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What exercises I can do in pregnancy to keep my back fit?

What exercises I can do in pregnancy to keep my back fit?

Core strengthening: Your pregnancy will take a toll on your core muscles. Studies have shown that fit moms-to-be have an easier time in labor. I recommend that you 1st talk with your OB about exercise but if safe, i recommend a regimen of back, abdominal, and external/internal oblique strengthening-- planks, abs, etc. Don't overdo it-- i highly recommend that you get a good pt or trainer to guide you. ...Read more

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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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I want a fit pregnancy. What exercises and activities should I be doing? I'm 7 weeks.

I want a fit pregnancy. What exercises and activities should I be doing? I'm 7 weeks.

Aerobic exercise: Walking, biking or swimming for 30-60 minutes every day would be a great exercise program for you to stay healthy during your pregnancy. Taking a prenatal vitamin and eating lots of fresh fruits and vegetables will also help you stay healthy. Have a great and happy baby. ...Read more

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Hi. Im done with my drlivery 10 days back, wanna lose pregnancy weight as soon as posdible, help me out with effective diet nd exercise.

Hi. Im done with my drlivery 10 days back, wanna lose pregnancy weight as soon as posdible, help me out with  effective diet nd exercise.

Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/(depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...Read more

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Does exercise during pregnancy reduce back pain?

Does exercise during pregnancy reduce back pain?

Moderate exercise: Exercise during pregnancy or any other time in life can be helpful for your physical feeling of well being as well as your physical condition. Exercise during pregnancy is certainly still helpful to give you release of endorphins and good feeling. You must be careful, however, and use moderation. Most importantly ask your obstetrician specifics of limitations. Walking normal pace usually good. ...Read more

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Exercises post pregnancy to lose weight to get back in shape?

Exercises post pregnancy to lose weight to get back in shape?

Be active: After your OB has cleared you for normal activities, you can enjoy any form of excercise. Aerobic, strength training, yoga. It is important to have a healthy diet, avoid junk foods, drink plenty of water. ...Read more

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Exercises to avoid during early pregnancy? Just learned i am, but need physical therapy due to chronic back pain now affection nerve in left thigh.

Exercises to avoid during early pregnancy? Just learned i am, but need physical therapy due to chronic back pain now affection nerve in left thigh.

Normally PT: Is okay while pregnant. Inform your pt about this as the only thing you really do not want to do is anything new that is very strenuous that could cause physiologic stress. Basic pt should be okay, but discuss with your OB and pt to be safe. Your back pain will get worse with the pregnancy, most likely, so its a good time to make sure you are preparing yourself for the next nine months. Congrats! ...Read more

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How can I exercise to get my tummy back to normal after a cesarian surgery.Knowing that I haven't gained except 8kilos during the whole pregnancy period?

How can I exercise to get my tummy back to normal after a cesarian surgery.Knowing that I haven't gained except 8kilos during the whole pregnancy period?

Abdominal workouts: Unfortunately, there is no easy way excercises which strengthen the abdominal muscles (especially "crunchs) are helpful but some change may persist even with strenuous efforts. ...Read more

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What are some safe exercises I can do during early pregnancy?

What are some safe exercises I can do during early pregnancy?

Check out:: http://www.babycenter.com/0_the-best-kinds-of-exercise-for-pregnancy_7880.bc Take care.

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What are some exercises I can do to regain my pre-pregnancy body?

What are some exercises I can do to regain my pre-pregnancy body?

WEIGHT LOSS: As long as you remain active doing casual exercises like bending, streaching, pushups if you can. Walking when the baby sleeps, later you can join the health club if you have time. ...Read more