Treat your Baby Right. Getting Fit and Staying Strong During Pregnancy
Now that your exercise habits affect both of you, maintaining a home fitness routine during pregnancy makes a lot of sense. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends being active for 30 minutes on most, if not all, days during pregnancy and cites reductions in backaches, bloating, constipation and gestational diabetes as just a few benefits of activity. Additionally, recent research shows better long term heart health for babies of mothers who exercise during their pregnancy. Here are just a few tips for getting started or maintaining your pregnancy exercise program using your home fitness equipment.
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Pick an Event to Add Motivation to Your Home Workouts
Signing up for an event is often more likely to keep you accountable throughout your training than if you were relying on your own self-discipline. Although committing to competition can be intimidating for a newcomer, most competitive events include a place for both experienced participants and beginners. Here are four tips to get you to the finish line.
Getting More from the Heart Rate Sensor on your Home Fitness Equipment
National Heart Health month may be over, but there's no reason to lose focus of conditioning your ticker. Most Horizon Fitness equipment models include a heart rate monitor to make keeping track of heart rate during your workouts quick and convenient, but are you really getting the most from this feature on your treadmill, elliptical, or exercise bike? Whether you’re a well conditioned runner or a beginning exerciser, keep reading for a few tips on getting started with heart rate training.
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