exercise

  • Can Walking Relieve Symptoms of Depression?

    We've heard that exercise is good for relieving symptoms of depression. A new study suggests that walking could ward away depressive symptoms, too.

  • 39 Weeks Pregnant Rock Climber -- Adventurous or Dangerous?

    We all know that exercise, including aerobic exercise is not only safe but recommended throughout one's pregnancy. But rock climbing? At 39 weeks pregnant?

  • Pregnancy.org Members Speak Out: Halloween Treats and Pregnancy Cravings

    Pregnancy brings out "special cravings." With all those Halloween treats bombarding you in the store for months, which candies are calling your name the loudest? See what our members had to say.

  • Five Things Moms Can Do About Cellulite During and Post Pregnancy

    Chances are good that if you're a mom or mom-to-be, you have -- or are quickly developing -- cellulite. Why are women, moms in particular, so prone to cellulite and what can you do about it?

  • Combating Childhood Obesity

    Childhood obesity is preventable. These habits and activities start your tot off on a healthier and more active lifestyle.

  • Exercise Can Make Childbirth Faster and Easier

    Want to make your birthing experience faster and easier? Would you just love to avoid an arduous and prolonged second stage of labor?

  • Are You an Apple or a Pear?

    Are you an apple or a pear? Your body shape is the single most powerful predictor of future health.

  • Is It Better to Exercise in a Single Session

    Is it better to do a single long workout or two shorter ones. Or does it really not matter as long as you are getting some exercise?

  • Can I Continue Teaching High Impact Classes During Pregnancy?

    QUESTION

    I have just recently found out that I am pregnant. It is unexpected and not planned however until I make my mind up I am treating this as if I will go through with the pregnancy. I think I'm about 6-8 weeks.

  • First Attempt

    Bought prenatal vitamins today. I already take fish oil supplement once a day, which I love. Talked to my mom about trying to make it happen. Haven't totally explained to my dad the situation, but I think he gets that living with my husband might lead to a baby. Def didn't tell brother anything. I don't want to hear it from him, whatever he has to say about it.

    Sad that I can't be planning this at home, but maybe the next one? ;)

    Calling doctor in the morning to get a pre-conception visit in.

  • Exercise Can Make Childbirth Faster and Easier

    Want to make your birthing experience faster and easier? Would you just love to avoid an arduous and prolonged second stage of labor?

  • Where 'O, Where Has My Little Waist gone...

    Have you ever noticed how tiny the women's (and men's) waists were in the 1950s and 1960s? Everyone seemed to have teeny, tiny waistlines. But in the new millennium, medical experts are extremely worried about people's ever expanding waistlines.

  • Five Tips to Harness the Power of Body Shape

    by Dr. Marie Savard

  • Pregnancy.org Members Speak Out: Halloween Treats and Pregnancy Cravings

    Pregnancy brings out "special cravings." With all those Halloween treats bombarding you in the store for months, which candies are calling your name the loudest? See what our members had to say.

  • Exercise How to: Bench Dips

    Can you exercise during pregnancy? Build muscle? Sure! Exercise will make you feel better and labor easier. So do the exercises -- (correct body dynamics below, watch your temp (in a way you never imagined), drink water and more water throughout and stop just shy of hitting the floor...

  • What's the Best Breast Support for Nursing Moms?

    QUESTION:

    Dear Fitness Expert,
    I did fine during pregnancy. I kept jogging until about the last 7 weeks. Then I walked. I assumed I could just pick up again once the baby was here. I have the okay from the doctor to start jogging again, but here's the problem. I'm breastfeeding and my boobs HURT when I run.

    What can I do to lessen the pain? I am really looking forward to being on the go again.

  • Why Exercise is Important after Baby

    Post-natal exercise offers a whole range of benefits for new moms. However, it's important to remember that you should always consult with your doctor before starting up an exercise program. What kind of delivery you had will determine how quick you can resume back to your exercise plan.

  • Exercise How to: Flutter Kick

    Can you exercise during pregnancy? Build muscle? Sure! Exercise will make you feel better and labor easier. So do the exercises -- (correct body dynamics below, watch your temp (in a way you never imagined), drink water and more water throughout and stop just shy of hitting the floor...

  • Discomforts of Pregnancy: Constipation

    Constipation occurs when there is abdominal pain or discomfort, difficult and infrequent bowel movements, and the passage of hard stools. Unfortunately, constipation affects approximately half of all women at some point during their pregnancy.

  • 39 Weeks Pregnant Rock Climber -- Adventurous or Dangerous?

    We all know that exercise, including aerobic exercise is not only safe but recommended throughout one's pregnancy. But rock climbing? At 39 weeks pregnant?