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Mum with Scoliosis says her posture has improved significantly and her back pain is minimal thanks to The Healthy Mummy

Young mum of 2 shares how the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge has significantly helped improve her scoliosis symptoms.

Mum with Scoliosis says her posture has improved significantly and her back pain minimal thanks to The Healthy Mummy

Angie Shannon, 22, is a mum of 2 children aged 2 and 1.

Angie shares, “I’ve been following The Healthy Mummy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge since the birth of my first child. In that time I’ve lost 3 stones combined, 1.5 stone after my first child in 8 months and 1.5 stone so far after my second child which took me about 6 months while exclusively breastfeeding.

“Using The Healthy Mummy I’ve had numerous health benefits such as increased energy, I very rarely suffer from asthma attacks now, I couldn’t even walk 500m without puffing previously and now I can run without worry. The Healthy Mummy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge also helped to improved my back pain which is caused by scoliosis (a curvature of the spine).

“My posture has improved significantly and my back pain is now minimal and manageable without any pain medication or heat packs.”

“I was diagnosed with asthma as a baby and I’ve suffered serious asthma attacks many many times which saw me admitted to hospital. Since I’ve joined The Healthy Mummy it’s greatly improved my lung function and strength and I now rarely ever suffer shortness of breath, it’s been well over a year since I last had an asthma attack.

“I feel The Healthy Mummy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge has helped with this because of the range of workouts such as low impact which really help to slowly build lung strength again and it’s suitable for anyone’s starting point.

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Angie’s scoliosis diagnosis

Angie shares, “I was diagnosed with scoliosis when I actually suffered an asthma attack and needed an X-ray of my lungs to see the damage. I was about 16 at the time but I’ve suffered back pain since I was a child, I just never had a diagnosis then.

“Scoliosis has affected many aspects of my life like not being able to carry heavy bags or even hold my child for long periods of time without pain.

“Now that I’m not overweight I feel the weight loss has relieved pressure on my spine and The Healthy Mummy exercises have shown me how to hold myself properly and to do exercises correctly which in turn helps me hold my posture better.”

The Healthy Mummy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge app

“I use The Healthy Mummy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge app every day. I absolutely love the convenience of all my meals set for me and I just have to follow it. I love I can log my water, my weight, and measurements and even add progress photos. Without The Healthy Mummy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge app I wouldn’t have improved my health.

The Healthy Mummy Smoothies

“I use a lot of The Healthy Mummy products especially the Healthy Mummy Smoothies. I have a Smoothie every day for breakfast and my favourite recipe would have to be the Iced Mocha Smoothie with added greens. I love adding frozen zucchini chunks and baby spinach to my smoothies for an extra vegetable hit.”

Angie’s favourite Healthy Mummy recipes:

“My favourite Healthy Mummy snack would be Peanut bubble crunch for sure and I also love the Sweet potato fries with yoghurt dipping sauce. It’s a great savoury snack to have while getting vegetables into your day.”

Angie’s top 3 tips:

  • Choose foods you generally enjoy. If you pick things you like it’ll be easier to follow and you won’t feel like you’re missing out.
  • Make drinking water fun! Add fruit to add some flavour or use cold fruit tea drops.
  • Write down in your diary about your day and what you plan to achieve. Tick it off as you go and focus on one day at a time.

Angie’s goals for 2020:

“My 2020 goals are to lose another 1- 2 stone, learn to run 5km and to push myself this year. The Healthy Mummy community has helped me lose 10kg so far with their ongoing support and tips and I am so proud to be a part of this beautiful community.” Join the community HERE.

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Tracy Hardy

Tracy has been a digital content producer for the past 9 years. Mum of two boys, slowly finding her way through the tween and teen years at the same time. Beach lover. Terrible housekeeper. Tea drinker. Wine sipper, who sadly can't eat cheese or ice cream. Life is cruel!