Pregnancy: The Safe Workout
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Can you stick to your regular workout routine during pregnancy? Watch this video on safe pregnancy exercises to find out what's safe and what's not.
Transcript: So, you've made the commitment to continue (or start!) exercising while expecting. Here, the safest activities...
So, you've made the commitment to continue (or start!) exercising while expecting. Here, the safest activities for you-and your infant. Some of the best workouts while you're pregnant are also the simplest: brisk walking and light jogging. of these activities give you the benefits of exercise with little risk of endangering your baby by over-heating or dehydrating yourself. Many women also enjoy swimming while pregnant, another great way to stay safely in shape. Since chlorine has not been shown to pose risks to an unborn infant, it's ok for swimmers-turned-mommies to keep paddling at the pool. If you prefer a workout that's less cardiovascular in nature, most doctors agree that Pilates and yoga are great prenatal activities. Other safe activities include snorkeling in shallow water, bowling and using a stationary bike or stair stepper. Of course, some women with high risk pregnancies should avoid exercise altogether during their expectant 9-months. For this reason, it's important to talk to your doctor about your planned regimen before you start it.More »
Last Modified: 2013-04-11 | Tags »
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While exercising is important throughout your pregnancy, there comes a point when you need to switch up your routine to something less rigorous. Find out which unsafe workouts you shouldn't do while trying to stay fit in this video.
Transcript: Exercising while you're pregnant is great for you and your baby-to-be-but there are exceptions to every...
Exercising while you're pregnant is great for you and your baby-to-be-but there are exceptions to every rule! After your first trimester, It's important to understand that the only thing that sits between your baby and external forces is a thin layer of tissue. For this reason, you need to avoid any contact sports that might cause someone (or something) to run into your abdomen. So basketball, rugby, and soccer are all out. Similarly, horseback riding and skiing are no-nos, as you don't want to risk a fall. Scuba diving is another definite no-no during pregnancy, as too much water pressure puts your baby at risk for decompression sickness. In addition, certain sports may be safe for women who are already experienced in them, but are definitely not OK to begin during pregnancy. These include mountain biking, roller blading, tennis, and fast running. Newbies to exercise should leave these potentially dangerous sports to the pregnant pros and engage in safer forms of exercise, like brisk walking or yoga. And remember, no matter what your routine, check with your doctor before exercising!More »
Last Modified: 2013-04-11 | Tags »
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