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Monday, May 17, 2010

Pregnant CrossFitters

Lindsey and I are having a Baby Boy in October. She continues to exercise through her pregnancy. Here are some interesting facts that pregnant women should know.

Exercising During Pregnancy: Myth vs. Fact

Women who exercise during pregnancy:
-Have reduced weight gain and fat deposition during pregnancy
-Have fewer pregnancy discomforts
-Report a more rapid physical and emotional recovery from delivery
-Tend to have easier, shorter and less complicated labors
-Have less need for pain relief during labor
-Have more stamina during labor
-Increase their aerobic capacity
-Decrease their susceptibility to illness
-Increase their energy level

Babies of exercising moms:
-Have significantly lower heart rates than babies of non-exercising moms
-Are better able to cope with the stress of birth
-Have a greater ability to adapt to life outside the uterus
-Are more healthy at birth
-Are leaner at birth and tend to stay lean as they grow
-Sleep through the night sooner
-Are better able to self-calm
-Score higher on tests of general intelligence and oral language skills
-Have decreased risks of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases later in life

1 comment:

  1. Hi Chad- I'm intersested in using that photo for commercial purposes. Do you know the source? Thanks!