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It's important to stay healthy when expecting. Learn more about pregnancy fitness by watching this video.
Transcript: Just because you're expecting doesn't mean working out should go out the window. Or does it? In a normal...
Just because you're expecting doesn't mean working out should go out the window. Or does it? In a normal pregnancy, a fitness routine is not only safe-it's encouraged! Working out helps you sleep deeper and feel more energetic during the day. And exercising during your pregnancy makes it easier to bounce back to your pre-baby body after you deliver. If you exercise while you're pregnant, you need to be careful about some things. For example, you need to stay very well hydrated and you should avoid super intense workouts. Some pregnant women worry about their heart rate when they exercise, but most doctors suggest that being aware of your body temperature is more important. Don't let your temperature rise about 103 degrees, as high heat may be linked to birth defects and pre-term labor. It's also wise not to start any new exercise while you're expecting. So, if you're already a great mountain biker, you can keep riding, at least early in your pregnancy. But don't take up the sport while you're pregnant! More than anything, use your common sense and exercise cautiously. This includes getting a doctor's permission to work out and being a bit gentler now that you've got someone else on board for the ride, jog. or swim!More »
Last Modified: 2013-10-02 | Tags »
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