top
Free Workouts on Beachbody On Demand
About   -  Contact  -  Blog  -  Index  -  Search  -  Home

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 goal of Team Beachbody is to provide you with solutions to reach your health and fitness goals. Click here to learn more about Team Beachbody Coach Rich Dafter.

back to top
Beachbody On Demand and Shakeology Bundle - Save $100.00
Beachbody On Demand and Shakeology Bundle
Free Sample Workout
Beachbody On Demand Performance Bundle - Save $80.00
Beachbody On Demand Performance Bundle
Free Sample Workout
10 Rounds and Shakeology Bundle - Save $120.00
10 Rounds and Shakeology Bundle
Free Sample Workout
10 Rounds Performance
Bundle - Save $105.00

10 Rounds Performance Bundle
Free Sample Workout
Barre Blend
Free Sample Workout

Barre Blend Free Sample Workout
4 Weeks of The PREP
Free Sample Workout

4 Weeks of The Prep Free Sample Workout
6 Weeks of The WORK
Free Sample Workout

6 Weeks of The WORK Free Sample Workout
Morning Meltdown 100
Free Sample Workout

Morning Meltdown Free Sample Workout
LIIFT4
Free Sample Workout

LIIFT4 Free Sample Workout
Transform :20
Free Sample Workout

Transform :20 Free Sample Workout
Shift Shop
Free Sample Workout

Shift Shop Free Sample Workout
Mes de Mas
Free Sample Workout

Mes de Mas Free Sample Workout
Work Out at Home
Try Superfood Nutrition Risk Free
Work From Home Opportunity
Free Coaching
Free Streaming Workouts
Get the Best Deal
My Best Bets
Lose Weight
Get Fitter
Train Smarter
Team Howtobefit on Facebook Team Howtobefit on Twitter Team Beachbody Coach Rich Dafter on Pinterest Team Beachbody Coach Rich Dafter's Blog
Top      

Disclaimer: Team Beachbody® does not guarantee any level of success or income from the Team Beachbody Coach Opportunity. Each Coach's income depends on his or her own efforts, diligence, and skill. See our Statement of Independent Coach Earnings (below) for the most recent information on the actual incomes of all our Coaches.

© 2020 Howtobefit.com  -  About   -  Contact  -  Join My Team  -  Coach Earnings Statement  -  Site Map  -  Shop -  Home