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Safety Cycling Tips during Pregnancy

13 July 2010 2 Comments

tips for safe cycling during pregnancyCycling is one sport that is safe for pregnant women. This sport can you do if you’re not high-risk pregnancies. Here are six tips safety cycling for pregnant women.

1. Check the condition of the bike.
Make sure everything is safe to minimize the risk of accidents. Brakes must function properly, fairly and tire pressure does not leak, and the tires still can not bare to grip well.

2. Stretch and warm up before starting.
Just five minutes by moving the head, neck, shoulders, chest, hands, thighs and legs.

3. Cycling in the morning
at around 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. when the sun is not too hot to avoid dehydration. In addition, ultraviolet B is good for bone health and vitamin D synthesis is needed by fetus so that you do not need sunscreen.

4. Replace saddle is wider so that the buttocks are not fast pain, and blood flow is not blocked due to heavy pressure of the body.

5. Drink lots in order to accelerate the expenditure due to increased activity of the muscles of the body. When the heat was not immediately released, then it can cause congenital abnormalities in the nervous system and spinal system of the fetus, especially during the first trimester.

6. Add a portion to eat after biking. When cycling you burn about 150-200 calories, whereas weight gain during pregnancy should continue to grow so you need to replace the lost calories.

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