Tuesday, April 23, 2013

A-Z Essentials For Running During Pregnancy - T

Photo Credit - Faith Laces
Time is perhaps one of the toughest essentials of running during pregnancy to come by, especially if you already have children and a job.

The keys to making time are determination, organization, routine and flexibility.

The bottom line is that if something is important to us, we will make time to do it. During pregnancy a multitude of other things will seem more important than running, but remember that running is important for mommy and for baby.

For mommy, running reduces nausea, fatigue, constipation and lower back pain. It also elevates her mood and energy level.

For baby, running (or any regular cardio fitness regimen) increases blood circulation and placental efficiency, as well as helps to reduce baby fat without negatively affecting normal body weight.

During pregnancy, there are plenty of important reasons to make time to run.

For more benefits to running during pregnancy check out these posts from Onlymyhealth.com and Completerunning.com:

Benefits of Running During Pregnancy
If Paula Can Do It (Running While Pregnant)

3 comments:

  1. You are so right. If something is important to us we make time for it. Period.

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  2. I've never been into running, so this post is thought-provoking for me. My kids are pretty much grown now. However, I'm not sure I'd have considered running something to do when I was pregnant with them. Interesting...

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    1. If I wasn't a runner before pregnancy, I never would have considered running during pregnancy! But it's been awesome!

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