Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Exercise and Pregnancy

What a great resolution!  OTIS Pregnancy shares a PDF sheet explaining the benefits of exercise in pregnancy. Read here for the full info sheet.
"Exercise can play an important role in health and well being during pregnancy. It has been shown to allow faster weight loss after pregnancy, and improve mood and sleep patterns. Some studies have shown faster labors and less need for induction of labor using drugs or epidurals. Recent preliminary data suggests that exercise may help prevent or treat gestational diabetes.
Exercise can also ease many of the common discomforts of pregnancy such as constipation, backache, fatigue, leg swelling, and varicose veins."

You may also enjoy reading what a personal trainer has to say here (Zandra's fitness blog that addresses the pregnant mom too).  

Get out and walk.  It's cold, but you can bundle up, wear comfortable shoes or boots and the activity will warm you.  Even a quick trip around the block will help lift your spirits and get the blood circulating.  Little ones also enjoy getting out - even in winter.  Just be sure they are dressed warmly. Best Blogger Tips

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