Not so long ago a myth existed that exercise before and during pregnancy made childbirth more difficult. Thankfully nowadays most medical practitioners recommend exercise as part of a plan for fostering a healthy pregnancy and a healthy mom. In this article we will look at the three phases of pregnancy, i.e. before, during and after, and shed some light on what you should be doing as a pregnant exerciser.
A certain amount of oxidative stress is needed for adaptation to the exercise and adaptation to life. BUT, if this oxidative stress is excessive for a prolonged period, it becomes damaging to the body and potentially impacts the ageing process.