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Is it safe to start a walking program during the first trimester of pregnancy? Most experts say yes. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends regular exercise during the first two trimesters. The American College of Family Physicians (ACFP) says that exercise gives pregnant women more stamina and helps build muscles before childbirth.
James Bolger has spent two decades writing on health, nutrition, golf, fitness, travel, insurance, and more. Bolger served as managing editor for "Maturity Matters," a newsletter on senior lifestyles, and "Your Health and Fitness," a consumer health magazine. He has also written on health and medical research for academic medical centers. Bolger earned his Bachelor of Arts in communications/English from DePaul University.
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