Exercise Motivation for Preggos

Look, it can be hard to stay active while pregnant. You’re growing another person, after all! And with that comes a decrease in energy, general softening of your body, and of course the fact that everything just feels different. It’s SO easy to skip a workout, drive instead of walk, and get more acquainted with…

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Core strength while pregnant

Many of us struggle with core stability while pregnant. For obvious reasons! There’s a belly bulging out from behind your abs that wasn’t there before. The stretched out muscles feel weaker, looser, and less controlled. Time to hit the crunches, right? Wrong! No one wants to get the dreaded Diastasis Recti that can come from…

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Relaxin: How does it affect your exercise routine?

Many of us are familiar with the hormone relaxin. As the name implies, it’s responsible for relaxing several systems in your body in preparation for labor. What changes does this create in your body, and what can you do to keep yourself safe and active? Relaxin levels in your body peak around 14 weeks and…

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Can I get my heart rate above 140 bpm?

One question I’ve been getting a lot is: Is it safe for my heart rate to rise above 140 bpm while pregnant? This guideline was originally established under fear that a higher pulse (and associated higher blood pressure) could rupture the fragile blood vessels bringing nutrients to the placenta. Because it wasn’t as common for…

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How to Relieve First Trimester Nausea Naturally

Let’s face it, feeling nauseous (or throwing up!) 24/7 makes it pretty hard to keep up an exercise routine. Maybe your nausea isn’t so bad you need a PRESCRIPTION, or maybe you prefer to sail through pregnancy without taking anything. Whatever the case, here are a few easy things you can do to at least…

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Tips to Improve Energy while Pregnant

I mentioned in Staying Active in your First Trimester that the #1 symptom women experience in first trimester is low energy. Don’t get me wrong, the nausea sucks! But walking up a flight of stairs and having to take a rest break at the top just feels… pathetic! Why didn’t anyone tell us about that?…

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Staying Active in your First Trimester

Becoming pregnant of course leads to countless changes in your body. Many of them have potential to impact your exercise routine, even in the first trimester when you may not be expecting it. Here are some of the most common pregnancy-induced changes you’ll see in those first few months, along with tips and tricks for…

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Top 10 Sports for Pregnant Bodies

Look, staying fit while pregnant can be tough. Chances are your regular workouts aren’t quite feeling the same as usual. Or maybe you’d like to start exercising, but between the nausea and growing belly don’t know where to start. Girl, we’ve all been there! Here’s a list of the ten best sports for pregnant bodies…

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