Exercise is vital to living a healthy lifestyle and pregnancy is no exception. Exercise during pregnancy is essential to the health of both mother and baby.
At every stage of development exercise is crucial to our mental and physical well-being. Circumstances will often dictate our lifestyle choices and the physical activities that are available to us.
Plan ahead! Try scheduling your exercise session into your calender, pack a gym bag the night before and bring it with you in the car for an after work fitness session.
Turn your errands into workout sessions.
If you have trouble fitting in a long work out, try splitting it up into smaller bouts of exercise per day.
Take the opportunity to shock the body by doing something different than your typical workout routine.
Health Canada recommends adults get 150+ minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity aerobic activity per week, in bouts of 10+ minutes.
Redefine your fitness goals. You have been trying to lose those “last ten pounds” for the last ten years.
Sit less! Labour saving devices have robbed us of the opportunity to use 1500 – 2400 less calories per day.
Jot it down. Track your exercise in a journal to help reach your goals and remind you of your progress.