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Easy Pregnancy Workouts -- Even When it's Freezing Out

Is your motivation to work out as low as the temps outdoors? Here's how to stay active during a winter pregnancy.

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The Right (Exercise) Stuff

-Mountain Mama Clouds Rest II Maternity Baselayer Bottoms ($48) keep you warm, dry and comfortable out- doors; the under-the-belly waistband allows you to wear them after pregnancy, too. The Baselayer Maternity Crew Neck ($48) and the Shasta Maternity Fleece Vest ($65) allow for easy layering. mountain-mama.com

-Salomon Exit 2 GTX light waterproof hikers have all the cushion and stability a mom-to-be needs when hitting the trails ($100). surfmountain.com

-Easton Mountain Products Artica Hike Women’s Snowshoes are a cinch to put on and take off, no small feature when you’re reaching down over your growing belly ($144). amazon.com

-Slip the Yaktrax Pro on the bottom of your athletic shoes for better traction and more confidence when you walk or run on packed snow ($30). yaktrax.com/pro

-Easton Mountain Products Hike AL3 Trekking Poles help you maintain your balance when you’re feeling huge and unwieldy ($70). eastonmountainproducts.com

 

4 for the Floor: Try these Workout DVDs

-Mega-Fit Momma This workout combines Pilates and yoga to strengthen your entire body, including your core and pelvic floor, and keep you flexible as your pregnancy progresses. $15, shop.livehappilyeveractive.com

-Shannon Miller Lifestyle Fit Pregnancy A series of full-body prenatal workouts that combine strength training, core and balance work. There’s also a postnatal belly blast section. $20, shannonmillerlifestyle.com

-Patricia Friberg Belly Beautiful Workout Volume 1 This challenging prenatal workout uses balls and bands and focuses on core and upper-body strength; moving quickly from one exercise to another increases the car- diovascular benefits. $20, bellybeautifulworkout.com

-Let’s Dance Together Prenatal Dance Fitness A fun workout combining free-form dance, yoga and breathing to keep you strong, flexible and centered. The labor-prep portion teaches stress-release and mental-focus techniques. $20, letsdancetogether.net

 

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