During pregnancy it is advisable that a woman engages

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and other places as opposed to using vehicles. During pregnancy, it is advisable that a woman engages in vigorous exercising. More than half of women in the US engage in exercises during this period (Moyer, Reoyo & May, 2016). This helps her to recover and return quickly to sporting activities after delivery (Kehler & Heinrich, 2015). Athlete women should remember that the kind of physical activity depends on
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NUTRITION FOR HEALTH AND SPORT 6 the type of sport. Triathletes engage in vigorous activities during training and in competition, and therefore, they need to exercise vigorously during pregnancy. In conclusion, it is important for a woman athlete to exercise during and after pregnancy. When an athletic woman exercises, she prepares a body for the postpartum period and also makes it easy to return to sporting activities after birth. Walking is the best form of exercise after pregnancy. As analysts suggest, it is not advisable for a woman to engage in vigorous activity immediately after birth. Walking is the first step of this gradual process of preparing for competition. They also have to check on their nutrition to ensure their bodies recover rapidly.
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NUTRITION FOR HEALTH AND SPORT 7 References Currie, S., Gray, C., Shepherd, A., Styles, M., & McInnes, R. (2016). Antenatal physical activity: a qualitative study exploring women’s experiences and acceptability of a walking group. European Health Psychologist , 18 (S), 718. Duvivier, B. M., Schaper, N. C., Bremers, M. A., Van Crombrugge, G., Menheere, P. P., Kars, M., & Savelberg, H. H. (2013). Minimal intensity physical activity (standing and walking) of longer duration improves insulin action and plasma lipids more than shorter periods of moderate to vigorous exercise (cycling) in sedentary subjects when energy expenditure is comparable. PloS one , 8 (2), e55542. Fitness Blender. PostPartum Exercise Recommendations: How, When & Why. Fitness Blender Ironman. (2015). The Athlete's Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy: Part II. Ironman Kehler, A. K., & Heinrich, K. M. (2015). A selective review of prenatal exercise guidelines since the 1950s until present: Written for women, health care professionals, and female athletes. Women and Birth , 28 (4), e93-e98. Moyer, C., Reoyo, O. R., & May, L. (2016). The Influence of Prenatal Exercise on Offspring Health: A Review. Clinical Medicine Insights: Women's Health , 9 , CMWH-S34670.
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