What do you do to stay healthy?

United States
October 11, 2008 1:10pm CST
I am 22 weeks pregnant, and have found myself more health conscious than ever. I always used to worry about my weight and diet, exercise, etc. However, being a pregnant woman you can no longer eat those 'diet' foods, or drink diet teas, or over-exercise. I am learning to eat healthy balanced meals, from mostly organic/natural ingredients, and I am exercising with a certain program called T-Tapp as often as I can (which ends up being 3-4 times per week). I've noticed that since I have done this, I have not only felt better, but I've looked better. My skin and hair look healthier, my energy levels are up, and I've only gained the appropriate amount of weight for this pregnancy and no more, no less. I was just wondering what other people did to stay healthy?
3 responses
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
11 Oct 08
I like being care-free and a fun loving type of person. This way of enjoying life makes you more healty but still I eat healthy things but only what I like that is healthy. Being a healthnut makes you neglect your own needs too much.
• United States
12 Oct 08
Being a "health nut" does not make you neglect your own needs. Maybe at first when you aren't used to a routine of getting things in order, but it's about making healthier life choices for yourself to make your body and yourself feel better.
@vanities (11387)
• Davao, Philippines
22 Oct 08
lucky you!!! when i was pregnant..i usually gain weight and it gives me the hard time to shed it off after i give birth..its one of the factor that i gain weight..and usually i had dark spots in my neck too..that looks me dirty kind of...but aside from that im lucky that im healthy thru the duration of my pregnancy..
@chason (22)
• United States
11 Oct 08
First thing in the morning drink between 2-4 cups of water before you do anything. This will help clean your digestive system and also keep you hydrated. If you don't know yoga I would suggest you learn a few basic poses and do them in the morning. After every meal, and especially after a big one, walk about 15 minutes and definately don't sit down. Try to walk 45 min in total everday if possible. Outside is best. Just walk naturally, don't "powerwalk". A salad every day is good idea if you can manage it. When you eat chew your food. You can count how many bites. I hope this helps.