Exercise during pregnancy is important - and the perfect path to faster postpartum weight loss and recovery. Here you'll find easy pregnancy exercises and fitness plans to get you moving (even when it's the last thing your swollen feet want to do).
If the weather isn't cooperating, or if you simply want a change of pace, try this 30-minute interval-based treadmill routine. We've included suggested speeds and incline levels; bring it up or down depending on your fitness level.
10 natural and low-impact yoga poses to help mothers prepare for labor and stay fit during pregnancy.
Get ready for the big day with four simple exercises.
Even in the third trimester, you can still work that butt! In this video, you'll see how to exercise comfortably and effectively.
Weight gain is an inevitable part of pregnancy, but you can make every pound count.
Women who want to maintain a high exercise level during pregnancy may be frustrated at the outdated ("keep your heart rate below 140") and vague ("stop exercising if you feel tired") information they find. "Physicians aren't trained to counsel pregnant women about exercise," says James Pivarnik, PhD, vice president of the American College of Sports Medicine. "It's a rare bird who keeps up with the exercise and pregnancy literature." Doctors may have you believe that we know little about how exercise affects pregnant women. But in reality, we know quite a bit -- and it's good news for runners, cyclists, and gym rats who are moms-to-be. "If a woman is having a normal pregnancy, she can continue to exercise, and the upper limit of the level can be reasonably close to what she was doing before pregnancy," Pivarnik says.
When done correctly, ab exercises can be very beneficial during pregnancy. Do these exercises 2-3 times a week for best results.
Attention, both expecting and new moms. Get in shape just by putting one foot in front of the other.
You can do this quick and comprehensive ten-minute workout throughout your pregnancy.
Find out why walking, swimming, yoga and weight lifting are great exercises for pregnant women--and how to get fit safely.
If you're overweight, you may face increased health risks during your pregnancy. Here's how to turn that around.
Once you've reached the third trimester, you're in the final stretch. Keep up your workout regimen with these fun exercises.
Stay fit throughout your second trimester with this well-rounded workout that you can do at least twice a week.
From your physical body to your emotional state, prenatal yoga is a key ingredient to a healthy, happy pregnancy.
Working out is an important part of having a healthy pregnancy. Here, ob-gyn Elizabeth Pryor, MD, shares how to make sure you stay safe as you get active.
Working out while pregnant doesn't have to be difficult or time-consuming. Try these exercises during your first trimester.
These important exercises can make your labor easier and help you recover from it faster. To do 'em, hold your down-there muscles (as though you're trying to stop peeing) for up to 10 seconds, then slowly relax. Repeat in sets of 10; work up to 10 sets a day.
Unless you experience any pain or other unusual symptoms, it's okay to continue exercising.
Your prenatal yoga practice can help prepare you to deliver your baby with strength and grace.
Keep working out those arms during pregnancy with these easy moves. You'll be a pro at carrying Baby when she comes!
Boost your energy and stay healthy for all 9 months with one of these do-anywhere walking workouts.
Avoid abdominal stretches-they aren't safe for pregnant women.
Beyond walking and yoga, there's a world of physical activities available to, and recommended for, pregnant women these days -- especially dance. Here's what dancing through pregnancy can do for you.