Exercise during pregnancy isn't about losing weight or prepping for pool season -- exercising while you're pregnant can improve your overall state of well being, help relieve common pregnancy discomforts, physically prepare your body for the hard work of labor and birth, help your body recover faste
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Staying fit during pregnancy is a topic with many angles, and lots of questions. For women who were very active pre-pregnancy, the questions look like, "Can I still exercise? How much?" For women who were moderately or not very active before becoming pregnant, the concerns look more like, "I want to
By Lauren Bartell Weiss, Ph.D.Regular exercise is an important lifestyle for many women, for aesthetics, overall health, and mental health benefits.
In continuing our discussion on fitness in the new year, we present a step-by-step piece on how to stretch your body while out and about with your baby. Christine Krauth, a pre- and postnatal Pilates instructor, shows us how to achieve an all-over body stretch using simple movements.