Exercising While Pregnant

What Every Expecting Mom Should Know
If you think being pregnant is your free ticket to Couch Potatoville, think again! In fact, exercising during pregnancy does a world of good. Besides giving you a better looking pregnant body, exercising increases energy, improves immunity, reduces the strain on your upper back, relieves tension, minimizes stretch marks, allows for faster recovery and helps you get back in shape quicker. … (more inside)
Prenatal Workout … page 53

Safe Exercises for Mom and Baby — Ideal for the 2nd and 3rd Trimester

What you need:

resistance band, light dumbbells or soup cans, bench or coffee table, chair, and exercise ball.

• Repeat through these exercises up to 4 times.
• Do 10-15 Repetitions for each exercise unless specified.
• Do exercise sequence 2-3 times a week.
• Make sure you drink water before, during, and after your workout… (more inside)

Beating Breast Cancer … page 54

Survivors Share Advice and Wisdom
A hurricane was brewing on the east coast in the Spring of 2005 and Laurel Rummel was about to face one of the greatest challenges of her life. Always diligent about getting exams and health check-ups, Rummel had just received a clean bill of health after taking a mammogram, a yearly ritual since her 20’s. But three months later, she was in for a surprise…. (find more)
Tighten Your Tummy … page 59

6 Exercises for a 6-Pack With Monica Brant-Peckham
Well-known IFBB figure competitor Monica Brant- Peckham (and her amazing abs) first graced the cover of H2O back on our November/December 2006 issue. We are pleased to have her back in our workout feature sharing with H2O readers six different exercises to help tighten those tummies…. (more inside)
And the winner is … page 62

Fifty of our lucky readers received hundreds of beauty and skincare products to rate and review for your benefit and the results are in!
Since our readers are some of the most health-conscious and environmentally-minded people, we tried to seek out entries from natural companies that share your beliefs. For instance, when Suki mails its products, they pack them with organic shipping peanuts. And, similarly, you can actually plant Pangea Organics’ cardboard box and watch it grow into herbs in your garden…. (more inside)
Healthy Eating Made Easy … page 70

When it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, many of us have the best intentions, including eating right and exercising regularly. But preparing a healthy meal or getting to the gym is not always the easiest, fastest, cheapest, or most convenient thing to do – until now.
Having a personal trainer used to be reserved for the rich and famous, but now just about anyone (myself included) can find a trainer and program to fit their budget and needs. And you don’t to have to be Oprah or Madonna to experience what it’s like to have your own personal chef and nutritionist either…. (more inside)
Don’t Let Ovarian Cancer Fool You … page 72
Ovarian cancer is a daunting disease. Known for its subtle, whispering symptoms, ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women, accounting for more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system. But early detection means increased survival. And since September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, H2O wants to do its part in promoting education about the disease…. (more inside)
Belize Breathtaking Beauty & Mystique … page 74
When it comes to vacations, my boyfriend, Chris, and I — both Florida natives — love the beach just as much as anyone. But there’s only so much lying on the sand we can take before we start itching for activity – both as an outlet for our athletic inclinations and a way to burn off the cocktails we usually have in hand since logging off our computers….. (more inside)
Steer Clear of Cracked & Chapped … page 82
It’s fall, but winter won’t be far behind it, and we want you to be prepared. During winter, cold temperatures, biting winds, low humidity and indoor heating can cause dry, itchy, cracked skin and chapped lips and exacerbate conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and seborrhea. But there are some simple steps you can take to protect your skin from winter’s harsh conditions….. (navigate here)
Fall Favorites … page 84
Fall is officially here. Time for pumpkins, cooler weather, football Saturdays, the leaves changing colors, and getting together with friends and family for some heart-warming comfort food. Enjoy the best the season has to offer with these favorite fall recipes courtesy of Good Measure Meals…. (more inside)

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