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Fit Pregnancy For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-06988-2
E-book
336 pages
May 2011
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Introduction.

Part I: Fit Pregnancy: Isn’t That an Oxymoron?

Chapter 1: Making Your Pregnancy a Fit Pregnancy.

Chapter 2: Recognizing the Benefits of a Fit Pregnancy.

Chapter 3: Designing a Safe Prenatal Fitness Program.

Chapter 4: Knowing Which Activities Are Best (And Which to Avoid).

Part II: Getting Up and Moving: Fit Pregnancy Basics.

Chapter 5: Never Exercised Before? No Problem!

Chapter 6: Exercise for Fitness Buffs and Competitive Athletes.

Chapter 7: Dressing for Success: Finding Workout Gear.

Chapter 8: Stretching the Truth: An Honest Look at Stretching.

Part III: Eating Well for Nine Months—and for Life.

Chapter 9: Fueling Your Body with the Right Foods.

Chapter 10: Healthy Weight Gain during Pregnancy.

Part IV: Fun and Healthy Activities for Pregnancy and Beyond.

Chapter 11: Balls, Bands, Bars, and Mats: Simple, Inexpensive Workouts.

Chapter 12: Fitness Walking and Running.

Chapter 13: Swimming and Water Aerobics.

Chapter 14: Yoga, Pilates, and Low-Impact Aerobics.

Chapter 15: A Bicycle Built for Two.

Chapter 16: Weightlifting and Indoor Machines.

Chapter 17: Mixing It Up: Combining Different Exercise Routines.

Part V: The Tenth Month and Later: Staying Fit for Life.

Chapter 18: Recovering from the Labor Marathon and Getting Up and at ’Em.

Chapter 19: Finding Time for Fitness and Motherhood.

Chapter 20: Starting Your Kids Off on the Right Fitness Foot.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 21: Ten Ideas for Staying Fit without Leaving the House.

Chapter 22: Ten or So Ways to Get Family and Friends Involved in Your Quest for Fitness.

Chapter 23: Ten (Plus One) Resources for Pregnancy Workout Gear.

Index.

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