Cheryl & Matthew
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One of the most important factors for maintaining a healthy pregnancy is to ensure that you get adequate exercise. This doesn't mean that you have to spend hours sweating away at the gym however or even that you need to purchase any type of expensive home exercise equipment. Instead, the no-frills exercise of walking can provide you with the necessary extra mobility you need to keep your body fit and get it ready for the birth. Taking it up soon after you have the baby can also help you regain your pre-pregnancy weight and figure.
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Unlike weight training, and even some sports, walking is something you can do from the earliest part of pregnancy, right through until you're almost ready to deliver the baby! There will be times when you can walk further than others, and periods when you can exert more energy.
The only equipment you need for walking your way through pregnancy is a good pair of shoes which will support your feet, as well as cushion them against the increased weight you will have as your pregnancy progresses. There are some women however who gain an extra shoe size, or experience a broadening of their feet, during pregnancy so be prepared that you may need to purchase an additional pair in a different size.
Although walking is a good form of exercise for pregnant women, there are some things you should keep in mind during pregnancy.1. Build up to longer walks if you previously haven't exercised regularly. As with all exercise sessions remember to have a warm up and cool down period where you walk slower to allow your body temperature to return to normal.
As your due date approaches, remember that walking can help bring on labor so be especially careful about where you walk! On the other hand if you are past your due date, a trip to the mall for some extra walking might be just what you need to get you started!