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    Default How much exercise is safe while pregnant?

    I'd like to lose weight and had just started when I found out I was pregnant.
    I have heard it's best to do this in the first trimester?
    Can anyone give me any ideas on what a safe amount of exercise is?

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    The general rule of thumb is....

    Never get to the stage where you are red in the face or overheat.

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    Gotta start dinner so can't go into as much detail as I would have liked but my OB told me that you arent supposed to do anymore than you were doing before you got pregnant...

    I was doing none before I got pregnant but I am going to start going for long walks, maybe a bit of yoga, so I think the above is crap.

    I reckon as long as you aren't doing anything strenuous you should be fine..

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    I might just start walking 4-5 times a week, also thinking about swimming laps at the local pool...

    I'm too unfit/lazy to do anything too strenuous that will leave me overheated

    I just want to maximise my chances of a healthy pregnancy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mum2b09 View Post
    I might just start walking 4-5 times a week, also thinking about swimming laps at the local pool...

    I'm too unfit/lazy to do anything too strenuous that will leave me overheated

    I just want to maximise my chances of a healthy pregnancy!
    Great idea!! This sounds like a really good plan. I think we should all focus on our health rather than our appearance a little more (myself definitely included).

    Good luck and I hope you have the most healthy pregnancy imaginable xo

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    Swimming, walking even light weights would be fine. The general rule is not to start up anything you weren't already doing before falling pregnant, and to make sure your heartrate doesn't go to high, so long as your not overheating you will be fine


 

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