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Tag: exercise while pregnant

Walking Program for Expecting Mothers

Published August 13, 2007        by Kim

You're tired of eating all the food gift baskets that your family and friends have brought you, and you feel like you want to get more active. Well, a good activity to begin during pregnancy is a walking program designed for expectant mothers, three to five days/week. Walking is an inexpensive form of exercise, as the only requirements are a suitable pair of shoes and comfortable clothing. Also, it is an activity that can be readily integrated into daily schedules. During pregnancy, you can improve your aerobic fitness by walking on level ground at a comfortable pace. However, it may be necessary to use modified forms of walking to gain significant benefits. Walking at increased speeds, up and down hills, and while carrying weights can raise the heart rate to levels that will improve aerobic Read more