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Sneak in Exercise Before Pregnancy

Tips for Shaping Up
  -- By Becky Hand, Licensed & Registered Dietician
Thinking about getting pregnant? This is a perfect time to start an exercise program to get your body in shape. Exercise will tone and strengthen your muscles as well as condition your body. By preparing now, you will be in better shape for the challenging tasks of carrying and delivering your baby-to-be. Do you feel you are one of the many who do not have the time to devote to a fitness routine? Then, check out these tips on ways to "sneak it in" and "shape it up." Remember to check first with your doctor before beginning an exercise program. Then have fun "sneaking" exercise into your daily life. Remember, small steps can make a big difference to your health, so take the stairs next time, and the next time, and the next time. . .