WINTER WORK OUT


By Birgitta Lauren

Winter is a great time to get out doors. When the holidays are here, and snow is starting to cover the ground again. And you are getting bored stiff with your gym or other indoor exercise routine…Just because you're pregnant doesn't mean you can only exercise indoors. So let's take it outside and enjoy the cold out doors. A little exercise will keep you warm. Just make sure to dress appropriately in several layers, so you can shed layers if you get too hot. While pregnant cardiovascular exercise is fairly limited to walking, snow shoeing and cross-country skiing. Other fun sports like ice-skating, down hill skiing and such should be avoided by most pregnant women that are not well-trained athletes in those sports. However, both walking and cross-country skiing can be a lot of fun and quite a work out trekking through snow with lots of clothes on.