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Exercise and Fitness for the Expectant Mother
Regular exercise is a good idea to cope with emotional and physical changes during pregnancy. Here are some points and precautions to keep in mind before you plan your exercise regime.
Body Mass Index (BMI)
Body Mass Index (BMI) helps you to determine if your weight is in the normal range, or if you are underweight or overweight.
Why Women Need Exercise
Working women can hardly find the time or inclination to do what is necessary to stay fit. Weight issues are not uncommon with having to work at odd hours and nature of work being desk job these days. Not only does regular exercise aid in weight loss, it reduces your risk for several chronic diseases and conditions. Finding activities that you enjoy and which become part of your daily routine is the key to a long and healthy life.
Walking : The Beginner's Schedule
Walking for 7 hours a week is associated with a decreased risk of type II diabetes and breast cancer. Walking for 30 minutes day or 3 hours per week is associated with a decreased risk of heart diseases. It is recommended that you walk an hour a day on most days of the week.
Boost the benefits of your walk
Walking is the safest, easiest, cheapest form of an exercise. Walking provides many health benefits as it helps to prevent weight gain, reduces the risk of blood pressure, heart diseases, diabetes.
Walking : Stay Motivated
Walking is one of the easiest and convenient ways to be active, to get fit, to lose weight and to be healthier. Studies have shown that walking reduces the risk of heart diseases, diabetes and some cancers.
Walk Your Way to Health
All of us are aware of the benefits of physical activity to remain fit. However the physical activity need not be anything strenuous or complicated, something as simple as a regular brisk walk has huge health benefits.
Muscle Strengthening Activities
Muscle strengthening activities are important as they help you to increase the muscle mass in your body. The more muscle mass you have, the more calories you will be able to burn.
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) defines aerobic exercise as "any activity that uses large muscle groups, can be maintained continuously, and is rhythmic in nature."