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Can I go to gym while I am pregnant?

Can I go to gym while I am pregnant?

Yes with limits: It is safe, and healthy, to exercise during pregnancy. However, if you are doing aerobic type exercises, some literature suggests that you limit your workout so that your heart rate does not exceed 140 beats per minute, and that you limit the duration of your workouts to 15 minutes when the heart rate does reach 140 beats per minute. You should not do abdominal exercises after you pass14 weeks. ...Read more

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Hey, Doctor I go to Gym daily & have started to INTAKE endura Mass as PROTEIN. Thus Should i take it 1 HOUR before Gymming OR Suddenly after Gymming ?

Hey, Doctor I go to Gym daily & have started to INTAKE endura Mass as PROTEIN. 
Thus Should i take it 1 HOUR before Gymming OR Suddenly after Gymming ?

Does not matter: If you are taking a mixed diet, there is no need for the protein supplement. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What would be the best way to get motivated to go to gym while pregnant?

What would be the best way to get motivated to go to gym while pregnant?

Focus on health: Remind yourself that you want to remain strong & healthy during your pregnancy & delivery. Remind yourself that you want a healthy body post-pregnancy as well. ...Read more

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I am 24 weeks pregnant and continue to get dizzy spells. I almost fainted while driving on the interstate should I still try to go to gym for exercise?

I am 24 weeks pregnant and continue to get dizzy spells. I almost fainted while driving on the interstate should I still try to go to gym for exercise?

Get checked: Our standard answer to pregnant women is always get checked. Pregnant women regularly see BP drops especially at your stage of pregnancy. Push the water to stay well hydrated. As far as going to the gym. I dont like treadmills for preg women. Also keep your pulse less than 140. If you have any more spells i would not work out until examined. ...Read more

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I am 20 weeks pregnant. Returned to the gym tonite after 3 month break. Have been nauseated since workout 3 hours ago. Why is this?

Dehydration?: The most common reason would be dehydration. Drink enough fluids to make sure your urine is light yellow. Take it a bit easier next time. If symptoms persist or worsen, call you ob. ...Read more

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Could I still workout while I'm pregnant? Mostly just light jogging?

Could I still workout while I'm pregnant? Mostly just light jogging?

Yes: Yes, you can still workout while pregnant. I would definitely let your OB know so that if you have any risk factors that may affect the pregnancy, you can figure out if and how you can continue exercising. Women continue to do aerobic and weight training activities while pregnant. The further along you are, this may be more difficult, and you'll have to modify. Definitely speak with your OB. ...Read more

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Is it bad to workout in early pregnancy?

No: What you should try to avoid are new exercise programs that you were not engaged in prior to pregnancy as well as contact sports as well as extreme exercises. Consult also your OB who is familiar with your pregnancy for any restrictions first. ...Read more

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Can yoga b a good workout for pregnant women?

Can yoga b a good workout for pregnant women?

Yes, but...: Yoga can be a great workout for pregnant women. It can prepare you for childbirth by strengthening your muscles, stretching, breathing, and concentration, as well as keep you healthier during pregnancy. However, there are some kinds of yoga (hot yoga, for example) and yoga poses you should avoid. Some women also have high risk pregnancies and should not do yoga. Talk to your OB first. ...Read more

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