Heavy Exercise During Pregnancy

Duration and Intensity

LiveStrong.com—November 18, 2010

Because every woman is different, the level of intensity when exercising during pregnancy varies. According to the Women's Sports Medicine Center at Hospital for Special Surgery, a woman who does not regularly exercise should work out at an intensity of 60 to 75 percent of her maximum heart rate, and a woman who exercises regularly should work out at 70 to 80 percent of her normal maximum heart rate. It is also recommended that you exercise three to four times per week. When exercising while pregnant, it is most important to pay close attention to your body and stop whenever you feel pain or even mild discomfort.

Reference: Hospital for Special Surgery: Exercise During Pregnancy

 


Read the full article at LiveStrong.com.

 

Find a Physician

Conditions & Treatments

graphic: adult outline graphic: child outline
Select A Body Part
Conditions: Adult head Conditions: Adult spine Conditions: Adult shoulder Conditions: Adult elbow Conditions: Adult hand Conditions: Adult hip Conditions: Adult knee Conditions: Adult ankle Conditions: Adult head Conditions: Adult full body Conditions: Child spine Conditions: Child elbow Conditions: Child hip Conditions: Child hand Conditions: Child knee Conditions: Child ankle Conditions: Child full body

Complete Listing »

Media Contacts

Tracy Hickenbottom
Monique Irons
Sherry Randolph

212.606.1197
mediarelations@hss.edu

Social Media Contacts

Andrew Worob
Otis Gamboa
socialmediacontact@hss.edu