Inspirational athlete and mum-to-be Jessica Ennis-Hill appeared on Sky Sports this week, talking about pregnancy, training and her plans for a come back at the 2016 Rio Olympics! Jessica, her husband Andy and their chocolate Labrador Myla are expecting a new addition to their family very soon!
The Olympic Heptathlon champion has kept up her training throughout her pregnancy, though she admits she’s easing it off now that she’s into the later stages – opting for regular gentle swimming, cycling and running sessions. Some women are wary of doing too much exercise during pregnancy, but if like Jessica, you are used to an active lifestyle, carrying on with your regular routine won’t hurt you or your baby. Just as long as you are sensible and listen to your body’s signals, it can actually be incredibly beneficial.
Staying active certainly doesn’t seem to have done Jessica any harm! She looked fantastic on screen, showing off her radiant pregnancy glow in our Black Knot Front Maternity Top, which she accessorised with a chunky statement necklace.
She was there as a judge for Sky Sports’ Living for Sport Awards. Jessica and her fellow sports stars David Beckham, world champion boxer Katie Taylor and Olympic sprinter Darren Campbell are acting as ambassadors for the programme, which is working with schools to encourage teenagers to try new sports. Campbell explains the programme’s aim:
“We’re using sport stars and sport skills to improve the lives of thousands of young people.
Sport helps people think, helps people listen, helps people to speak up and helps people work together. Different sports inspire different people but one thing is true: there’s a sport for everyone and it can change your life.”
This seems like good advice for all of us – not just kids in school!
If you are planning to get active during your pregnancy, make sure you have a few good pairs of maternity leggings. International super model and mum-to-be Doutzen Kroes chose our Bamboo Maternity Leggings for her pre-natal ballet classes – they are made in an ultra soft fabric designed to support your new curves and keep you cool, wicking away sweat. And why not hit the pool for a few laps or a fun aqua-aerobics class in our Black Racer Back Swimsuit!
So don’t be afraid to get outside and get active – a good workout is guaranteed to raise your energy levels and boost your mood!
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