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Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Walking (Overview)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk of developing gestational diabetes.


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Walking alone at night?

Walking alone at night?

Usually not wise: Being alone anywhere can make you a target. Best not to walk alone anywhere at night. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Walking (Overview)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk of developing gestational diabetes.


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Getting Fit (Tip)

Getting Fit

Get a dog and walk it every day. ...See more

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I forgot to walk, what to do?

I forgot to walk, what to do?

Exercise?: Did you forget to do part of an exercise program? If - yes, consider walking in place or doing some other form of aerobic activity. If I did not understand what you are asking then please clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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Can walking be good exercise?

Can walking be good exercise?

The best!: Walking is the exercise! fish swim, birds fly, land-based mammals walk. Except for last 50 years, we spent most of our time standing/walking. Is walking 30 min then sitting all day good exercise? It beats 24 hours of just sitting. (see "23.5 hours" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auains6higo ) even better? Sit fewer than 3 hours a day & add 2+ good years to your life. http://tinyurl.com/6q69wtl. ...Read more

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Getting Fit (Tip)

Getting Fit

Walk for 10 minutes; whenever you get a chance; it will all add up. ...See more

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Did walking good for the body?

Did walking good for the body?

Yes: It helps cardiovascular issues and musculoskeletal conditioning. It qualifies as exercise. ...Read more

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When will my baby begin walking?

When will my baby begin walking?

By 16 months: Some babies are comfortable crawling for months and some skip crawling to go straight to walking. It is normal for babies to take up to 16 months to learn to walk. If still not walking then, s/he should be evaluated for motor delay. Remember to give baby plenty of opportunities for safe movement -- too much carrying or bringing things over to your baby can cause delay too. ...Read more

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Getting Fit (Tip)

Getting Fit

Park farther away from your destination so you walk farther. ...See more

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When will my baby start to walk?

When will my baby start to walk?

12 : Most babies start walking between 12- 15 months. Some walk even later. So, start childproofing your home! ...Read more

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