After assessment of insulin and lipids in the bodies

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After assessment of insulin and lipids in the bodies of the subjects after four days, the researchers concluded that becoming more active and engaging in activities such as walking and standing is more beneficial to a person such as an athlete who has just given birth. Many women do not prefer walking as an exercise (Currie, Gray, Shepherd, Styles & McInnes, 2016). For them, the activity is a form of transport, and therefore they feel that it is not an effective tool of exercising. Medical practitioners should try to talk to these women about the same for them to see sense in it. For an athlete who has just given birth and wants to get back to a competition, it is important for them to be keen on their nutrition in addition to exercising. After birth, a woman has to stay up for several nights. This negatively affects their mood, and the body's ability to
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NUTRITION FOR HEALTH AND SPORT 5 metabolize glucose. There is a general reduction of Iron in the body of such a woman because the labor process is very exhausting. Eating food that contains high amounts of iron promotes recovery at a fast rate. Even weeks after the delivery, a woman tends to be hungry because of the breastfeeding process which contributes to add calories to a mother who already has high metabolic demands. Another issue that faces women after birth is weak joints. There is usually a high hormonal activity in the body of a woman during pregnancy, and together with breastfeeding, it causes weakening of the abdominal muscles and therefore increases the risk of an athlete woman getting injured. It is therefore advisable for a woman preparing for competition to include pelvic floor exercises in their daily training during the time of pregnancy and after. Breastfeeding is also closely linked to bone density reduction. After birth, a child needs enough minerals for growth. As a result Calcium from the mothers, the bones is regularly taken away. During this period the athlete should consume around 1000mg of calcium daily while avoiding exercises that can fracture the bones (Ironman, 2015). Some of the products that can provide sufficient calcium include yogurt and kefir. Caring for a baby involves a lot, and sometimes it is hard to find time to train. Therefore, the athletes may find it hard to train or prepare for competition regularly. Thus, they need to utilize any little time they have. As indicated earlier in this paper, walking is the best training exercise for women who are preparing for competition. They should try to walk to grocery stores and other places as opposed to using vehicles.
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