Breastfeeding: Demand & Scheduled Feedings
There is often debate over when you feed your infant. Should you set a specific schedule, or just feed when the baby is crying or seems hungry? Read registered dietician Becky Hand's personal account of what worked best for her.
All Comments for the article "Small Bits of Fitness Add Up"
Member Comments About this Article
"With a toddler at home its hard NOT to exercise. His new fav game is chasing me around a tree in our yard while he growls at me lol. He also loves when I pick him up them hold him as high as I can then bring him back to me (sorta of like benchpressing...he is small for his age, 24pds) and now that the weather is cooling down he loves going on walks with his mommmy. and now that he is potty training I am constently chasing him around the house to put him on the potty. I get way more exercise now then I did when I was pregnant with him., and have gained alot less weight this time around" -- MONKEYS_MOM3 - 9/5/2011 9:20:44 AM
"Use these resources to help you work out at home during your pregnancy. Just be sure you are following your doctors exercise guidelines.
"I am currently 8 months pregnant and I seriously feel the need to work out even a little bit. I don't have access to a gym, so what sort of excercises are ok to do at home?" -- BAKER.RENEE - 2/26/2009 3:48:21 PM
"Between being a full time mom and a full time student, it can be very difficult to devote any time to working out. But for me, I make the time. I usually head to the gym and drop the kids off at the gym's daycare. If I have studying to do, I'll do a little while on the treadmill. But no matter what I guarantee myself at least 3 visits to the gym a week. It is my time for me!!! I feel so much more sane because of it. My best friend and I sometimes will meet up at the track to walk together also. The track is across the street from the park, so we'll have her oldest child watch my kids and her youngest, and we walk together for about 45 minutes. And if doing these things means a late dinner for the family, then so be it! Working out keeps me healthy in so many ways and I know in the end it makes our family healthier too." -- ANGELMJ1019 - 12/10/2008 12:31:11 PM
"I started fitting in small workouts throughout the day like this while trying to lose weight a few months ago, and I was shocked to find that by the end of most days, I had managed to work out for an hour or more! I would never have gone to the gym for an hour on any of those days, but the "mini-workouts" really fit into my day." -- JAKESMOMTOO - 8/3/2008 8:59:14 AM
"You know, this idea is so logical and simple. And yet I'm a perfectionist when it comes to so many things, and that all or nothing mentality has been keeping me from getting the workout that I want lately.
I have two boys, ages 4 and 6, home with me for the summer, and I also work from home, so there is just no time to go for that half hour brisk walk I really like. But I think I can definitely do three 10-minute workouts. A real lightbulb moment. :)" -- LITLBEAST - 7/1/2007 5:53:34 PM
"I find it hard to workout because i am a fulltime college student! I have made changes like... walking to all my classes instead of driving. Walking at a faster pace. ( or until im breathing heavy) the walks inbetween my classes are about 8-15 minutes depends, so i think i am getting exercise daily.. what do you think?" -- AUGUSTMOMMI - 2/15/2007 10:33:03 AM
"What a great article. Anyone can fit in only 10 minutes a day! I always thought 30 minutes was the minimum to make any difference, but it makes sense that anything is better than nothing. After three pregnanies that I didn't exercise at all with, I'm ready to give anything little bt a try." -- KITTAMER - 5/10/2006 2:17:27 PM
"This is great suggestion! I have been lucky that I have been enable to fit my 30 minute excerise routine in first thing in the morning before anyone gets up. I wake up at 4:50am during the weekday (1hr 10 mintues) before anyone else. Since it's been winter here for the begining part of my pregnancy, I went to our apartment gym and walked on the treadmill. Now that it's getting warmer, and lighter earlier, I'm hoping to take advantage of that and walk outside in the morning. During the weekends, I get up about 7am, and do the same or use my prenatal workout video. With two older children who are school age, currently working part-time, and going to school full-time, this is the only time of the day I can devote/carve out for myself. In the evenings, those are reserved for spending time with my children, husband, and schoolwork/housework. I've been meaning to become for healthy, but have put it off for so long, with this pregnancy, I have made myself do it.
"Gee! Thank you for this article. Am 11weeks pregnant. Third pregnancy. First child is 13years old. Second pregnancy was terminated at 26 weeks in September 2002 due to severe pre-eclampsia. Baby did not make it unfortunately. Worried that the blood pressure may resuface with the current pregnancy. My fitness programme has been eratic but am glad that I can actually reap results with short spurts of exercise. Worse still I was 15kg overweight at the time of conception so my weight is a major source of concern too. I am 39years old and I am determined to enjoy my pregancy to 40weeks! My daughter needs a sibling to spoil. What with your constant support!" -- ZONDIWE - 11/28/2005 8:28:08 AM
BabyFit, BabyPoints, BabyPages and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
BABYFIT is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.