top
Got Questions? - Text health, fitness, positive lifestyle and Beachbody or Polar product questions to 5054638865
Polar - Pioneer of Wearable Sport Technology Shakeology - The Healthiest Meal of the Day
Enter to win $500.00 Stream Beachbody Workouts Shop for Beachbody Products Shop for Polar Products Become a Business Partner
Welcome to Howtobefit.com
Family Owned and Operated Since 1995
SEARCH OUR SITE
Facebook Twitter Blog
Team Howtobefit on Facebook Team Howtobefit on Twitter Team Beachbody Coach Blog on Wordpress
Beachody Challenge Packs on Sale in July
22 Minute Hard Corps Challenge Pack
Save over $105.00!
22 Minute Hard Corps Beachbody Performance Challenge Pack
Save over $95.00!
21 Day Fix and Shakeology Challenge Pack
Save over $70.00!
21 Day Fix + 3 Day Kickstart Challenge Pack
Save over $90.00!
21 Day Fix Extreme + Shakeology Challenge Pack
Save over $70.00!
21 Day Fix Extreme + 3 Day Kickstart Challenge Pack
Save $90.00!
Contact any one of our top coaches for help reaching your health, fitness and positive lifestyle goals
Team Beachbody Coach Rich Dafter
Rich Dafter
Head Coach
Team Beachbody Coach George Penn
George Penn
Team Captain
Team Beachbody Coach Jessica Watters
Jessica Watters
Top Coach
Team Beachbody Coach Ayanna Penn
Ayanna Penn
Top Coach
Team Beachbody Coach Anna Lucero
Ana Lucero
Top Coach
Team Beachbody Coach Alexandria Garza Escobedo
Alexandria Garza
Top Coach
Team Beachbody Coach Edmalia Constanza
Edmalia Constanza
Top Coach

Monitoring Heart Rate During Pregnancy

From Polar USA

Heart Rate Monitoring Makes Exercise Safer and More Effective During Pregnancy

WOODBURY, NY – A healthy lifestyle that includes both proper diet and exercise is essential during pregnancy. But before jumping on the treadmill, a pregnant woman should slow down, carefully evaluate her exercise routine, and most importantly, listen to her heart.

Because a pregnant woman's fitness regimen must be altered to fit the changes in her body, monitoring her heart rate during exercise is essential for both her and her unborn child. Polar, the leader in heart rate monitoring, provides a simple and accurate way to observe and regulate heart rate during exercise.

“While you're pregnant, it's important to maintain a regular program of prenatal care and keep your obstetrician informed about the type and amount of exercise you perform,” says Dr. Edmund R. Burke, Director of the Exercise Science Program at the University of Colorado and author of Precision Heart Rate Training. “Using a heart rate monitor to track the results of your adjusted pregnancy workout will keep both you and you're baby safe, while at the same time help manage maternal weight gain throughout your pregnancy.”

“One of the keys is whether a woman exercised before her pregnancy,” says Burke. “If she exercised at 70 percent of her maximum heart rate (age subtracted from 220 times .70) before she became pregnant, she might be able to continue at that rate even if that number is above the 140 beats per minute (bpm) benchmark that has been established for pregnancy. Otherwise, she should keep her heart rate below 140 bpm at all times during her pregnancy. The Polar monitor will help her follow her doctors recommendation.”

The Polar heart rate monitor also uses a weak radio signal to transfer heart rate from belt to watch and therefore is safe for both mother and child.

In addition, there are important tips every pregnant woman should know before she continues or alters her exercise regimen:

  • Reduce weight-bearing exercise such as running in favor of nonweight-bearing exercises like swimming and bicycling, especially as maternal weight increases.
  • Avoid impact exercise. Running, jumping, and intense stretching can lead to dislocations and lower back stress more readily in a pregnant woman.
  • Avoid anaerobic or maximal exercise to prevent lactate build up. Monitoring heart rate will help prevent this intensity.
  • Pace your workout. Exercise in short periods so you can keep your body temperature below 102 degrees Fahrenheit. This helps you prevent fetal hyperthermia (over heating). One sensible approach is to alternate 15-minute exercise intervals with 3- to 5-minute rest intervals.

Polar heart rate monitors are the number one choice among consumers worldwide and are used extensively by exercisers, athletes, trainers, and coaches. Polar products are also used by medical and health club facilities, government agencies, and thousands of physical education programs.

The mission of Team Beachbody is to motivate you and to educate you about health, fitness and nutrition and the benefits of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Click here to learn more.


back to top
SAVE 10% ON GETTING FIT
Click here to SAVE 10%
on every Beachbody product that you purchase!
ENTER THE CHALLENGE
Click here to enter
The Beachbody Challenge
with your chance to
win $500.00!
MOST POPULAR LINKS
Beachbody On Demand and Shakeology Challenge Pack
Stream Beachbody videos for just $2.99 a week
Shakeology on Home Direct
Superfood Shakeology
$2.00 shipping on Home Direct

» Workout Programs
» Nutritional Supplements
» This Month's Best Deals
» Free Personal Coaching
» Stream 100's of Workouts
» Enter the Challenge
» Watch Product Videos
» Weekly Meal Planner
» The Weekly Newsletter
» Team Beachbody Tutorial
HOTTEST SELLING DVDS
» 22 Minute Hard Corps
» Hammer and Chisel
» CIZE
» 21 Day Fix
» 21 Day Fix Extreme
» PiYo
» Insanity Max:30
» Body Beast
» Focus T25
» P90
» P90X3
» Insanity
» TurboFire
» 10 Minute Trainer
» P90X2
» P90X
» Asylum
» Brazil Butt Lift
BEST SELLING NUTRITIONALS
» Shakeology
» 3 Day Refresh
» Ultimate Reset
FITNESS TOOLS
» Body Fat Calculator
» Body Mass Calculator
» Caloric Needs Calculator
» Calories Burned Calculator
INDEX OF RESOURCES
» Aerobic Exercise
» Bicycling
» Fat Burning
» Fitness
» Flexibility
» Health
» Heart Rate Training
» Kid's Fitness
» Motivation
» Nutrition
» Outdoor Fitness
» Over 40 Fitness
» Running
» Swimming
» Synergy Fitness
» Walking
» Weight Loss
» Weight Training
GET TO KNOW US
» About Howtobefit.com
» Contact Us
© 2016 Howtobefit.com  -  Join for Free -  Join The Club  -  Business Opportunity  -  Shop  -  Earnings Statement  -  About   -  Contact  -  Home