HOW TO KEEP FIT WHEN PREGNANT?


Being pregnant is a wonderful experience and if you are married to a Nigerian man you will have a few pregnancies in your life...lol

Keeping fit during pregnancy is very important because you need to be strong enough get on with life especially in the last semester of your pregnancy. There are different ways of make yourself strong inside out. This is what you can do.

During the first twelve weeks of your pregnancy, all the child’s vital organs are formed., so we should focus on curing any ongoing infections.

Later on in the second trimester it is extremely important to avoid nutrient deficiencies. My friend who is a doctor recommended me to drink Aloe Vera Gel and consuming Nature-Min daily that apparently is proved to be very beneficial when dealing with nutrient deficiencies. First I was sceptical a bit but I gave it a try and I have to say, this is probably the best investment you can make in you pregnancy. - Contact me for more details here.


The scary thing about this period is that everything now depends on the mother’s diet, which should be normal with just a few possible modifications. First and foremost, meals should be varied and should include something from each of the food groups in order to ensure the consumption of all essential nutrients. Meals may also be enriched with additional portions of protein, fruits and vegetables. During the later stages of the pregnancy, meals should be smaller and more frequent. This can help us avoid heartburn, painful bloating and intestinal colic.

Exercise is also important. However, please note: heavy weights shouldn't be used when pregnant, because you could end up hurting yourself and your baby. Try to do 3 sets of exercises with 15 reps each. Rest periods should be quite short. Keep rest periods between 2 to 3 minutes.

My training program included light weight training along with cardio. I've included all the major body parts, except for the abdominals and the lower back muscles. I don't think it's safe to train these two muscle groups when pregnant.
Another thing that is important to mention is that a lot of pregnant women have is back pain. This is mainly because 25-30 pounds of weight is gained during pregnancy, with most of the weight distributed around the abdominal area.

One of the best cardiovascular activities pregnant women can do is swimming. Swimming can help strengthen your heart muscles and also improve oxygen delivery to the muscles. Swimming also strengthens your shoulder and abdominal muscles, and it reduces high blood pressure and joint stiffness.

After all, the skin must tightly stretch in order to cover the growing belly. Drinking plenty of water is the best, natural way to prevent stretch marks. Breasts should also be treated with care, as they will enlarge as well.


Below you can see supplementation that I recommend before and during pregnancy. Take a look pregnancy is a time of your life when you cannot take risks, can you. Happy pregnancy!


Aloe Vera Gel – recommended a few months before pregnancy to cleanse and prepare woman’s body for pregnancy
Forever Lite Ultra – two shakes provide 100% RDI of numerous vitamins and minerals; Forever Lite Ultra® supplies the 18 important amino acids, including essential, non-essential and the branch-chain amino acids
Nature-Min – provides minerals and trace minerals in a perfectly balanced ratio for maximum efficiency; contains trace minerals from natural sea bed deposit; can prevent postpartum depression or hair loss
Arctic Sea – contains a proprietary blend of DHA-rich Calamari Oil, ultra-pure Omega-3 Fish Oil and High Oleic Olive Oil (Omega-3 is vital for proper brain development of a baby)
Fields of Green – can help supplement or increase hemoglobin levels, while also having a positive effect on digestion.

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