base for everything. It was like the home of the record. K: Yeah, this is where everything came together. Is this the spiritual home of the record? K: Yeah… I think it is! S: I think it was important for us to make a record that sounded like it was a moment in

time, that came from the same place, from the same voice, from the same heart. K: The same time capsule S: Yeah - this was the time capsule. Having it all in one spot just gave it the cohesive sound that we wanted from the start. I guess you need that cohesive sound on an album? K: Well for me this was a first, to have an Executive Producer. It was just the best experience, and funnily enough I think it’s the most cohesive album I’ve had since the beginning of my career, back in the PWL days, where by its very nature made it cohesive. There’s a lot to be said for working with different producers and trying different stuff which has worked really well for me in the past but I definitely wanted someone to tie this together as Stuart has done so beautifully ... so that it existed as a real body of work. >

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What was it about this album and this project that made you want to do it differently to before? K: The idea (to do it differently) was at the forefront of my mind on this album because I’d had a little niggle with the previous two albums. But the added reason that all of this came around was because of our dear friend Jake Shears from the Scissor Sisters, who was working in this very studio, as I had started recording my album in various studios around the world. He praised Stuart highly and loves me dearly, and basically pestered me and said “you’ve got to do this, it’ll be so amazing!”, so I’ve got much to thank Jake for. Do you regard this album as a return to the dance floor? Or did you never leave? K: Uh, it’s been described as a return to the dance floor; I don’t think I ever totally left but it is a return to form I’d say. S: Maybe you were in the “chillout room” for a while. K: Maybe. In one room or the other, but now you walk in the door and there it is. Was there any point whilst recording the album when you thought ‘yeah, this is it’? S: A lot of making any record, I think, is about staring into the abyss of nothing - and you just have ideas or you have some songs, and you look at it and you say “what is this?” or “does this mean anything yet?” and then you have a moment where all of a sudden the penny drops and it clicks. We had a session where we’d started writing some stuff for New York, and it’s funny at the start, because there’s a make or break sort of attitude to it, where I think you have to make it work. So there was definitely a significant moment there. We had Barbarella on; the first song we did was about angels; and I think there was a seed of an idea of what the record could become at that point. Then I think it really suggested the direction of the record, and at that point we could start sewing everything together to use as the basis of the album. So it’s like the idea of the doors swinging open at a nightclub and you come in; but you have to create this world with this talk of angels, etc. K: That was the first song we wrote together, we had our notebooks at the ready; yours was a very special one and mine was from the 99cent store! One of the titles was ‘Angel’ and Stuart asked me “have you ever had a song called Angel?” I literally had to think back because one would imagine I had done so, but no, we hadn’t. So that was our first song; in a tiny little studio in New York, very compact. It was nice. What about the tracks themselves, were there an excess number of tracks? And how did you pull them together? K: Hmm yes, there was! Trying to decide which tracks made it needs a highly technical device which you find in studios like this - the whiteboard. 22 | anne louise september 2010

S: There wasn’t really an excess of tracks because we were always conscious to evaluate stuff and say “is this right or is this wrong” K: There reached a turning point where we said “ok no more writing – let’s just focus on what we’ve got” S: There were ‘diamonds in the rough’ and there were things which felt like they should probably never have worked, but we would look at stuff again and say “well that wasn’t really happening last week but let’s try it again and change the style of the song”. Again that was the (advantage of) having everything here. We could open stuff back up and put it on the operating table. K: We had that freedom to bring the song back that we felt like doing that day. Looking For An Angel, Cupid, Aphrodite… Do you think there’s a celestial feel to the album? K: There is something of a celestial feel throughout the album, definitely not on every track but I think we tapped into that, on the first song we did together ‘Looking For An Angel’. Personally, I’m always attracted to those ethereal, starry, universal ideas S: Maybe because you are one! Just throwing it out there .. everyone’s thinking it .. I’m just saying it! K: Thanks! What does that make this place? If I’m a star then you must be in my cosmos. S: Recorded in Heaven. K: Does it get any better than that?! Actually, it was like it was recorded in Heaven. S: A song that was done really early on was Looking For An Angel, it was the first thing we did together - but the two other songs: Aphrodite and Cupid Boy - Aphrodite Kylie did with Nerina Pallot and Cupid Boy was done with Luciano and the Swedish House Mafia. I think it’s a good way of illustrating that, of the songs on the record there’s stuff that Kylie wrote and stuff she wrote with other people. It shows that songs were selected because they fit into the blueprint of the record. Songs would come in or we’d hear something and it would have a resonance with the rest of the record. At that point it’s almost like there’s no way it couldn’t have been on the record. It was as if everyone was there at that time and was part of the same thing. And I think that’s a good example there, Aphrodite, Cupid Boy, Looking For An Angel, all songs written by combinations of different teams but all sharing that unifying idea of the album. Of course Aphrodite went on to be the album title. This is a much lighter album, was that some sort of reaction to the darker times that you had been through? K: I think a lot of what I do now is, in some way, coloured by the experience I had with illness. I guess I was just feeling like expressing joy at this point, I’d written songs more about that period in my life either on or for the last album, so I didn’t feel like going through those again; this was about this moment, this time, and what a happy experience this has been for me.


