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Obesity and pregnancy

As a certified personal trainer, I’m often asked about what is considered to be a healthy weight for someone of their particular size?  According to The American College Of Obstetricians And Gynecologist, a calculation called body mass index (BMI) is used to determine ‘healthy body weight’. In general, I’m of the opinion that a body […]

Exercising before pregnancy

It’s no secret that in our society, technology and desk jobs have made us slightly lazy.  In fact, the CDC says that the average height, weight, and waist circumference for women 20 years of age and older in the United States are as follows: Height-5 feet 3.8 inches Weight- 166.2 lbs Waist circumference (inches)-37.5 inches […]

A healthy BMI to get pregnant

Your health plays a major part in your ability to get pregnant and have a safe pregnancy.  I’m often asked ‘what’s more important, Body Mass Index (BMI) or body fat composition?’ Most physicians are concerned with BMI and achieving a healthy body weight based on BMI. But one of the challenges with this measurement is […]