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Exercise

pregnant exercise 250Exercise during pregnancy has proven benefits for healthy women, but many pregnant women fear it will hurt their baby.1 In fact, pregnancy is a good time to engage in a healthy lifestyle, including exercise. For women who have never exercised, walking is a good way to start—but check with your doctor first.

Some changes in your body during pregnancy will mean that you need to modify your exercise routine. For example, hormonal changes loosen your ligaments; changes in your centre of gravity affect your balance and coordination. Let your body be your guide, but it is also important to talk to your doctor or health care professional.

If your doctor has given you the OK to exercise during your pregnancy, it is recommended that you do at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity on most days of the week (moderate-intensity means you should be able to talk normally and not become exhausted too quickly).

You can read more about exercise during pregnancy here: https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/HealthyLiving/pregnancy-and-exercise

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1 http://www.webmd.com/baby/news/20120510/many-pregnant-women-fear-exercise

 

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