After speaking about a theme, what’s your relationship with love at the moment? K: Jeez! That’s a massive question! A lot of people question why so many pop songs are about love, why operas are so written, why paintings are painted, why we cry during really silly commercials. Love in all its various forms challenges us all the time and I guess you could say this was a little love affair with this album. I loved coming to work and I loved working with Stuart, I think that feeling comes through on the album. What was the most fun that you had on the record? S: Well what you probably can’t see is that by mine and Kylie’s feet there’s a little six foot square area that was designated the ‘dance zone’ K: You guys are right in it! You feel some kind of movement? S: That was when you knew a song was right, and you knew that it was saying what we wanted to say K: We’d both be listening in our own world and there’d be the point in the song when the hands would go up! Hands up - good reaction. And of course there was the “Dolly Parton Litmus Test” which I’ve got to tell you has travelled, I’ve been asked so much about that. S: It’s worked! K: Shall we tell that little story? S: You should yeah. That came from New York as well. K: It did! The soon to be trademarked and copyrighted “Dolly Parton Litmus Test” is a way of, testing a song’s viability as a song without production. He’d get his acoustic guitar out and we’d sing. S: Well it wasn’t quite singing it was more of a performance. K: True. S: Kylie does the best Dolly Parton impersonation there is on the planet, ever! We figured out that if that worked for any song, and we could see Dolly doing it; then on top of that we could sit down with a guitar and do it like that as well - the song was probably destined for good things. It became, as you say, a sort of litmus test for each song on the record. Subsequently it’s also gone on to be the thing that stays in your head - quite strongly as well! K: It does! S: And destined Kylie to do it at every dinner party she goes to from this point onwards to the end of time. K: Then as a celebration when it was my last day coming in here to wrap up a couple of things, I took it upon myself to get two of the cheapest, gnarliest, gotnothing-to-do-with-a-natural-fibre-at-all outfits - cowboy and cowgirl. One was couriered here earlier in the day with a message - I can’t remember what I wrote - but just reading it you could tell it was in ‘that accent y’all!’ S: It mentioned grits in it somewhere as well. K: It did mention grits. So by the time I got here later in the day, I did a quick change at the entrance and walked in to find my “cowboy” with Kenny Rogers blasting out of the stereo, then I came in and punched out a good old rendition of ‘Yeeeeeha!’ with All The Lowers, in “Dolly Parton Litmus Test” style. S: We got the baked beans on the fire for that one! 24 | anne louise september 2010

K: That was one of our most fun moments. Was this one of the most fun albums you’ve ever made then? K: Yep. Without a doubt!


Budget Tips Wedding planner and designer Zoe Lingard shares her tips on creating a wedding on a budget. www.zoelingard.co.uk “Hi there, my name is Zoë and I’m the managing director of Weddings by Zoë Lingard, a London based wedding planning company. Weddings by Zoë Lingard was born from a passion for beautiful, seamless weddings. Having attended countless celebrations that didn’t quite fulfil their potential and whose bride and groom arrived at the alter stressed out and tired, we knew that a new approach was long overdue. At Weddings by Zoë Lingard, we believe that a wedding should always be personalised and never generic. We believe guests should never be hungry, transitions should always be smooth and evening entertainment so good, guests simply can’t stop dancing. We believe the details really do matter and that above all, guests should leave your wedding feeling like they know you that little bit better.”

Create a Candy Bar

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Instead of buying expensive favours that usually get left behind by guests, use your favour budget to create a Candy Bar. Simply fill glass containers hired from your florist with colour coordinated sweeties (available from all good cash and carries). Add paper bags, two or three scoops and invite guests to help themselves. Not only does this create a fabulous focal point, it also means you can cut back on expensive evening food.

Etsy.com is a fabulous website filled with a vast array of stylish handmade goodies often at unbeatable prices. You’ll find everything from accessorises and stationery to cake toppers and favours.

