Energized!

January 31, 2013 — Leave a comment

Energy and pregnancy – not two words that you often hear together.  But, it is possible to have energy while pregnant.

If you’ve given up caffeine during pregnancy and are looking for a boost to replace your triple shot Grande cappuccino, then look no further my friend!  The key for an energy boost lies in exercising and staying fit.  Below are some quick ideas to help you squeeze in 30 minutes (or more) of exercise.  Say good-bye to that 2:30 (and 10:30, 1:30, 4:30, and 6:30) feeling!

Walking

  • Yes, walking counts as exercise!  Squeeze in a walk whenever you can.  Walk at lunch or take a lap or two around the block.  Parking a little further away than normal is also a great option.

TV

  • Try to exercise while watching TV.  Thirty minutes of TV can be turned into 30 minutes of TV and exercise.  Stretch, walk on a treadmill, or pedal a stationary bike.

Swimming

  • Swimming or water aerobics (it’s not just for old ladies) are great low impact exercises.

Make It Fun

  • If you don’t enjoy exercise, try to make it fun.  Work out with a friend or find something that you like doing.  Explore new avenues of exercise like swimming or yoga.

Make sure you wear comfortable, supportive active wear when getting in a little exercise.  For example, our maternity tights and leggings are great for support and circulation while active and our new maternity support band is great for additional abdominal support.

Before you start an exercise routine, be sure to check with your health care provider.

*This is only general information and is not meant for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical conditions. Always consult your physician or other health care provider about all health concerns, conditions, and recommended treatments.

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