The first of the
Democracy Workshops hosted jointly
by Crescents of Brisbane, AMARAH and
Islamic Council of Queensland got
off to a flying start at the Islamic
College of Brisbane last night
16 teams, named after
Queensland's electoral districts,
saw through five rounds of questions
on the Australian electoral and
The evening easily
lived up to its billing as "a night
of entertainment, enlightenment and
education" despite the perceived
insipidness of the subject matter.
Quiz master and quiz
composer Mustafa Ally led the
questioning, ably assisted by Mr
Mohammed Yusuf, Ms Nora Amath,
Mr Mohammed Khatree, Ms
Riffat Gurdezi, Mr Omar Issadeen
and Miss Zaheera Casoojee.
the Australian Electoral Commission,
Mr Derek O’Beirne and Ms
Lorraine Donaghey also lent
authority to the proceedings.
The Rankin team was
pipped at the post by a single point
by the Moreton Team leaving the
latter to walk away with the major
prize of the evening - $50 shopping
vouchers for each member of the
The Voter's Challenge
roadshow has set its sights on
travelling to the Muslim communities
of Toowoomba, the Gold Coast,
Mareeba and Rockhampton.
A Current Affair aired a
program during the week entitled "Aussie bin Laden" with the promo:
Australia's most extreme Muslim convert, a man who would see Islam to take
over the Australian way of life. Ibrahim Siddiq-Conlon is urging people to
join his faith in the wake of Osama bin Laden’s demise, and end the typical
endorsed by a number of local Queensland Muslim organizations was sent to
ACA condemning the program:
does not represent the views of the majority
of Muslims in Australia. Even though the
‘ACA team and the channel nine network’ know
this quite well, ACA still chose to
blatantly give this man (who doesn’t
represent any organisation or community) and
his views airtime for controversy and
ratings. This is irresponsible journalism.
A Current Affair
should promote positive and constructive
community spirit. Rather ACA prefer to air
negative and destructive stories such as
this, which create hatred and distrust
towards Muslim people and a negative
stereotype towards Islam and Muslims.
We also draw
your attention to the inappropriateness in
calling Ibrahim Siddiq-Conlon a ‘cleric’. He
himself claims no such qualifications in
Islamic studies (see his website
Your incorrect usage of such a title
indirectly implies that his views might be
legitimate and shared by other contemporary
scholars of Islam.
disapprove of your irresponsible journalism
and denounce the views expressed by Ibrahim
Heights State School is celebrating its colourful diversity with a Harmony
Festival next Saturday the 21st May, starting at 12.00pm and finishing at
Everyone is welcome!
There will be lots of fun activities for the kids and
fantastic food and entertainment for the parents.
Come and support the school, proceeds on the day will go to
our Harmony House Project.
CresCafe, great supporters of Harmony festivities at Runcorn
Heights State school, will be there again in force along with their famous
Looking forward to seeing many familiar faces next Saturday
Ladies Auxiliary Brunch
Report by Shamshad
Last Sunday saw the celebration of the 3rd Annual Mother’s
Day Brunch organised by the Islamic Society of Algester Centre, held at the
Beenleigh Events Centre.
The function was well attended and was a resounding success.
Not only did all the tickets sell out but all who attended were provided
with a variety of delectable foods to satisfy each individual palate.
The dishes ranged from omelettes to sausages, fried potatoes,
dhal, and the well loved and sought after paaya There was also a
variety of accompaniments such as rotis and paratas as well as
an amazing spread of mini muffins, cupcakes and scones.
It was a good day for all who attended. There were lucky draw
prizes and sale of various Islamic ware, perfumes and literature and a range
of Indian delicacies.
It is certainly an event that we should all keep in mind for
next year. What a lovely way to give the mums who attended a day out of the
Jazakallahu Khair and thanks to all who attended, contributed
and assisted in any way, especially all those behind the scenes, who give of
their time tirelessly, to ensure the success of the event.
We look forward to seeing you all again next year, insha'Allah
Some of the questions posed by last week's audience to the
Q&A panel (which included Muslim comedian, Nazeem Hussain and Middle East
counter-terrorism analyst Lydia Khalil) were:
KERI LEE asked: Given that Americans are such cheerleaders of democracy and
justice, why wasn't Osama Bin Laden captured and put to trial in front of
the international community? No doubt he would have been found guilty, but a
trial is a basic human right. So my question to the panel is, do you agree
with Bin Laden's killing, or do you believe that he deserved the right to
BIN LADEN - REACTION
PAIGE BURTON asked: Was the reaction from the American public and media
after the death of Osama Bin Laden hypocritical, in that they have almost
mirrored the reaction from terrorist groups after an act of terrorism?
