Best Core Exercises for Pregnancy
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by brittany.citron
5M ago
Of all the prenatal exercise topics, core training seems to garner the most interest…and confusion. There are many myths and questions that persist, including whether or not it’s advisable to do any prenatal core training at all. We want to reassure you that it is not just safe, but incredibly beneficial, to train your core [...] Read More... The post Best Core Exercises for Pregnancy appeared first on ProNatal Fitness ..read more
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How Mobility & Stability Change During Pregnancy
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by brittany.citron
7M ago
Have you noticed you’ve felt a bit more “wobbly” during your pregnancy, or even more flexible than you used to be? If you have, fear not. This is completely normal, and it’s due to one of the (many) hormonal changes of pregnancy. While there are a host of hormonal changes that the pregnant body undergoes, [...] Read More... The post How Mobility & Stability Change During Pregnancy appeared first on ProNatal Fitness ..read more
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Is it Safe to Exercise in the Heat During Pregnancy?
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by brittany.citron
9M ago
During the dog days of summer, you might prefer to stay indoors when exercising. However, if you enjoy being in the heat, or prefer activities that lend themselves to the outdoors — like running, biking, hiking, etc.– you might be wondering if you can safely work out in the heat during pregnancy. After all, if [...] Read More... The post Is it Safe to Exercise in the Heat During Pregnancy? appeared first on ProNatal Fitness ..read more
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Is Twisting Safe During Pregnancy?
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by brittany.citron
9M ago
One of the most common exercise-related questions that arises during pregnancy is whether or not it is safe to “twist.” In fact, the concern about twisting has made many pregnant people fearful of turning in bed, cracking their backs, or performing everyday tasks that require a little rotation. First, let us be clear. You are [...] Read More... The post Is Twisting Safe During Pregnancy? appeared first on PROnatal Fitness ..read more
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Does Exercise Affect Fertility?
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by brittany.citron
11M ago
When you are trying to conceive, you may be wondering how exercise affects fertility. This is a simple question with a somewhat complex answer that depends upon many individual factors. So, the first piece of guidance is to reject any “one-size-fits-all” advice you may have heard because no one recommendation is suitable for everyone. Another [...] Read More... The post Does Exercise Affect Fertility? appeared first on PROnatal Fitness ..read more
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Postpartum Return to Running and High-Impact
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by brittany.citron
1y ago
If you were a runner, or avid exerciser, prior to pregnancy, it can be tempting to quickly get back into this type of activity in the postpartum period. While incorporating a wide variety of movements into your workouts is certainly beneficial, rushing back to high-impact activities — like running and jumping — before your body [...] Read More... The post Postpartum Return to Running and High-Impact appeared first on PROnatal Fitness ..read more
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Can Exercise Cause Miscarriage?
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by brittany.citron
1y ago
The benefits of prenatal exercise are well-established, both for parent and child. A few of these benefits include fewer pregnancy aches and pains, shorter labors, fewer interventions during labor, and a quicker postpartum recovery. Despite the overwhelming amount of evidence supporting its efficacy, exercise during the earlier stages of pregnancy — specifically during the first [...] Read More... The post Can Exercise Cause Miscarriage? appeared first on PROnatal Fitness ..read more
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A Surprising Pregnancy “Super-Power”
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by brittany.citron
1y ago
You might envision pregnancy as a time when your body slows down and becomes less capable given that your physiological resources are directed toward growing a baby. However, you may be surprised to learn that you actually develop an increase in capacity. Specifically, your cardiorespiratory system develops almost 50% greater capacity by the end of [...] Read More... The post A Surprising Pregnancy “Super-Power” appeared first on PROnatal Fitness ..read more
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Running During Pregnancy: Guidance by Trimester
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by brittany.citron
1y ago
Running during pregnancy is a topic that often causes uncertainty, which may lead you to think that it isn’t advisable or safe. However, if you were a runner prior to pregnancy, and haven’t been told by a medical provider that you should stop, there is no reason why you can’t continue well into your pregnancy. [...] Read More... The post Running During Pregnancy: Guidance by Trimester appeared first on PROnatal Fitness ..read more
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The Way You Breathe Impacts Your Health
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by brittany.citron
2y ago
While breathing is essential to sustain life, the way you breathe can have a big impact on the quality of your life — and if you’re pregnant — it can impact the health of your growing baby as well. Why? Because the way you breathe influences your nervous system which, in turn, impacts how you feel, [...] Read More... The post The Way You Breathe Impacts Your Health appeared first on PROnatal Fitness ..read more
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