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Exercising During Pregnancy

Prenatal Yoga

Exercising regularly during pregnancy provides a number of benefits, including controlling weight, increasing energy levels, improving mood, enhancing your overall quality of sleep, strengthening your abdominal and back muscles, and even preparing your body for the physical demands of labor. Despite these many benefits, you still need to use caution and be sure to choose the right type of exercise.

Recommended Exercises
It is crucial to stick with activities that put minimal stress on your joints, have a low risk of falling, and involve smooth movements. This can include exercises such as walking, swimming, riding a stationary bike, or using an elliptical machine.

Duration and Frequency
Studies show that exercising for 30 minutes a day most weekdays is all that is necessary in order to achieve the associated benefits of exercise and maintain your fitness while pregnant. You may consider completing your exercise activities in 10-minute time intervals several times during the day to break up the routine.

Activities to Limit or Avoid
It is important to remember that certain exercise activities can be dangerous during pregnancy, including activities that increase your risk of falling or sports with a high potential for physical contact. You also want to avoid exercising at high altitudes, resistance training with heavy weights, and participating in activities that involve lying flat on your back.

Combined with a balanced diet, staying physically fit throughout your pregnancy will help you and your baby stay healthy.

If you are looking for a labor and delivery hospital or maternity hospital, then look no farther than Good Samaritan Hospital of San Jose. Our gynecologists and neonatal providers are ready to help you and your family members go through the pregnancy experience in a safe, comfortable environment. Learn more about our services by contacting us online or calling us at (408) 559-2011.


Heart Attack Warning Signs

A heart attack occurs when the flow of oxygenated blood is unable to reach your heart and causes damage or death to a part of the heart muscle. According to the American Heart Association, someone in the United States suffers a heart attack every 34 seconds. This is just one of the many reasons why it is important to know the warning signs of a heart attack. You can learn about the warning signs of a heart attack in this video.

For a high-quality cardiac care hospital and emergency care facility in San Jose, contact the cardiovascular specialists at Good Samaritan Hospital. Contact us today at (408) 559-2011.


Learn More About Our Recent Blog Topics!

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If you’re interested in more information on physical therapy, the importance of cancer care, or joint replacement services, then check out some of these great resources.

  • Checkout this webmd.com article for more information on the benefits of physical therapy for arthritis patients.  

  • Visit this link from cancer.org for 2011 cancer statistics by state.

  • Learn more about the most common types of cancer with this article from everydayhealth.com.

  • Find out how the United States Department of Labor is helping disabled individuals gain employment with this dol.gov link.

  • Check out this article from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases for more information on joint replacement surgery.

  • Visit this link from pubmedhealth.gov for more information on the causes and symptoms of osteoarthritis. 

For more information about Good Samaritan Hospital and our services, give visit our website or give us a call at (408) 559-2011.


Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Good Sam San Jose!!

Thanksgiving Baby

What are you thankful for?


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