Groups over which the West has claimed the moral high ground.
BIN LADEN - REACTION
GERALDINE O’LOUGHLIN from WA asked via Web: My 8 year old son asked me,
after watching the news, why people are so happy that they killed bin Laden.
I told him it was a good question and one I couldn't answer. What message
does his murder send to my children?
BIN LADEN – AUSTRALIAN MUSLIM YOUTH
JENNINE ABDUL KHALIK asked: The Attorney-General's department recently
announced $1 million in federal grants to stop the spread of extremism among
Would you say this counter-terrorism grant essentially implies that Muslims,
in their very nature, are more inclined to violence and don't you think
these anti-radical initiatives further generalise, ostracise and vilify
Muslim youth - who, for the most part, don't condone extremism and violence?
BIN LADEN – AUSTRALIA AND ISLAM
JASON FRETWELL asked: The Australian government is obviously doing its best
to capture Islamic extremists who seek to harm us. What is the Islamic
community doing to ensure that your fellow countrymen and women are not hurt
by these people?
Watch the program for the panelists' views:
Inter-Uni Cup 2011 gets off to a flying start!
The much anticipated AMYN Inter-University Cup for 2011 hosted by Australian
Muslim Youth Network (AMYN) got off to a great start today, Saturday 14th
May, here in the heart of Brisbane's South.
Twelve teams gathered to vie for the title of AMYN Inter-Uni Cup Champion,
but only one will survive.
"Alhamdulillah, this year's AMYN Inter-Uni Cup has been blessed by Allah
with excellent weather, enthusiastic teams and an atmosphere of brotherhood
and healthy competition," said Ismail Mohamed, AMYN tournament co-organiser.
"Usually, you find scuffles breaking out in these kind of soccer
tournaments, but what was amazingly different today were heart-warming
gestures of players hugging each other and shaking hands, apologising with
each other and brushing aside differences, realising the brotherhood that
binds us together."
"This is what the AMYN Cup is all about!"
Tough competition in the group stages saw eight teams progressing to the
final knockout round to be held on Sunday.
Several teams have already staked claims on the prize, with a number of new
teams bursting onto the scene.
The finals are scheduled for 1pm, Sunday.
More coverage of the AMYN Cup to come in next week's edition of CCN,
From left (standing) Mrs
Umme Hussain Mannana Khatun, Dr Muhammad Habib Ullah, Dr
Shahjahan Khan, Mrs Anarkali Lutfun Nahar, and (sitting
bride and groom) Naafiya Narjis Ullah and Abdullah Imran
The nikah of Abdullah
son of Dr Shahjahan Khan
and Mrs Anarkali Lutfun
Nahar of Toowoomba and
daughter of Dr Muhammad
Habib Ullah and Mrs
Umme Hussain Mannana Khatun
of Sydney took place in
Carlton, Sydney on Saturday
The wedding reception was
held at the Sapphire
Function Centre, Auburn, NSW
on Sunday 1 May followed by
a walimah lunch on Sunday 8
May at the Toowoomba Indoor
Bowling Association Hall in
Toowoomba where over 300
invited guests were in
The groom, Imran, achieved a
first class honours degree
in Information Technology
from the University of
Queensland, and works as a
Software Engineer at Ikon,
and he is a partner of a
digital signage company Five
Faces in Brisbane.
Naafiya is a communications
The couple will settle in
Brisbane and the families
ask for duas and prayers
Scientists and Scholars
Muslim scientists and scholars have contributed
immensely to human knowledge especially in the
period between 8th and 14th century CE.
their contributions have been largely ignored,
forgotten or have gone un-acknowledged.
week CCN brings you, courtesy of www.ummah.com,
an account of one of the many talented Muslim
scholars in history whose contributions have
left lasting marks in the annals of science,
astronomy, medicine, surgery, engineering and
This week's Muslim scholar, philosopher
and/or thinker is:
THABIT IBN QURRA
Thabit Ibn Qurra Ibn Marwan al-Sabi al-Harrani
was born in the year 836 C.E. at Harran
(present Turkey). As the name indicates
he was basically a member of the Sabian
sect, but the great Muslim mathematician
Muhammad Ibn Musa Ibn Shakir, impressed
by his knowledge of languages, and
realising his potential for a scientific
career, selected him to join the
scientific group at Baghdad that was
being patronised by the Abbasid Caliphs.