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Pre-Loved Dress Don’t assume your dress has to be new. Today, there are lots of online stores such as oncewed.com or sellmyweddingdress.co.uk when you can pick up previously worn designer gowns for a fraction of the original price. This way you can get the dress of your dreams for a fraction of the cost.

Reduce your guest numbers Be ruthless with your guest list and keep total numbers down. The biggest expense within most wedding budgets is food and drink and by reducing your headcount you can save significant amounts.

Grow your own flowers Homegrown flowers and plants make great alternatives to traditional floral arrangements. Grow them ahead of time to make sure they look healthy and established for the wedding and pot them up into attractive containers. Not only does this reduce your budget but you’ll also get a great keepsake for after the wedding. When planning your floral arrangements, consider whether you can use each one several times. For example, an alter arrangement can be reused on the top table and later placed somewhere such as a fireplace; making an expensive piece go a long way.

Few more..... Manage your timings so that things start later in the day. This way you can avoid feeding guests twice and there is less time to fill with expensive drinks and canapés. To add a little luxury to some budget friendly invitations, make your own envelope liners. Simply buy a paper rounder (available from most craft stores) and some pretty paper and paste into your envelopes. Look for a venue that can only just accommodate your guest numbers, that way you’re not wasting money paying for space you don’t use.

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Ingredients 350g black cherries, stoned and chopped (canned may be used) 4tbsp kirsch liqueur 1tsp almond essence 200g quality dark chocolate 175g creamed coconut, roughly chopped or grated 100g hard (block) vegetarian margarine 200gvegetarian almond crunch biscuits 50g hazelnuts, roughly chopped

Method

Step one: Lightly oil 8 ramekin dishes with a flavour free oil and line with silicone baking parchment. Step two: Place the fresh or canned cherries in a bowl and pour over the kirsch liqueur and almond essence. Leave to marinate for 2 hours. Step three: Melt the chocolate, creamed coconut and margarine together over a gentle heat. Step four: Roughly crush the almond crunch biscuits and stir into the melted mixture with the hazelnuts. Add the marinated fruit and any remaining liquid. Step five: Pour the mixture into the prepared ramekin dishes and lightly smooth the top. Cover and chill for 2 hours. Step Six: Turn out the desserts and serve on individual plates.

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Š The Vegetarian Society – (recipe created by the Cordon Vert cookery school)

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HOROSCOPES Psychic astrologer Jason Caddy brings you your monthly horoscopes

Aries

Taurus

Gemini

You’ve been happy to let things tick along at work while knowing all along that you’d eventually have to shake things up. This time has come. You have been born under a sign with much potential and this is the month to talk in future tenses and broaden your vision.

Any obstacles you are faced with this month shouldn’t get the better of you as your steely determination kicks in from the get go. Your creativity is also in full flow and you can pretty much rely on it to get you out of any sticky situations that may arise at work.

If simmering family tensions boil over this month, you could be called on to mediate because of your uncanny ability to pour oil on troubled waters. Any discord will eventually give way to a sociable time, where you’ll be in demand for being an all round good egg.

Cancer

Leo

Virgo

Gossip and scandal are in the air and a piece of information may reach your ears concerning someone close to you. Don’t be too quick off the mark to judge or condemn. There’s also a surprise in store on the home front, when a family member relies on your sympathetic ear.

The accent is firmly on finances, as the cosmos encourages you to get this house in order. This is not a time to bury your head in the sand. Come the end of the month, your persuasive powers will ensure that you’re able to win most people round to your way of thinking.

Get ready to be energised by the return of the sun to your sign. This is the time to make plans for the next twelve months and realise ambition. Don’t let wet blankets smother your dreams or thwart your aspirations, as the cosmos is backing you every inch of the way. Take a chance.

Libra

Scorpio

Sagittarius

This is a month where escaping the rigours of reality and the daily humdrum are going to have a magnetic pull on you. By all means indulge a little, but don’t go to town. The big news, however, is the entry of the sun to your sign later on in the month, as this is when the real fun begins.

Friendships naturally wax and wane, but the cosmos is urging you not to neglect people who matter. Why not pick up the phone and arrange to meet an old friend for lunch? The end of the month sees you in a reflective frame of mind, but don’t get bogged down in nostalgia.

If you’re a bit fed up at work, you’ll find the wherewithal to start looking for something a bit more suitable. Your steely determination to succeed is bolstered by this month’s cosmic activity, so you really can’t lose. The final week of the month sees you on fire socially.

