Continuing your pre-pregnancy exercise routine

Tom Williams, PhD, Trainer, explains how a woman continue can continue exercising regularly during her first trimester, but explains how to alter exercising at the start of the second trimester
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Continuing your pre-pregnancy exercise routine

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Yes, you can continue your pre-pregnancy exercise routine and there is a time when you should alter it. You can continue it up to the first trimester. Again, always talk to your doctor first, make sure that you’re healthy and your pregnancy is normal. And you can continue doing just about everything that you can do. But after the first trimester, things begin to change. There are basically four don’ts after your first trimester. Don’t overheat. Again, you can mist, but you can’t sweat. If you feel flushed, begin to slow down. Number two, nothing on your back. When you’re lying on your back, the pressure stops the blood flow, or reduces the blood flow to your uterus – not good for the baby. Number three, because the hormones are changing, the dimension in the elasticity of your joints, don’t drop below 90˚ with your knees. And number four, try not to do anything that you haven’t been doing before in the second trimester.

Tom Williams, PhD, Trainer, explains how a woman continue can continue exercising regularly during her first trimester, but explains how to alter exercising at the start of the second trimester

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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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