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Music Makes Workouts More Pleasurable
Consistent exercise is an important part of prenatal health and a positive outlook. How can exercise be more enjoyable and something expecting Moms look forward to? For many of us, music is an easy and inspiring way to keep our bodies moving while relaxing our minds. 

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Plank

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Starting Position
Begin this exercise by kneeling over your baby with your knees and forearms on the floor. Your elbows should be placed directly below your shoulders. Keep your feet together and your spine (including your head and neck) in a neutral position. Your feet should be touching or no more than an inch apart.

Action
Lift your body up on your forearms and toes, keeping your body as straight as possible. Maintain this position for as long as possible and challenge yourself to longer periods in the plank position. Try to hold the position for 15-30 seconds in the beginning, working your way up until you can hold the position for 3 minutes or longer. Repeat 1-3 times.

Special Instructions
Donít let your hips/knees drop, your butt raise, or your weight shift to one forearm. You should be able to draw a straight line through your body from your head through your heels. Breathe steadily and engage your abs.


Photos and exercises courtesy of Stroller Strides, the country's largest fitness program for new moms. Learn more or find a location near you by visiting www.strollerstrides.com. To learn more about its founder, Lisa Druxman, click here.



   

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