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Yes! It is recommended that all women without restrictions engage in moderate intensity physical activity during pregnancy. Even a brisk walk for 10 minutes two times per day can have beneficial effects!
We recognize that each pregnancy is unique. Some pregnant women are excited to continue exercising in pregnancy while others don’t even know where to start. We want to reassure you that exercise can be tailored to your interests and abilities. Here is a guide to exercise in pregnancy:
1. Pre-participation screening:
If you answered YES to any questions on page one, please speak to your doctor before beginning or continuing exercise. If you have any questions or concerns, reach out to your doctor. They can guide you through starting or continuing exercise in pregnancy.
2. Getting active:
Moderate intensity exercise: your heart rate goes up and you may sweat or breathe hard. You can talk but cannot sing.
3. Checking-in with how you feel. The guideline explains:
4. If you have any questions, please reach out to your doctor or a certified exercise professional with a specialization in pregnancy and exercise
Try to incorporate moderate intensity activities on most days of the week. Activities could include aerobic exercise or resistance training.
Aerobic exercise examples:
Resistance training examples:
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