Are there any downsides to prenatal exercise?

Tom WIlliams, PhD Trainer, shares advice on whether or not there are any negative consequences to exercising during pregnancy
Are There Any Downsides To Prenatal Exercise?
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Are there any downsides to prenatal exercise?

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Any good healthcare professional will tell you that anything over 30 pounds during a pregnancy is just eating for yourself. We often get caught in this "I'm eating for two" kind of thing. But then you're the one who has to suffer that afterwards. There is no downside to exercise, as long as you've been cleared by your physician and there is no health issue along the way. There is no downside. And the women that I've worked with in, let's say, their second pregnancy versus their first pregnancy that didn't train always come back and say my delivery was faster, my recovery was quicker, and I feel so much better now. There's no downside to it; strengthening the muscle, densening the bone, creating stronger connective tissue, heart and lungs that are able to deliver more oxygen to the birthing time, everything's an upside. So I can't think of anything that would be a downside as long as your doctor clears you.

Tom WIlliams, PhD Trainer, shares advice on whether or not there are any negative consequences to exercising during pregnancy

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Tom Williams, the founder of fatburn.com, is a Certified Personal Trainer. He has worked in Santa Monica, CA for over ten years. Tom initially created the first fatburn as a tool to help his clients achieve their weight loss goals. The before and after pictures you see on this website are almost ALL Tom's clients (who used the fatburn system) over the last 12 months. Prior to becoming a personal trainer, Tom was a world class swimmer, winning gold medals and setting records in the Pan American Games, World University Games and U.S. Open in the 50M freestyle. He swam with the U.S team for 6 years. While competing at a world class level, Tom earned a BA in Business & Communications from The University of Iowa. He also coached the Men's Swim Team at The Ohio State University for two years while pursuing his PhD in Counseling Psychology.

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