Exercise and pregnancy courses

A new study from University of Colorado School of Public Health claims that mothers who exercise late in pregnancy may give birth to babies with a little less body fat.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says healthy pregnant women should aim for 30 minutes of moderate activity, such as brisk walking, most days of the week to help reduce backaches, constipation, bloating, swelling and prevent gestational diabetes.
Activities to avoid include anything that has a high risk of falling, such as gymnastics, water and snow skiing, horseback riding, racquet sports and other contact sports such as hockey, basketball and soccer. Be sure to consume the daily extra calories you need during pregnancy, about 300 calories for most women. We all know how important exercise is, not only as a way to stay in shape, but a way to maintain energy and just feel good about ourselves.
If you are already active and maintain a healthy lifestyle that includes moderate exercise before getting pregnant, you should be able to continue that lifestyle to some degree while you are pregnant.
Keeping active during pregnancy can help you to feel better about yourself, have more energy, and fewer pregnancy related aches and pains. If you want to begin an exercise routine now that you are pregnant, that is a good idea as well. I got a lot of great reader questions last week, and about every third one was on exercise.
But, I've noticed a lot of pregnant women continuing very rigorous exercise (boot-camp-style classes) throughout most of their pregnancy. The concern about exercise comes, at least in large part, from a few studies that show that women who do a lot of physical labor at their jobs have more pregnancy complications (preterm birth, for example) than women who don’t. Better is to look at studies of exercise that are randomized, meaning that half of the women in the study are randomly selected for exercise encouragement. Extra fat at birth could lead to weight problems into childhood and beyond, though the researchers admit long-term health implications are not known yet.

Begin with as little as 5 minutes of exercise a day and add 5 minutes each week until you can stay active for 30 minutes a day. However, once you become pregnant, you might wonder if it is time to give up your exercise routine. Of course, you might need to take longer or more frequent breaks, or modify some exercises as you become farther along in your pregnancy, but for the most part, you should be able to maintain your regular exercise routine. It can help you to keep from gaining excess weight (remember, you have to gain SOME weight, you are growing a baby after all!), and can help to reduce pregnancy complications such as gestational diabetes or gestational hypertension. This includes avoiding positions and exercises that could cause you to lose your balance, like hiking at high altitudes, or water skiing or downhill skiing, since balance is already a little kooky during pregnancy anyway. Clinically proven to dramatically increase your chances of conception and help you get pregnant fast from the very first use.
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But I did look into the issue of intense exercise, just in case I had a sudden burst of energy. However, there is some evidence that exercising really hard during pregnancy could (very temporarily, during the period of exercise) compromise blood flow to the baby.
Some doctors believe that regular exercise during pregnancy can also lead to a quicker, complication-free labor and recovery as well, which is great news. Some great examples of good exercise routines for pregnant women include walking, yoga, pilates, and even swimming if it is not too vigorous.

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They generally consider what happens when you encourage women to do 30 or so minutes of aerobic exercise three to five times a week—basically, about what we are all trying to fit in.
In one study of six Olympic-level athletes, researchers found that when women exercised so hard that they pushed their heart rate to more than 90 percent of their maximum heart rate, there was a decrease in the fetal heart rate below what is considered normal.
This was temporary—when the women stopped the exercise the heart rate returned to normal. After your workout, you should feel energized and refreshed, not like you are going to pass out. If you think you may be coming close to this, by all means get a heart monitor and try it on a few runs. Today we are going to tackle these tough questions and more as we explore prenatal exercise. If you remember these tips and tricks along the way, you should have no problem developing a great exercise routine that will continue throughout your pregnancy.
As always, be sure to ask your doctor if you have any exercise related questions or concerns.

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