There, he studied under the famous Banu
It was in this setting that Thabit
contributed to several branches of
science, notably mathematics, astronomy
and mechanics, in addition to
translating a large number of works from
Greek to Arabic.
Later, he was patronised by the Abbasid
Caliph al-M'utadid. After a long career
of scholarship, Thabit died at Baghdad
in 901 C.E.
Thabit's major contribution lies in
mathematics and astronomy. He was
instrumental in extending the concept of
traditional geometry to geometrical
algebra and proposed several theories
that led to the development of
non-Euclidean geometry, spherical
trigonometry, integral calculus and real
He criticised a number of theorems of
Euclid's elements and proposed important
improvements. He applied arithmetical
terminology to geometrical quantities,
and studied several aspects of conic
sections, notably those of parabola and
ellipse. A number of his computations
aimed at determining the surfaces and
volumes of different types of bodies and
constitute, in fact, the processes of
integral calculus, as developed later.
Pythagoras' Theorem through dissection
In astronomy he was one of the early
reformers of Ptolemic views. He analysed
several. problems related to the
movements of sun and moon and wrote
treatises on sun-dials.
In the fields of mechanics and physics
he may be recognised as the founder of
statics. He examined conditions of
equilibrium of bodies, beams and levers.
In addition to translating a large
number of books himself, he founded a
school of translation and supervised the
translation of a further large number of
books from Greek to Arabic.
Thabit's writings a large number have
survived, while several are not extant.
Most of the books are on mathematics,
followed by astronomy and medicine. The
books have been written in Arabic but
some are in Syriac.
In the Middle Ages, some of his books
were translated into Latin by Gherard of
Cremona. In recent centuries, a number
of his books have been translated into
European languages and published.
He carried further the work of the Banu
Musa brothers and later his son and
grandson continued in this tradition,
together with the other members of the
His original books as well as his
translations accomplished in the 9th
century exerted a positive influence on
the development of subsequent scientific
In what can only be described as one of the
games of the season, Sunnybank Saints drew 3-3
against Mansfield Red at home. Saints were
looking to bounce back from a dissapointing
defeat the week before but things went awry half
way through the first half.
Mansfield scored a soft goal against the run of
play to take the lead and knock the Saints back
a bit. Mansfield then doubled their lead some
ten minutes later thanks to some sloppy
defending from the Saints. The scored stayed at
2-0 going into the half time break Sunnybank
were determined to bounce back.
The Saints went for it from the start of the
second half and their pressure paid off when
they were awarded a corner. The cross was met by
the head of Ziyaad Hassan who hit the crossbar,
but Mohammed Raja was quickest to the
rebound to head home from 2 yards out. Sunnybank
were having all the possession and Zeyn
Suleman made it count with an early
contender for goal of the season. He cut back in
from his right hand side, and his left foot shot
went over everyone and into the corner. A true
beauty sent the teams level and it looked like
Sunnybank were going to go on win it.
Mansfield had other ideas however and a rare
foray forward resulted in a third goal for the
visitors. Mansfield looked to have the game all
sewn up as the clock ticked away, but Sunnybank
kept on coming. With about 3 minutes to go on
the clock, Sunnybank got forward and a lovely
through ball to Liam allowed the midfield
to get in one on one with the Manfield
goalkeeper, before keeping his cool and slotting
home for Sunnybanks third and equalising goal.
Sunnybank kept pushing for the winning goal, but
were unable to crack Mansfields defence and with
the final whistle the score stayed 3-3. It was a
pulsating game from the first whistle and the
fans who turned out were not dissapointed.
Sunnybank will now turn their attention to
Raceview Purple at Kath Chandler field on 21st
May at 3pm.
the Muslim World with CCN
Dhabi, Queensland announces multi-million
The Abu Dhabi government and Queensland on
Monday announced $60 million (Dh220.8
million) to build 10 CAT 5 multi-purpose
cyclone shelters and multi-purpose
facilities in North Queensland.
