exercise during pregnancy

Restarting Tai-Bo Program During Pregnancy

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QUESTION

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.

Should I Ignore Hunger Pangs?

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QUESTION

Dear Fitness Expert,
I am 8 weeks pregnant and find that I am hungry all the time (or nauseous). I have a good, balanced diet and think that I am eating enough. I do not want to put on more weight during pregnancy than I need to as I tend to gain weight quite easily.

Is is OK to ignore hunger pangs? Or are these a cue that my body needs a bit more? I am normally very active (I ski, run, weight train, swim, cycle, etc.) but have cut down my activity a bit so am worried that this will also contribute to an unhealthy weight gain.
Andrea

Fitness During a High Risk Pregnancy

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QUESTION

Dear Fitness Expert,
I am about six to seven weeks pregnant. I am experiencing bleeding though my doctor says my baby is ok. But because of the continuous bleeding, she asked me to stop all my workouts. Though I was not professional athlete before pregnancy, I was swimming and weight training about 5 times a week. I feel a bit depressed that I am not able to work out.

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