Saturday, 31 March 2007
New Pregnancy Checklist: Burn, Baby, Burn
You feel sicker than a dog and lazier than a llama. The last thing you want to do is exercise. Surely pregnancy's the perfect excuse to slouch around and anyway, won't all that jiggling hurt the foetus? Wrong on both counts. As this Mayo Clinic article explains, staying active helps to ease a lot of the aches and pains that come with pregnancy, aids with labour and delivery and speeds up recovery. Just make sure you get the all clear from your doctor and work at a natural pace. Don't suddenly start trying to run marathons if reaching for the remote makes you break a sweat.
Start easy by registering with BabyFit for a free personalised exercise and nutrition plan or join Blooming Fit for a small fee. Invest in a good maternity sports bra and clothes that appreciate your shape. Fit Maternity has a great range of sportswear to kick you and your bump into gear.