What's the Best Exercise for Your Age?
If your typical workout routine never changes, you're missing out. Here's what you should be doing at the gym, based on your goals and your age
Your fitness fix: Focus on your core.
"There are so many benefits to getting in great shape even before you get pregnant," says Trink. "It will give you stamina and stability throughout your pregnancy and the childbirth process, and it will make getting back into shape after you give birth so much easier." Core function is especially important while you're carrying extra weight -- it can minimize back strain -- and learning how to activate certain muscles will make it easier to get them back post-pregnancy.
After you've had a baby, Pagano stresses how important it is to get back to your routine as soon as you've been cleared by your doctor. "There's a small window of opportunity when your hormones will actually help you lose a lot of body fat," she says.
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