Capricorn

Aquarius

Pisces

September brings with it a desire to make your life more fulfilling. Why not start donating a little to charity, begin a night class or, perhaps, just spend a little more time with the special people in your life? Paying attention to detail brings its own rewards at work, where you will naturally excel.

Be prepared for the veil to be lifted on secrets this month. You may discover something about someone that you thought you knew inside out, although this could bring you closer together once the dust has settled. Fortune favours your sign as the month winds down.

Lost your way in love lately? Take time this month to reconnect with your loved one, by simply making more time for them. Single Pisceans are likely to stumble across a lively type who makes a lasting impression. Question is will you let down your guard long enough to show him or her any encouragement?

21 Mar - 21 April

22 June - 23 July

24 Sept - 23 Oct

23 Dec - 20 Jan

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22 April - 21 May

24 July - 23 Aug

24 Oct - 23 Nov

21 Jan - 19 Feb

21 May- 20 June

24 Aug - 23 Sept

23 Nov - 22 Dec

20 Feb - 20 Mar


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Fitness

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Exercise & Pregnancy

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here will be some days throughout your pregnancy when getting out of bed can be a huge effort, so exercise might seem out of the question. But staying fit and active has so many benefits during your pregnancy, labour and the through your postnatal recovery. Whether you were a fitness fanatic before you got pregnant, or more of a couch potato, there are lots of easy ways to exercise safely with a bump.

Top 5 Reasons to stay active

during your pregnancy

Boost your Energy Levels Pregnancy can leave you feeling tired and lethargic, especially in the first and last trimesters. Try and exercise as little and often as possible to help boost your energy levels, such as a brisk walk to work or the shops, a gentle morning swim, or a Pilates or Yoga class specifically for Pregnancy. This will help you to feel healthy and energised and much more able to take on your daily tasks and chores (Boscaglia et al, 2003). Your heart and lungs become stronger as you exercise, so you won’t feel tired as easily. With muscles that are strong and toned, you’ll need less effort to do most things, whether you’re shopping for food or having a busy day in the office.

Prepare for labour

The better shape you’re in, the easier you’ll be able to cope with the birth of your baby. Giving birth is like running a marathon. It requires stamina, determination and focus. Staying active during pregnancy is good preparation for the hard work that lies ahead.

Keeping up a routine of weight-bearing exercise, such as walking or low-impact aerobics, may help shorten your labour and ensure your baby’s birth goes smoothly (RCOG 2006, Hatch et al 1998).

Help eliminate aches and pains Exercise stretches and strengthens the muscles in your ever changing body, which helps you cope better with the aches and pains of pregnancy (Clapp 2002, Artal & Sherman 1999). Flexibility movements such as gentle


stretching may ease neck, shoulder and back pain, walking improves your circulation, and swimming can strengthen your tummy muscles and is a good alternative to walking if you suffer with swollen ankles. Being in the water takes any pressure off your joints making you feel weightless.

Get a good night’s sleep

When you’re pregnant it can be challenge to find a comfortable position to sleep in. Keeping active will help you work off any excess energy, and will hopefully help you relax enough to lull you into a deeper, more restful sleep.

Boost your self-image Although you know it’s for a good cause, watching the scales slowly creep their way up to figures you’ve never seen before can be disheartening. Try to regard this phase in your life as one where you can be proud of your new pregnant shape. Staying active can help you feel better about your changing body (Boscaglia et al 2003). Also the fitter you stay during your pregnancy the easier you will find it to lose weight and tone up when your baby arrives.

ise safely

Top Tips to ensure you exerc

Now we have established the benefits of staying fit and active during your pregnancy we need to ensure that the activities you do are not going to harm you or your baby, please read the following before you embark on your new pregnancy fitness regime : - Talk to your midwife before starting an exercise programme - Stay cool and chose the right clothing to avoid “overheating” - Always warm up - Avoid laying on your back after the first trimester - Avoid overdoing it (don’t “go for the burn” or exercise to exhaustion) - Stop immediately if you feel uncomfortable or are in pain - Drink lots of water before, during, and after exercising - Get up from the floor slowly and carefully - Always cool down - Last but not least, if you are unsure about anything always talk to your GP or midwife and listen to your body. If you are attending the Gym or any Fitness classes always make sure your instructor is aware that you are pregnant, this will allow them to make the correct changes to your workout to ensure it is safe and effective.

Send Emma a question on our Facebook Page facebook.com/annelouisemagazine If you need any more motivation or tips on reaching your fitness goals please visit my website : www.lincolnshirefitness.co.uk or e-mail me at emma@lincolnshirefitness.co.uk and I will be happy to help


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