May 03, 2011
In the not-so-distant past, women were asked to cut down on or even stay away from exercise during pregnancy. These days, we know better. Without doubt it is OK to include fitness activities into your regime while pregnant, as it’ll have a positive impact on your well-being.
Preparation for exercising must start before conceiving. If you are overweight, you should plan to lose extra weight and fat before planning to start a family. Getting pregnant when overweight requires you to consult your doctor.
On the other hand, your inability to lose pregnancy weight for a long time, could lead to a poor body image and several disease risks. When you get pregnant at a normal weight and gain just about the recommended amount, you can get back into shape in a couple of months.
So, don’t listen to old wives tales like “Eat for two”, pamper yourself with food, and don’t lift buckets. Adopt a consistent, moderate intensity physical activity along with a balanced diet.
Most exercises are safe to do during pregnancy, as long as moms-to-be exercise with vigilance and do not overdo it.
Above all, it is imperative to know the signs and symptoms for discontinuing exercise (such as vaginal bleeding and dizziness) and the composition of your diet.
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