For Good Health
Welcome to the Exercise
for Good Health Personal Program. The programs in this section are designed
for men, women who are preparing for pregnancy, and/or women who are well
recovered from childbirth. If you are pregnant
or have recently
delivered a baby, please refer to the exercise programs designed specifically
There are three distinct
parts to an exercise program designed for good health and optimal fitness,
Training, Flexibility and Aerobic
Training. A well-rounded exercise program includes all three components.
It is important to build up your strength, endurance, and muscle tone
to improve your fitness level.
For women who are
preparing for pregnancy, exercise now should allow you to maintain a higher
level of fitness throughout a future pregnancy. It is much easier to begin
an exercise program before pregnancy, so get moving!
Currently, there is
no conclusive evidence to indicate that exercise causes infertility, however
it is prudent to avoid too many 'extreme' workouts if you are 'trying'
to start a family. However, if after a thorough workup exercise is suspected
as a possible reason for infertility, follow your doctor's advice about
how much to reduce it. If you have experienced one or more miscarriages,
your doctor should also be consulted regarding exercise concerns and modifications.
- The strength
training program is 12 weeks long and includes beginner and
- The flexibility
training program has 12 easy to do movements that help to
keep your body limber.
- The aerobic
program is 12 weeks long, and includes a beginner and intermediate
program. Suggestions for beginning and maintaining exercise are
also included here.