The announcement was made by Reem Al Hashemi,
Minister of State, (pictured left)Premier
and Reconstruction Minister of Australia's
Queensland Anna Bligh and Foreign Minister
Bligh said a gift of $30 million from Abu
Dhabi towards building 5 more Category
5-rated multi-purpose cyclone shelters would
be matched by State Government funding.
Reem said Abu Dhabi is pleased to help build
the shelters knowing that they would be
valued assets for decades to come - and not
just as evacuation centres in time of
"Abu Dhabi believes in the strength and
resilience of the people of Queensland. We
are pleased to be able to strengthen the
community and safety infrastructure of
Queensland with this $30M contribution.
"At short notice, the shelters will be able
to safely house thousands of people and
offer valuable community services for the
people of Queensland year round," she said.
Jones and Imam Hasan Al Qazwini on Let It
diet challenge turns Emirati family
The Al Nowais
family competed against eight other families
from Canada, Slovenia, Mexico, Egypt, Japan,
Sweden, India and US. The Al Nowais family
was able to accomplish most of the tasks
assigned to them as part of the challenge.
When the Al Nowais family embarked on their
National Geographic 360º Energy Diet 12
weeks ago, they didn't know just how much it
would impact their lives or open their eyes
to different international environmental
"It's been a fun, stressful 12 weeks. But I
don't regret any of it and I wouldn't change
anything… I've always been interested in the
environment and conservation so when I heard
about the challenge, I approached the
National Geographic Al Arabiya magazine and
10 days later, we were in!" Boudour, a
graphic designer for an Arabic daily
Along with her husband, Mohammad Ali Al
Nowais, an accountant at the Ministry of
Culture, Youth and Community Development,
and her three children, Ali, 6; Hassan, 4;
and Fatima, 2, Boudour began by examining
their home consumption and then seeing what
they could do to offset their initial carbon
"When we began to compile our information, I
was shocked at the level of waste at home,
even though I try to be as eco friendly as
possible. For example, we discovered that
during a typical week we would drink water
from 96 125ml bottles, 48 300ml bottles and
24 1.5 litre bottles. Now, we've shifted to
a water dispenser and our plastic bottle
consumption has dropped greatly," she said.
As part of their challenge, each family was
given a checklist of practices that had to
be completed, which at first glance appeared
daunting for the Emirati family, but they
were able to accomplish most of their tasks.
That caused them to tie with a Mexican
family with 595 points, and both families
will be provided with a special recognition
award by National Geographic for their
"When we first started out, my family and
friends thought I was crazy, especially
since my husband and I have hectic jobs and
one of our children is constantly sick and
so has to be taken to the hospital. But I
was very pleased and humbled when towards
the end of the challenge, a relative told me
how proud she was of our efforts and asked
me to teach her to be eco-friendly!" Boudour
The Al Nowais' participation in the
challenge was coordinated by the National
Geographic. The Emirati family competed
against eight other families from Canada,
Slovenia, Mexico, Egypt, Japan, Sweden,
India and the US. Their efforts were
chronicled in their blog entries, which are
available on http://360energydiet.com/
"This experience has taught us all a lot
about being eco friendly in Abu Dhabi…
hopefully, more people will take up this
practice and make it a lifestyle, especially
Emiratis who aren't usually concerned about
the environment as they are used to
currently living excessive, luxurious
lifestyles. However, that is slowly
changing, and hopefully we can all continue
educating our children about the importance
of conservation, which will cause a positive
change in the future," Boudour said.
waiter says he had to 'switch name' from
Mohamed Kotbi says the Waldorf-Astoria
forced him to wear fake names, like this
name is, um, John? Hector? Or is it Edgar?
And I’ll be your server tonight.
An Arab banquet waiter at the legendary
Waldorf-Astoria hotel says he was forced to
wear different name tags at work to prevent
guests from being frightened by being served
by someone named Mohamed.
Mohamed Kotbi said the first time he was
asked to do so was on Sept. 13, 2001 — two
days after the attacks on the Twin Towers.
Kotbi, who has worked for the hotel since
December 1984, said he was given a name tag
that said, “John.”
“I put it on. I was in shock,” the Muslim
man said. When he later went to complain to
hotel management, he said he was told, “We
don’t want to scare our guests.”
He filed discrimination complaints with the
federal Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission in 2005 and 2009, and was
eventually given a name tag with his last
This past November, however, he was given a
name tag that said, “Edgar.” Kotbi said he
complained and was told by a manager, “It’s
better to be Edgar than Mohamed today.”
