Pregnant doesn't mean be lazy
You might have heard myth's saying you shouldn't exercise when you are pregnant. That is not true, exercise can help you reduce fatigue, depression, and post-pregnancy recovery. Also, easier to fit in those nice slim jeans you had before you were pregnant. Pregnant doesn't mean lazy, you don't want to go run a marathon or jog down City Island, but you can walk and stretch. Here are some tips:
Don't pick up the pace! Maintain your current workout intensity but don't aim to increase the load. If you haven't been working out at all, talk to your doctor about your plans before starting.
Minimize impact. Choose low-impact options, like cycling, swimming, and walking, over jarring moves (like jogging).
Watch your form. During pregnancy your body releases hormones that loosen muscles and joints. Your growing belly also shifts your center of balance, so be especially aware of safety!
Pace it. Keep your heart rate below 140 beats per minute.
Hydrate. Drink lots of fluids before, during, and after exercise.
Stay cool. Avoid outdoor workouts on hot or humid days.
Listen to your body. If you're not feeling up to it, just skip the workout!
Don't take chances. If you experience, pain, contractions, cramping, or bleeding, stop what you are doing immediately and call your doctor. Don't risk it!
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