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Exercise And Having A Fit Pregnancy

Aug 17, 2007
For people with active lifestyles, workaholics, or real fitness enthusiasts, you will most definitely want to alter that routine on account of your baby. On the same note, you will want to continue to stay in shape such that, after your pregnancy, you will have an edge to getting back into shape after your baby is brought into this world.

1. What Is A Fit Pregnancy?

Having a fit pregnancy doesn't necessarily mean that you suddenly have to become some kind of exercise fanatic or suddenly stop everything that you enjoy doing. Use your common sense and make small alterations to your lifestyle in order to accommodate zero risk to your baby. For example, if you are an active person who enjoys extreme sports, these are some of the activities that need to be thought about. Speak to your medical provider about which ones of these sports fall nicely into a fit pregnancy program, and seek their advice about whether or not they are suitable during pregnancy, it could be that after the first few weeks, and up until the third trimester, you will be allowed to take part in some of them. That said, bungee jumping or rock climbing in your third trimester should, using common sense, not be allowed whatsoever. A lot of sports with sticks or balls should be avoided as well, because you wouldn't want to get hit or kicked in the stomach.

2. Kick It Up A Notch

On the other side of the coin, if you are very inactive and sluggish, you will want to start to incorporate more exercise into your daily routine - yes, daily! During the first few weeks when you are already exhausted with pregnancy fatigue, this might not be what you want to hear, but if you can even start to introduce some form of low impact exercise into your life you will be more able to build upon this later. You will want to have an exercise regimen set up where you are exercising two to three times per week. Exercise will give you more energy, and it will help you to feel better. It may seem really hard at first, but once you get going you start wondering why you never started before! Be sure to talk to your doctor before starting an exercise routine if you don't have one yet. They'll let you know if it's safe for you to start one during your pregnancy.

3. Ideal Examples Of Low- Impact Exercises -

- Yoga
- Pilates
- Swimming
- Aqua- aerobics
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