Sport Psychologist, fitness trainer, mum of 2 and founder & CEO of Baby2Body
Melinda Nicci is the founder and CEO of Baby2Body: the personalized health and wellbeing coaching programme for pregnant women and new mothers. Baby2Body coaches women on fitness, wellbeing, nutrition, and beauty at this unique time in their lives – helping them live better, and have healthier babies. Melinda is a Sport Psychologist, fitness trainer, mum of two, and passionate about the intersection of health, psychology, and technology. Previous roles include Senior Director in Global Group Innovation for consumer healthcare at Philips, serving as an advisor for companies developing innovative health-tech solutions, consulting on investments for a VC, and as a visiting tutor at London Business School. Melinda is also on the health-tech working group of Tech London Advocates and founded the TLA Health Tech Start-up Competition. Melinda co-authored a best-selling book on pregnancy for DK publishers, launched a successful wellbeing and fitness DVD, and is an advisor and contributor for several lifestyle publications. She regularly speaks at conferences and events as an advocate for female entrepreneurs in technology and mentors up-and-coming entrepreneurs and startup founders. Melinda is passionate about travel, art, and photography and spends her free time painting in oils and exercising outdoors – when the London weather permits!
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The battle for body confidence is very real for new mamas too. We promise you, you're not alone and these feelings don't have to last forever. Sometimes, we just need a bit of encouragement to help recharge our confidence -- or at least give it a little lift.
So, what is Intermittent Fasting? In broad terms, it's exactly what it sounds like: an eating pattern that cycles between periods of fasting and eating. It's not so much about what you eat or eliminating certain types of foods, it's all about when you eat and giving your body time to reset its systems.
Raise your hand if you've been here before: your workout clothes are neatly folded in your gym bag, you've remembered to pack your sneakers, socks and a hair tie, and you've blocked off your schedule for a session at the gym - but you don't actually make it there. Yeah, I've been there too from time to time.
The best part about these exercise choices is that they are designed to make you feel better by the time you get to the end of it. When exercise makes you feel good it's the best positive reinforcement for sticking with it and maintaining your motivation. So, here they are!
I'll be honest in saying that I am a fitness fanatic at heart, and I feel my absolute best after the end of a good workout. However, in trying to be my healthiest self, I make sure to focus on all areas of my lifestyle. Everything we experience is interconnected
13/09/2016 09:49 BST
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