Champion runner Jasmin Paris can safely claim the title of the UK’s fittest parent after breaking the world record for Britain’s toughest race this month, just months after giving birth.
Ms Paris knocked a staggering 12 hours off the record for the Spine Race ultra-marathon, that took place last week, despite having to stop at every checkpoint to express milk for her 14-month-old daughter, Rowan. She wrote on her blog that training for “Britain’s most brutal” race with a newborn “became a juggling act” and that she typically went on 5 a.m. runs before work “whilst my little family were cosy warm in bed”.
For many new parents, finding time to exercise whilst caring for their new arrival is tough, even if they aren’t training for Britain’s toughest race. With this in mind we asked Gail Emms, former Olympic athlete, fitness expert and mother, for advice on keeping fit as a new parent.
Gail will be joined by other world class health and fitness experts at the Telegraph’s New Year New You live journalism event next week. The event will see our experts tackle nutrition, fitness, stress sleep and physical and mental wellness in a series of fascinating panel discussions.
Read on for Gail’s top tips for staying fit and healthy as a new parent.