SHOW NOTES: Episode 56
Dr. Kayla Borchers is here to share more about the importance of proactive pelvic floor therapy, movement as a mom, and having a personalized plan to support your body through pregnancy and postpartum. Dr. Kayla is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, Pre/Postnatal Corrective Exercise Specialist, Certified Yoga Teacher and most importantly mom of 2 with another baby on the way!
We discussed the mindset piece of postpartum recovery.
It can be challenging finding time to exercise as a mom and Dr. Kayla shared advice on how to adapt workouts to fit the demands of motherhood. There is no right or wrong way to exercise as a mom, and it’s okay to ask for help or find alternative ways to incorporate workouts into your daily life.
Dr. Kayla suggests focusing on three key areas: strength, mobility, and cardio. She recommends aiming for 2 to 3 days of cardio workouts, such as jogging, power walks, or using a Peloton bike, for 20 to 30 minutes each session. Strength training is also important, with 2 to 3 days dedicated to lower body, upper body, and full-body exercises. Adding in mobility exercises like yoga or stretching for 5 to 10 minutes a few times a week is so important too.
We talked about the idea that exercise and movement are not limited to going to the gym or lifting weights.
Gentle activities like going for a walk or spending time outside can be beneficial. Adapt your exercise routine based on your current season of life and to ask what your body needs each week.
We discussed the importance of mindset when it comes to exercise. Mentally prepare yourself to roll with the punches and do the best you can, even when things don’t go as planned. Simple exercises like breathwork can help with that.
We also talked about the importance of proactive pelvic floor support during pregnancy and postpartum. Dr. Kayla mentioned that more women are reaching out proactively, starting around 16 to 20 weeks of pregnancy, to avoid common issues and continue feeling good throughout their pregnancy. She shared the need for a personalized plan to support the body through pregnancy and postpartum, focusing on strength and exercise routines.
This was a great conversation with Dr. Kayla and I hope it brought awareness and helped you!
Thank you for listening! I would love to connect with you on Instagram (@loveyourbodywell) and hear what you thought about today’s episode!
IN THIS EPISODE, WE COVER:
- Challenges of finding time to exercise as a mom and advice on adapting workouts
- Focus on strength, mobility, and cardio in exercise routines
- Importance of breaking up workouts into shorter sessions throughout the day
- Mindset and mental preparation for exercise
- Exercise and movement beyond traditional gym workouts
- Different approaches to exercise routines and integrating exercise into daily life
- Importance of proactive pelvic floor support during pregnancy and postpartum
LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
- Connect with Dr. Kayla on her website: drkaylaborchers.com, on Instagram, and check out her free resources!
- Do you need a reset? I created an E-book with YOU in mind! Get the Love Your Body Well The Reset E-Book for $5 HERE!
- Check out last week’s episode here!
- I’d love to connect with you on Instagram: @loveyourbodywell
- Join my email list HERE to stay connected!
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