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Why is exercise important during pregnancy?

1) Exercise makes mommy healthier.

2) Exercise makes mommy stronger so delivery is easier on mom and baby.

3) Exercise will help mommy lose weight more quickly after birth and regain her pre-pregnancy shape.

4) Exercise, along with a healthy diet, increases blood flow so mommy should have better elasticity of her skin which means less stretch marks and varicose veins.

5) Finally, if mommy continues to exercise after birth, she will be better able to positively influence her child in the area of health and fitness.


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