Benefit of exercise on postpartum depression

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Benefit of exercise on postpartum depression

Exercise can have a great affect on postpartum depression in two ways. One is if you join one of those great mommy and me exercise classes. You naturally have a support system built in. So there's other moms who are going through the same experiences you are. A body that they don't recognize, sleepless nights, screaming babies. So you have that support system where you don't feel necessarily as the way you thought you would about your baby; everybody's going through the same thing. The other component is the natural release of adrenaline and endorphins when you exercise. And those are things that are going to improve your mood, make you naturally feel happier, and turn over that you're going to feel happy about your body and about your baby.

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Farrah Zweig

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Farrah Zweig is a Personal Trainer who graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Fitness, Nutrition, and Health. Her certifications include National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), CPR,  and AED Specialties include Pre/Post Natal exercise; Functional Training; Fitness and Wellness Coaching for Children, Adolescent and Teen Fitness, Significant Weight Loss.

Outside the gym, Farrah teaches Mommy and Me stroller exercise classes in the park, focusing on helping moms lose their baby weight, while increasing strength in areas affected by pregnancy, childbirth, and mommy-hood. She creates individualized programs combining balance, strength, circuit, and agility as well as core stabilization designed to help moms look and feel great about their bodies.

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