Now he is suing the Waldorf for religious
and racial discrimination, charging that
hotel management has created a “hostile work
environment” with the nametag shenanigans
and its failure to stop a group of
co-workers from tormenting him.
The suit says co-workers have repeatedly
called him “terrorist,” “al Qaeda boy,” and
other names. “It’s like I’m guilty, like I
did the attacks on September 11,” the
Moroccan-born man said.
“They won’t do anything to stop this,” said
Kotbi’s lawyer, Jonathan Bell of Bell &
Kilada. He said the taunts weigh on Kotbi
heavily, but he is “a family man” and “can’t
afford to just up and leave.”
The Age of Deception: Nuclear Diplomacy in
For the first time, the Nobel Prize
laureate and "man in the middle" of the planet's most
explosive confrontations speaks out—on his dealings with
America, negotiations with Iran, reform and democracy in
the Middle East, and the prospects for a future free of
For the past two decades, Mohamed
ElBaradei has played a key role in the most high-stakes
conflicts of our time.
Unique in maintaining credibility in the
Arab world and the West alike, ElBaradei has emerged as
a singularly independent, uncompromised voice.
As the director of the UN's International
Atomic Energy Agency, he has contended with the Bush
administration's assault on Iraq, the nuclear
aspirations of North Korea, and the West's standoff with
For their efforts to control nuclear
proliferation, ElBaradei and his agency received the
2005 Nobel Peace Prize.
Now, in a vivid and thoughtful account,
ElBaradei takes us inside the international fray.
Inspector, adviser, and mediator, ElBaradei moves from
Baghdad, where Iraqi officials bleakly predict the
coming war, to behind-the-scenes exchanges with
Condoleezza Rice, to the streets of Pyongyang and the
trail of Pakistani nuclear smugglers.
He dissects the possibility of
rapprochement with Iran while rejecting hard-line
ideologies of every kind, decrying an us-versus-them
approach and insisting on the necessity of relentless
Above all, he illustrates that the
security of nations is tied to the security of
individuals, dependent not only on disarmament but on a
universal commitment to human dignity, democratic
values, and the freedom from want.
Probing and eloquent, The Age of
Deception is an unparalleled account of society's
struggle to come to grips with the uncertainties of our
In an article entitled ElBaradei
suggests war crimes probe of Bush team, Associated
Press Special Correspondent, Charles J. Hanley, wrote:
Former chief U.N. nuclear
inspector Mohamed ElBaradei suggests in a
new memoir that Bush administration
officials should face international criminal
investigation for the "shame of a needless
war" in Iraq.
Freer to speak now than he was as an
international civil servant, the
Nobel-winning Egyptian accuses U.S.A.
leaders of "grotesque distortion" in the
run-up to the 2003 Iraq invasion, when
then-President George W. Bush and his
lieutenants claimed Iraq possessed doomsday
weapons despite contrary evidence collected
by ElBaradei's and other arms inspectors
inside the country.
The Iraq war taught him that "deliberate
deception was not limited to small countries
ruled by ruthless dictators," ElBaradei
writes in "The Age of Deception," being
published Tuesday by Henry Holt and Company.
68-year-old legal scholar, head of the
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
from 1997 to 2009 and recently a rallying
figure in Egypt's revolution, concludes his
321-page account of two decades of "tedious,
wrenching" nuclear diplomacy with a plea for
more of it, particularly in the efforts to
rein in North Korean and Iranian nuclear
"All parties must come to the negotiating
table," writes ElBaradei, who won the Nobel
Peace Prize jointly with the IAEA in 2005.
He repeatedly chides Washington for
reluctant or hardline approaches to
negotiations with Tehran and Pyongyang.
He is harshest in addressing the Bush
administration's 2002-2003 drive for war
with Iraq, when ElBaradei and Hans Blix led
teams of U.N. inspectors looking for signs
Saddam Hussein's government had revived
nuclear, chemical or biological weapons
He tells of an October 2002 meeting he and
Blix had with Secretary of State Colin
Powell, National Security Adviser
Condoleezza Rice and others, at which the
Americans sought to convert the U.N. mission
into a "cover for what would be, in essence,
a United States of America-directed
The U.N. officials resisted, and their teams
went on to conduct some 700 inspections of
scores of potential weapons sites in Iraq,
finding no evidence to support the U.S.A.
claims of weapons of mass destruction.
