Pregnancy Exercise- Can I get more toned while pregnant?
Posted Nov 09 2009 10:00pm
To Sara of Fit by Sara: “Can I become more toned while pregnant and look great after having the baby?”
From Sara of Fit by Sara: “It IS actually possible to get in better shape while you’re pregnant, particularly if you are exercising more consistently and eating better while you’re pregnant. Prenatal yoga is an excellent form of exercise to lengthen and strengthen your muscles while releasing tension in muscles that typically causes pregnancy pains in the hips and buttocks. Walking, swimming, low-impact aerobics, and light weight lifting will all result in an increase in muscle tone. However this is NOT the time to diet (nor is it ever a good time to diet in my opinion!)-be sure to “fuel” your body and your baby with healthy foods that will keep you energized. Eat plenty of fresh veggies, fruit, yogurt, low-fat cheeses, and whole grain breads, pastas, and cereals. The healthier and more fit you are during your pregnancy the easier it will be to get your body back!- Sara Holliday
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