Exercise For Your Life Stage Chapter 8


Exercise & Pregnancy

Safe, smart exercise is possible throughout most pregnancies. Staying active can help expectant mothers avoid swelling, back pain and excess weight gain that can accompany pregnancy. Exercise is also good for the developing fetus, helping keep fetal heart rate lower and improving fetal nutrition. Mothers-to-be must avoid activities that could cause falls or collisions. However, many activities can build strength and stamina that will help them through delivery and recovery afterward.


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CHAPTER 1

An Exercise Plan for You

Shape a plan that's right for your health and fitness level. Your plan should include activities you enjoy so you will be motivated to keep at it!
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CHAPTER 3

Exercise & Kids

Kids who exercise do better in school and have lower risk of obesity-related health complications. Give them opportunities to run and play.
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Exercise & Pregnancy

Nearly every pregnancy can include exercise, with a few adjustments. Exercise helps the mother and her fetus stay strong and healthy.
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CHAPTER 11

Exercise & Seniors

Regular exercise helps seniors improve balance and strength, and lowers their risk of many age-related illnesses.
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