Kate Ferdinand on Comparison Anxiety and Being Pregnant in A Pandemic

Going for Goal

By Women's Health UK

Kate Ferdinand on Comparison Anxiety and Being Pregnant in A Pandemic

Thursday, 24 September

This week we’re talking blended families; couples workouts and feel-good habits with former reality TV star Kate Ferdinand. Now married to ex-pro footballer Rio Ferdinand, she’s an ultra loving step-mum to his three children, Lorenz, Tate and Tia - who truly won the hearts of many viewers after their documentary Rio and Kate: Becoming a Stepfamily aired on BBC One earlier this year. She’s also one of the many women going through the unique experience of being pregnant in a pandemic - with her little boy due later this year. In this episode she chats to Women's Health editor-in-chief Claire Sanderson about the unlikely ways pregnancy affects you - in body and mind; how she’s adapted her high-intensity workouts to slower, more mindful training and why, since she’s been pregnant, her and Rio have stopped bickering in the gym. She also shares the strategies she uses to avoid falling down an anxiety spiral and why authentic happiness - rather than perfection - is the goal she’s shooting for.

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Kate Ferdinand’s pregnancy fitness routine

Managing mental health while pregnant

Giving birth in a pandemic

Raising a blended family with Rio Ferdinand

How to deal with comparison anxiety on social media

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