strongly believe that pregnancy is not an illness, but a time to relish in your body’s capabilities to kick ass.” The photo of the 35-year-old former bodybuilder from California prompted a slew of comments — both positive and negative. “This is shocking and not in a good way. Lifting heavy things during pregnancy is dangerous to you and your baby,” Natalie Rose wrote. “Why would you risk hurting your baby just to stay in shape?” