Category Archives: Pregnancy

Baby Arrival Game Plan

My due date is only two months away; let the "nesting" begin.  Nesting is an uncontrollable urge to clean, organize, and tie up loose ends to old projects brought on by a desire to prepare a "nest" for the new baby.  Understandably my unique and seemingly irrational behaviors have been driving my poor husband nuts. As I prepare for my second baby I am reminded how difficult it was to find time to eat, let alone find time to make a

Is it Safe to Exercise While Pregnant?

I've always enjoyed exercising and its benefits to my mind and body.  With the permission of my doctor I continue to enjoy exercising in my last trimester of pregnancy.  My favorite types of exercise include aerobics, yoga, and walking.  The main reason I exercise is to release stress and to maintain muscle tone.  Added benefits of exercising while pregnant include:
  • Boosts energy level and improves mood.
  • Improves posture and circulation which helps reduce backaches, constipation, bloating, and swelling.
  • Promotes muscle tone, strength, and

Nutrition Know How – Making Your Life Easier

Nutrition Know How is an educational blog, developed by UNL-Extension food and nutrition staff in Douglas/Sarpy County, with relevant and practical food and nutrition articles posted in reverse-chronological order. We find blogging a creative way to reach people with the great scientific knowledge and resources we have regarding eating and making it practical. Our goal is to help people find ways to eat healthy on a daily basis in an informal and personal way. We enjoy providing specific tips for individuals to improve