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Safe Exercise For Pregnancy

7 Prenatal Exercise Classes

Morning sickness? Check. Exhaustion? Check. Aches and pains everywhere? Check. Hitting the gym? No way.

Sound familiar? Finding the motivation to work out during pregnancy can be hard, but the benefits are well worth it. (Check out 33 Reasons to Exercise Now, if you’re not convinced.)

Kickboxing Classes: A Healthy Prenatal Workout?

Are kickboxing classes a safe addition to your prenatal fitness plan? For one woman, the answer is a resounding yes. Related: 33 Reasons to Exercise Now

18 Bazillion Benefits of Exercise During Pregnancy

When your mom was pregnant with you, chances are, she wasn’t pedaling furiously at spin class or doing ball squats. Back then, doctors worried that exercise might harm the growing baby and discouraged pregnant women from breaking a sweat. Now, that’s completely passé. Researchers have realized that prenatal inactivity—not exercise—puts moms-to-be and their babies at risk. “For low-risk pregnancies, prenatal exercise is absolutely safe.

The Workout That Makes Your Baby Smarter

You know that exercising during pregnancy manages your mood, dials down discomfort, and reduces your risk of gestational diabetes. But it might also help your baby’s brain develop faster, according to new findings presented recently in San Diego at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience.

The 10 Essential Steps to a Healthy Pregnancy

1) PLAN AHEAD

“Start getting healthy even before you become pregnant,” advises Siobhan Dolan, M.D., M.P.H., medical adviser to the March of Dimes and professor of obstetrics and gynecology and women’s health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center in New York. (Already pregnant?

A Pilates Workout for the Whole 9 Months

The Perfect Prenatal Circuit Workout

The Simple Way to Keep Your Weight in Check

Struggling to get in a proper prenatal workout? The good news: Moving frequently all day long may be more beneficial for you during pregnancy than a 30-minute trip to the gym during an otherwise sedentary day.

A Safe-for-Pregnancy Treadmill Workout

Treadmill walking and running during pregnancy can be a safe option if you know the best guidelines for prenatal treadmill workouts. We talked to Samantha Barrionuevo, a personal trainer at Miami Total Fitness, to get the treadmill lowdown so that you can have a safe workout session for you and your baby.

Pregnancy-Friendly Treadmill Tips

The last thing you need to do when you’re pregnant is intimidate yourself right out of a fitness routine. Sure, you want to keep yourself and your growing baby as safe as possible during pregnancy. But there’s no need to put your gym membership on “suspend” status while your bun is baking. Barring medical conditions that prevent you from exercising, you can, and should, maintain a prenatal fitness routine for the duration of your pregnancy—as long as your doctor or midwife agrees.

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