10 GREAT REASONS TO EXERCISE
Carrying a newborn around may sound easy, but even an 8- month-old can tip the scales at 20 pounds - not including the carrier, diaper bag or other accessories.
10 get your body back
A sedentary lifestyle can lead to health problems. Gaining more than the recommended weight during pregnancy — 25 to 35 pounds for women of normal weight — quadruples a mother’s likelihood of obesity one year after giving birth, according to a recent study by a Cornell University nutritionist. Besides making it harder to lose the weight later, women who gain excessive amounts of weight during pregnancy tend to have bigger babies and may be at higher risk for C-sections, gestational diabetes and other complications.