Year: 2014

admin October 20, 2014

It’s almost Halloween, and you know what that means? Candy. Lots of it. And before you know it, turkey and green bean casserole won’t be too far behind nor will milk and cookies by the tree. When you’re pregnant, these all might sound too good to resist. But you won’t be doing yourself or your […]

admin October 6, 2014

Often when women go off the birth control pill after having taken it for years, it can take longer than they’d like to get pregnant, and the delay can lead to worry and stress about fertility. Even for women with no fertility issues, it can sometimes take up to 12 months—or longer—to get pregnant. The […]

admin September 22, 2014

Although there is little empirical research on the upper limit of exercise intensity, athletes who are accustomed to high-intensity training before pregnancy and have an uncomplicated pregnancy can safely assume no adverse effects of maintaining that intensity once they’re expecting. Women have been physically active and making babies since the beginning of time. As long […]

admin September 20, 2014

Dr. Kristina Pinto Dr. Kristina Pinto received her Ed.D. in human development and psychology from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education in 2005. She has been a distance runner since 1998, completing 10 marathons and a 90km run in the Australian outback. Kristina is now a running coach with her business Mile Mannered Running […]

admin September 15, 2014

Some research shows that standing for a long time or lifting heavy objects is associated with pregnancy complications (such as preterm birth), but exercise is more of a protective factor for women during pregnancy. If you’re in good health with no pregnancy complications, the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecologists (ACOG) approves a “regular, moderate […]

admin September 8, 2014

Pregnant? Don’t throw your bike into that shed yet! Just because you’re pregnant doesn’t mean you have to stop being active, and it doesn’t mean you have quit cycling either. If you’re an active woman or even an athlete, there’s no reason you can’t keep your active lifestyle as long as you aren’t experiencing any […]

admin August 25, 2014

Drew Barrymore, Gisele Bundchen, Jessica Alba, Gwyneth Paltrow, Mila Kunis. Why did I just list off a bunch of female celebrities? Well they’re not just female celebrities; they’re all moms or soon-to-be moms. What’s my point? Well these women have something else in common too: they’ve all engaged in prenatal yoga—an exercise the new book Fit […]

admin August 18, 2014

Despite the misperception that exercise during pregnancy is risky for women and their babies, studies consistently show that those who work out when they’re expecting tend to have better health outcomes during pregnancy and delivery. Here are some of the benefits of exercising while you are pregnant: Better cardiovascular function Less weight gain Lower musculoskeletal […]