Thank you so much for the information it was very helpful. Maria
2/7/12 10:18 A
The key for keeping your prenatal exercise safe is staying within an intensity that feels challenging, but not so hard that you're out of breath (a good test is you should be able to carry on a coversation without gasping). You should be able to work your way back into jogging at this point in your pregnancy, but do give your body time to adapt to increased exercise. Start with walking, then slowly increase to walk/jog, then all jog once your body feels ready. Sweating is more of an indicator of your body heat build up, and is a normal part of exercise. That said, you do want to avoid profuse sweating, and environments of high heat and humidity. If your body feels overheated it's a sign to stop, rest and cool down. Here's a link with more information on exercise intensity. Cathy http://babyfit.sparkpeople.com/a rticles.asp?id=51
Catherine is the co-author of "Exercising Through Your Pregnancy" with Dr. James Clapp, and author of Fit Pregnancy For Dummies, published by Wiley Publishing in 2004. To learn more about these books or buy them online you can find them on www.amazon.com.
Cathy also provides Prenatal & Postpartum Fitness Information and certification courses to Healthcare Professionals. Click here to learn more.
2/6/12 11:01 A
Is it okay to workout hard enough to break a good sweat.. I'm about six weeks. I jogged a lot up to 3-4 miles but kind of stopped for about three months since we started trying. Can I start back up? I love jogging?
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