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Pregnant Athlete : How to Stay in Your Best Shape Ever - Before, During, and After Pregnancy (Paperback)

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The Go-To Guide to Keep You Active and Healthy During Your Pregnancy and Beyond Whether you're a professional athlete or a dedicated weekend warrior, you're serious about your sport and your commitment to fitness. But now that you're pregnant, you may be getting conflicting health and exercise advice from your family, friends, and doctors. With all the concerns and misinformation, it's hard to know where to turn for accurate, supportive guidance so you can have a safe, healthy pregnancy and maintain a high level of fitness. Now, in The Pregnant Athlete, triathlete/trainer mom Brandi Dion, fitness professional Steven Dion, and OB/GYN Joel Heller have teamed up to offer:
  • Practical information on how your body changes each month, and how to gauge your own limits
  • Flexible workout plans for strength, cardiovascular conditioning, agility, and balance for each stage of pregnancy and the postpartum period
  • Facts and tips about eating well to support pregnancy and fuel your workouts
  • The truth about old wives' tales and common pregnancy myths and misconceptions
With expert advice and medical insights from an OB/GYN, useful information for the pregnant athlete's partner, and inspiring stories from other athletic moms-to-be, The Pregnant Athlete will help you stay happy, healthy, and in top form during your pregnancy and beyond.
Women who are serious about sports—those who compete or perform as runners, triathletes, cyclists, swimmers, as well as those who are serious weekend warriors—often face concerns and misinformation when they want to maintain a high level of fitness throughout their pregnancy. The Pregnant Athlete offers a wealth of practical myth-busting information for these women.
Written by Brandi Dion, a triathlete, personal trainer, and mom; Steve Dion, a university professor of health and exercise science; and Dr. Joel Heller, an obstetrician-gynecologist whose patients include marathoners, triathletes, and fitness instructors; this book includes details on physical changes per trimester and gauging your own limits, guidelines for specific sports and flexible workout plans for maximum health, nutrition facts and tips, reassuring medical insights, the truth about old wives’ tales, and inspiring stories from other pregnant athletes.
Number of Pages: 258
Genre: Health + Wellness, Sports + Recreation
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Perseus Books Group
Author: Brandi Dion & Steven Dion
Language: English
Street Date: April 29, 2014
TCIN: 15397875
UPC: 9780738217260
Item Number (DPCI): 247-08-7133
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