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Restarting Tai-Bo Program During Pregnancy

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Dear Fitness Expert,
I've seen many questions and answers about Kickboxing, but nothing specifically about Tai-Bo (you know, the one with Billy Blanks). I have done Tai-Bo off and on for 5 years and I'd say I'm moderately active. Would it be OK to start up my Tai-Bo program now at 4 months as long as I watch heart rate, temperature and drink plenty of water?

Thanks!

Running a Marathon?

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QUESTION

Dear Fitness Expert,
I have been training for the NYC marathon and have completed two marathon's in the past 10 months. I am not a competitive runner, but enjoy marathon running and finished both marathon's in just under 5 hours. I just found out that I am pregnant and will be 6 weeks pregnant during the upcoming run. Both my primary care and OB/GYN had no objections. Both also advised that I be careful not to dehydrate.

Lyme Disease

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QUESTION

Dear Fitness Expert,
A little over a year ago I was diagnosed with Lyme Disease as well as Lyme Meningitis. I was in the hospital and put on Rocephin for 30 days. Since then, I've been rehabilitating myself in terms of the fatigue, residual effects of the Lyme's, and then Fibromyalgia.

I'm doing much better now, but am taking a large amount of vitamins to help with my energy levels and immune system.

Give Up Training to Conceive?

Alexandra Powell Allred's picture

I already have a beautiful 21-month-old girl and we have been trying for our second baby. So far nothing has happened. Could my exercise regime be the cause? To shed baby weight after the last pregnancy I took up exercise. I use the treadmill and weight train more or less 5 times a week and love it as I feel really fit and healthy. Do I have to give up training to conceive?

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