Exercise question

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Registered: 08-05-2007
Exercise question
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Wed, 04-18-2007 - 10:46pm

Okay, I know that I'm just paranoid, but I have read that exercise needs to be watched during ttc? Has anyone heard of this? I walk 30-60 minutes on a treadmill 5+ days a week and sometimes more because I walk outside with dh for an hour and go on walks with kids, too. Sometimes but not always might be 2 hours a day. I also like to lift weights. Are there standards? I thought that maintaining the exercise that you are used to is fine just not taking on new endeavors? Are these warnings for strenuous exercise only? Exercise keeps me peaceful and stress levels low which is a good thing, right?

Thanks, Erin

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Registered: 11-04-2006
Fri, 04-20-2007 - 4:25pm

HI ERin,


By strange coincidence, I just now wrote in another thread that altho I hadn't heard of exercise being good for ttc, I believe it's important to keep doing the things you love, to stay sane and balanced during what can be a stressful time.

Emily (Ada's maman since 3/14/04)

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Registered: 08-05-2007
Fri, 04-20-2007 - 11:38pm

That's what I thought. I just started all this ttc stuff and have read too much. Who knows how long I will be at this and my body needs to work out! Thanks for responding.

Erin

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Wed, 04-25-2007 - 4:45pm

Just a note---I have been an aerobics instructor for the last 19 years. I am gradually slowing down as my knees can't take it nay more at 42...so now I'm more into lower impact and yoga. I too have read all the stuff about exercising while TTC....stuff like if you did 4+ hrs a week of high impact your chances of conceiving are lower to the fact that it doesn't matter if your body is used to it.


All I can say is that I enjoy my exercise and I know it's good for my cardiovascular health as well as releasing toxins from my body, building muscle, etc. They say that everything should be done in moderation...I say that IF has taken so much from me already that it can't take that too.


JMO...Good Luck !!!

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Registered: 02-28-2007
Wed, 04-25-2007 - 5:47pm

I don't think you're supposed to run marathons when you're actively trying to conceive, 'cause diehard athletes tend to lose their periods and have lower body fat...and you need both to conceive. But from what my docs have said, moderate exercise can not only be good for your body, but also be a stress reliever. And I've heard that women who are in shape have easier times with delivery than sedentary women. So, I still try to do half an hour on the treadmill every day; and I take my yoga classes.

Good luck!

  

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Registered: 11-04-2006
Fri, 04-27-2007 - 4:56pm
I believe the reason the die-hard athletes lose their periods is that they have lost all their body fat.

Emily (Ada's maman since 3/14/04)