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Exercise During and After Pregnancy For Healthy New Mothers

Updated on January 9, 2011
Low impact aerobics
Low impact aerobics

Physicians recommend a moderate exercise routine to stay fit for most pregnant women.  Thirty minutes of aerobic exercise everyday can leave you feeling emotionally and physically stronger.  Swimming, dancing or walking burns calories and will keep you from gaining more weight than necessary during your pregnancy.  It can also prevent gestational diabetes.  Building a stronger body and increasing your stamina with exercise, can make your delivery easier and your post-delivery recovery quicker.  When exercise becomes a habit during pregnancy, you are much more likely to stick to it after the baby arrives.  This will aid in losing that pregnancy weight and can prevent postpartum depression.

Workout DVDs

Denise Austin: Fit & Firm Pregnancy
Denise Austin: Fit & Firm Pregnancy

Denise Austin delivers an energy-boosting program that focuses on everyday strength, "perfect pregnancy posture" and reshaping your after-baby body!


Pick an Exercise Routine That You Will Stick With

Approval from you physician is a must before beginning an exercise routine during your pregnancy.  But once you have gotten an okay you should pick something you enjoy so you are more likely to stick with it.  Pick a variety of things to keep it fresh and fun.  If you enjoy swimming and have access to a pool, it can be a great way to keep in shape during your pregnancy and after delivery.  The water supports your weight and adds resistance to your movements.  You can also check with your local gym.  Many of them offer yoga for pregnant women and low impact aerobics classes.  If you don't have access to a pool and don't want to join a gym, walking can be very beneficial as well.  You can do it anywhere, weather permitting and it doesn't cost you anything.  The goal of any routine, no matter what you decide on, is to strengthen your bones and joints and to raise your heartbeat.  However your number one priority is your health and the health of the baby.  Always be aware of how you are feeling during exercising.  Keep your baby safe and avoid injury. 

Swimming during pregnancy
Swimming during pregnancy
Exercise During Pregnacy
Exercise During Pregnacy


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    SEO Expert Kerala 

    7 years ago from KERALA

    thanks lafenty for describing various exercising ideas for pregnant ladies. walking will be so much helpful for pregnant ladies you are right thank you.


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