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Is Aerobics Okay When Trying To Get Pregnant?


If you're trying to get pregnant, continuing your regular fitness routine should be fine. The rule of thumb is to maintain the same level of exercise you have been doing all along if you take an aerobics class three times a week there's no reason why you need to stop. There is no evidence that doing aerobics will hinder your odds of conceiving, as long as you aren't over-exercising.

Remember to start off slowly. If you are easing your way into an exercise program, start with five or ten minutes three times a week. Step aerobics can be a great way to get in shape at your own pace, as you can alter the routines to be as simple or complicated as you like. Gradually increase your workouts until you're doing aerobics for 30 minutes three times per week.

You shouldn't do any type of aerobics that will stress your body pushing yourself to the limit each time and feeling exhausted after every workout can harm your chances of conceiving. Women who have high levels of stress often have problems getting pregnant, so stay at a comfortable level of physical activity.

Aerobics get your heart rate up and burn a great deal of fat, so they can be an ideal way to get your cardio workout while maintaining a healthy weight. However, if you lose too much body fat, especially in a short period of time, you may suffer from very irregular periods. In some women, ovulation stops altogether, so make sure you aren't losing too much weight too fast or it may decrease your fertility.

If you are already pregnant, you need to consult a physician before you do any aerobics. Low impact exercises like step aerobics will probably be fine, as these movements usually don't cause any injury to mother or baby. You need to ensure that your core inner temperature doesn't go over 101 degrees Fahrenheit, as this can cause premature labor or miscarriage. Also, your baby's heart rate increases as yours does, so avoid workouts that are too intense.

Many women find that as their pregnancy progresses, it becomes difficult to do aerobic exercises as a growing belly and shifting center of gravity often gets in the way! You may find that another form of exercise such as gentle yoga or swimming is preferable to aerobics.

 


 
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