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).
You can do this quick and comprehensive ten-minute workout throughout your pregnancy.
10 natural and low-impact yoga poses to help mothers prepare for labor and stay fit during pregnancy.
Even in the third trimester, you can still work that butt! In this video, you'll see how to exercise comfortably and effectively.
Get ready for the big day with four simple exercises.
Women who want to maintain a high exercise level during pregnancy may be frustrated at the outdated ("keep your heart rate below 140") and vague ("stop exercising if you feel tired") information they find.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.
Find out why walking, swimming, yoga and weight lifting are great exercises for pregnant women--and how to get fit safely.
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.
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.
If you're overweight, you may face increased health risks during your pregnancy. Here's how to turn that around.
From your physical body to your emotional state, prenatal yoga is a key ingredient to a healthy, happy pregnancy.
Weight gain is an inevitable part of pregnancy, but you can make every pound count.
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.
Unless you experience any pain or other unusual symptoms, it's okay to continue exercising.
Working out while pregnant doesn't have to be difficult or time-consuming. Try these exercises during your first trimester.
Keep working out those arms during pregnancy with these easy moves. You'll be a pro at carrying Baby when she comes!
Do you know what kegel exercises are (and how to do them)? These important exercises can make your labor easier and help you recover from it faster.
Practicing yoga is a wonderful way to stay limber and toned throughout your pregnancy. It can also promote better balance and circulation, as well as help relieve stress and typical pregnancy aches and pains. Leggings by Ingrid & Isabel Tank by Destination Maternity
Being nine months pregnant didn't stop this acroyoga instructor mom from performing her usual circus-like stunts.
Boost your energy and stay healthy for all 9 months with one of these do-anywhere walking workouts.
Hollywood has gotten the memo: Prenatal yoga is a great way to stay fit, calm, and balanced during pregnancy.