First Trimester

Pregnancy Fitness Routine

Alexandra Powell Allred's picture


Dear Fitness Expert,
Hello, I just found out I'm pregnant (not my first) and am not sure about a fitness routine. After my last pregnancy, I worked out six days a week very strenuously for about a year, but have fallen out of my routine the past few months.

How much can I do now that I'm pregnant? I've also gained some weight back, and really want to keep my weight gain during pregnancy under check.

Staying Slim During Pregnancy

Kimberly A. Tessmer's picture


Dear Nutritionist,
I'm 42. I used to be overweight but managed to lose a lot of weight a year ago. Now I'm pregnant but I wish to stay slim. I intend to continue jogging and aerobics classes and limit my food intake during pregnancy in order to keep my weight down. I have a busy career and often rush meals. I drink a lot of coffee at work and a cigarette accompanies most of my cups of coffees. What nutritional advice can you give?

Lifting During Pregnancy

Alexandra Powell Allred's picture


Dear Fitness Expert,
Hi. I'm not sure yet if I'm pregnant or not but I have the symptoms of being pregnant. I have a question about lifting. I work at a place that requires lifting boxes sometimes and I was wondering what weight level would be safe to lift without hurting the baby if I am pregnant?

Also, what kind of foods can one eat during pregnancy? What kind of exercises are recommended during pregnancy? Thanks for your time and attention.