In his own memoir, published last November,
Bush still insisted it was right to invade
to remove a "homicidal dictator pursuing WMD."
But the ex-president also wrote of a
"sickening feeling" when no arms turned up
after the invasion, and blamed an
"intelligence failure" for the baseless
claim, a reference to a 2002 U.S.A.
intelligence assessment contending WMD were
But that assessment itself offered no
concrete evidence, and Bush and his aides
have never explained why the U.S.A. position
was not changed as on-the-ground U.N.
findings came in before the invasion.
ElBaradei cites examples, including the
conclusion by his inspectors inside Iraq
that certain aluminum tubes were designed
for artillery rockets, not for uranium
enrichment equipment to build nuclear bombs,
as Washington asserted.
The IAEA chief reported this conclusion to
the U.N. Security Council on Jan. 27, 2003,
and yet on the next day Bush - in a
"remarkable" response - delivered a State of
the Union address in which he repeated the
unfounded claim about aluminum tubes,
Similar contradictions of expert findings
occurred with the claim, based on a forgery,
that Iraq had sought uranium from Niger, and
an Iraqi exile's fabrication that "mobile
labs" were producing biological weapons.
"I was aghast at what I was witnessing,"
ElBaradei writes of the official U.S.A.
attitude before the March 2003 invasion,
which he calls "aggression where there was
no imminent threat," a war in which he
accepts estimates that hundreds of thousands
of Iraqi civilians were killed.
In such a case, he suggests, the World Court
should be asked to rule on whether the war
was illegal. And, if so, "should not the
International Criminal Court investigate
whether this constitutes a `war crime' and
determine who is accountable?"
Formidable political and legal barriers
would seem to rule out such an
investigation. But ElBaradei, citing the
war-crimes prosecution of Serbia's Slobodan
Milosevic, sees double standards that should
"Do we, as a community of nations, have the
wisdom and courage to take the corrective
measures needed, to ensure that such a
tragedy will never happen again?" he asks.
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KB SAYS: This is another
Julie Hatia special. With the signs of winter already
upon us what better way to keep warm that a wholesome
bowlful of wickedly creamy soup!
2 cups butternut, peeled and cubed
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
1 cup water
2 teaspoons Aromat
1 cup cubed chicken fillets
1/4 cup pasta (alphabets, stars or rice
1.5 litres boiling water
1 x 125ml
spring onions, to garnish
carrots, peeled, grated
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
1. Cook butternut in ½
cup water until soft. Puree with remaining ½
half cup of water and set aside.
2. Braise green chilli, garlic and cumin in
butter. Add chicken, pepper and aromat and
cook until chicken is tender.
3. Add carrots, butternut and boiling water
and allow the soup to simmer for
approximately 10 mins. Lastly add pasta and
simmer further until pasta is done.
4. Stir in cream and heat through.
5. Garnish with chopped spring onions.
6. Serve hot with croutons.
Q: Salams Kareema, I just recently
gave birth via c section. When is it safe to start
exercising and what's the best way and safest way to
lose the weight, especially the stomach area?
A: Congratulations on the birth of your baby, and
welcome to both an exciting and challenging time in your
Generally you can start exercising six to
eight weeks after a caesarean section. However, you
should talk to your doctor before beginning any type of
Once you've got the 'all clear' from your
doctor, start with short walks daily and as the days go
by, gradually increase the distance you walk.
Always remember to stand tall with your
shoulders pulled back and down towards your spine, and
tummy muscles pulled in gently. This will not
only improve your posture, but help strengthen your
tummy and back muscles.
Avoid being sedentary at all costs! Move
around at home as much as possible and be sure to rest
when baby is napping.
As you set out to flatten your tummy,
keep in mind that there's no such thing as "spot
reduction." The only way to meet your goal is through a
combination of aerobic exercise and toning. Walking,
jogging, swimming, or biking are all great choices (be
sure that you're working at a pace that suits you and
never push yourself too hard). Sit-ups and other
abdominal exercises are important, too, but if you
perform them alone you'll only strengthen the muscles
below the extra fat, and you probably won't see much
Your diet too, is key. Eat healthy for
both you and your baby, rest well and be consistent in
your exercise regime and you'll see results quickly.
Take care and NJOY!
Please note: Because, exercising is a
physically intensive activity you should consult your
medical doctor, physician or general practitioner for
advice before embarking on any exercise regime.
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