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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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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What are good, easy workouts for older individuals, pregnant women, or injured athletes?

What are good, easy workouts for older individuals, pregnant women, or injured athletes?

Walking, bike, swim: In general, I’d recommend an aerobic activity such as walking, cycling, or swimming. You can self adjust the intensity and stop when fatigued. You also should do some light weights for arms and legs which help regarding osteoporosis. Also, some gentle stretching is helpful especially after doing some aerobic exercises to prevent the muscles from tightening up. ...Read more

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What is a good ab workout for pregnant woman?

What is a good ab workout for pregnant woman?

Not much: Working your abs is very hard to do in pregnancy after about 25 weeks. I think it is more important to engage in regular exercise, eat well, low glycemic. Don't gain too much weight to quickly but slow steady gain is healthier the exercise restrictions have been lifted for pregnant women. It is what you feel comfortable doing and what you are used to! ...Read more

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Is yoga a good substitute if you don't have time for a real workout?

Is yoga a good substitute if you don't have time for a real workout?

Yoga is real: Yoga is a real workout! have you seen some of the stands (especially the hand stands)? You have to be trim, toned and well muscled (much like a gymnast). Pilates is another "real workout". ...Read more

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Is yoga good after a workout or before?

Both: Both is a great stretching and balancing activity that can be added before and after other exercises. ...Read more

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Do you know is yoga really a good workout?

Do you know is yoga really a good workout?

Yes, yoga is great: Yoga can be a great workout. It depends on what style you do, you can do an aerobic style or you can do a gentle style for stretching and strengthening. If you were only going to do one type of exercise, yoga could be a great choice. ...Read more

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Is this a good workout plan? Walk 30 min each day plus weights 5 min plus yoga one day per week

Is this a good workout plan? Walk 30 min each day plus weights 5 min plus yoga one day per week

Yes: It is recommended that we have 150min/week of exercise so that's a great beginning. As you become stronger you may want to add weights or increase the speed at which you do your exercises to continue improving your health. ...Read more

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Can Kundalini yoga give you a good full body workout?

Yes: Kundalini yoga is an excellent full body work out. It is a form of yoga that focuses on the breath as well as the movement. It also has a large spiritual component as well. Overall a great workout and stress reliever. ...Read more

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What are some good workout warm-ups in pregnancy?

What are some good workout warm-ups in pregnancy?

Talk to your OB: Everyone is different. Exercises during pregnancy that are safe for one person may not be for others. You should discuss this with your obstetrician. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Yoga (Definition)

The term yoga comes from a sanskrit word which means yoke or union. Traditionally, yoga is a method joining the individual self with the divine, universal spirit, or cosmic consciousness. Physical and mental exercises are designed to help achieve this goal, also ...Read more