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The Essentials for A Good Prenatal Fitness Routine

by Sarah on November 5, 2010

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The benefits of prenatal exercise are amazing. Prenatal fitness can make all the difference in making labor and delivery easier, insuring you and your baby are healthy and making it easier for you to recover your pre-pregnancy body.


When I was pregnant with both my children, my husband (the official family coach) set up a simple exercise routine for me to follow. 


1. Get a little cardio every day – 10-15 minutes is sufficient.


I set my bike up on a special bike stand that turns it into an exercise bike and biked 15-20 minutes a day.  Or my husband and I would go for a walk in the evening.  Walking is a great, low-impact way to get some activity.


Be careful with cardio.  Your heart is working for two and you’re bringing in oxygen for two so you can exercise until you’re breathing a little hard, but don’t go too far where it’s hard to get a breath.


2.  And I also kept up my strength-training.  I did squats and curls.  And I even did push-ups until my belly got in the way.


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