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Pregnant With Twins? Exercise No-Nos

Making Exercise Modifications

If your favorite sport appears on the list of no-nos, you may be able to continue, within reason. Talk with your doctor about ways to modify your exercise so it's safe during your pregnancy. Here are a few suggestions:

Less intensity. Instead of sprinting around the track, go for a light jog. Instead of hot yoga, look for a prenatal yoga class.

Shorten your workout.As your pregnancy progresses, you may find yourself tiring out more quickly. If all you can handle is a 10-minute walk, plan a couple of brief jaunts throughout the day.

Shift your weight. Roll up a towel and put it under one side of your back so the blood can keep flowing to your legs while you stretch.

Use lighter weights. More repetitions with lighter weights can keep your muscles strong without hurting your joints.

There are many ways to exercise during pregnancy without risking your babies' health. Talk with your doctor first if you have any concerns about your exercise routine.

WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Trina Pagano, MD on August 13, 2014
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