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Exercise Guidelines during Pregnancy

Running during Pregnancy

Running during Pregnancy

All women must gain weight during pregnancy. Fetal growth and maternal health are reliant on this weight gain. It must be noted that weight gain is closely linked to the infant’s birth-weight and this often a strong indicator of the health and development of the child.

The modern woman is exercising during pregnancy and this activity has proven to be beneficial and especially if certain guidelines are attained.

What is provided below is a general guideline and changes according to each individual, if you unsure about yourself, please do consult your doctor to keep matters in the safety zone.

Exercise Guidelines during Pregnancy

  • Limit your activity to 15 minutes or less
  • Stop exercising if you feel that you overheating
  • Drink plenty of fluids before, during and after exercise
  • Do avoid hot and humid weather when choosing your ideal time to exercise
  • Discontinue exercise at the slightest hint of discomfort
  • Do not allow your heart rate to go above 140 bpm and to stay in the safety zone keep the HR closer to 130
  • As well as hydration, do eat to provide extra nutrients for you and the baby

Do keep in mind that a healthy pregnancy is indicative via weight gain and the exercising should at no time achieve weight loss.

Happy pregnancy and exercising

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