5 Healthy Tips for Exercising While Pregnant
By Biblical Homemaking on April 15, 2013
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Editor's Note: I ran in a 5K this weekend -- with two pregnant women. I heard them defend themselves more than once, stating how they had been running for years prior to being pregnant and had received an okay from their doctors. The truth is that being active while you are pregnant is not only okay, it's suggested. Mandy at Biblical Homemaking recently shared some tips on how to exercise while pregnant. You should check them out and get moving. -Jenna
1. Start out slowly.
Whether you're pregnant or not, if you're just starting a routine or changing up your workout, give your body time to adjust to the changes. I tell my weight-lifting classes to expect to be sore for a few weeks when you just start taking classes. The key is to start out slowly so that you can build muscle and endurance over time. Fitness is always built, not bought. It won't come overnight.
Each time I've exercised during pregnancy, I already had a strong routine in place before I became pregnant, so I kept up with my routine until I felt the need to modify with the extra weight out front.
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