Wendy Powell

Body confidence, exercise + nutrition for mums | Founder of MuTu® System

Entries by Wendy Powell

Diastasis Recti, Your Pelvic Floor and... Your Shoes, What's the Connection?

(1) Comments | Posted March 27, 2014 | 7:59 AM

Diastasis Recti is one of the reasons your abs look and feel so 'lived in' after childbirth. Also known as abdominal separation, or 'The Gap', it is the weakening and stretching of the linea alba connective tissue in the centre-line of the rectus abdominal muscle, giving the muscle the appearance...

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Post-Natal Body Confidence - Is Yours Still Missing?

(0) Comments | Posted November 14, 2013 | 8:38 AM

Post-natal recovery is about more than baby weight. At least it should be. But for some reason, in our society and media, there is much ado about 'losing the baby weight', but precious little awareness of what holistic post-natal recovery really means.

It's good to want our bodies back, but...

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Pelvic Floor Weakness - Signs You Shouldn't Ignore

(0) Comments | Posted October 15, 2013 | 10:32 AM

How many niggly body issues do you put up with every day, either because you haven't got time to deal with them, or because you think 'that's just the way it is' after you have kids or as you get older? Here are some of the common complaints lots of...

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Lack of Libido in Women and How to Revive Your Drive!

(4) Comments | Posted March 26, 2013 | 7:00 PM

Lack of libido in women, especially mums, is common. Many of us come to accept that the occasions on which we 'feel horny' are fewer and further between as we get older. Our sex drive gets put back firmly in its box by tiredness, body hang-ups or the comfy familiarity...

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Six Myths About Nutritional Food - Exploded!

(13) Comments | Posted January 20, 2013 | 6:00 PM

Do you know what nutritional food is? Every day a new 'super food' emerges, promising everlasting youth and good health, while something you thought was 'healthy' is discredited. To help you identify the truth, I'm busting some of the common nutritional food myths:

1. 'Fat makes you fat'

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Fat Loss for Mums: Five Enemies of Your Waistline and How to Crush Them!

(3) Comments | Posted December 4, 2012 | 6:00 PM

"No pain, no gain" is quite misleading when it comes to the goal of fat-busting around your middle. There can be quite a lot of pain, in some instances, with precious little gain...

You could be all but starving yourself, as well as spending hours doing cardio workouts, and still...

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Your Post Baby Body: How Should You Feel and What Can You Do?

(0) Comments | Posted November 7, 2012 | 6:14 AM

There are certain parts of your post baby body that may not look or feel quite the way they used to, whether you're a couple of weeks, a few months or some years 'post-baby'.

When should it all settle down? Will some bits never go back? Is your stomach supposed...

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The Hole In Your Post-Baby Tummy. How To Test For and Fix Diastasis Recti

(0) Comments | Posted October 17, 2012 | 10:00 AM

Diastasis Recti describes the separation of the Rectus Abdominis muscle (your 6-pack!) from the mid-line connective tissue that runs down the centre of your abdomen. It is estimated that a third of first time mothers and around 70% of mothers with 2 or more babies will have some degree of...

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Three Reasons Your Workout Isn't Flattening Your Post-Baby Tummy (and What Will!)

(3) Comments | Posted October 14, 2012 | 7:00 PM

The biggest body issue for many women is the 'mummy tummy' that just won't go away, no matter how many boot camp sessions, crunches and planks they do.

In more than a decade as a pre/postnatal exercise specialist, I have worked with thousands of women to restore their stomach...

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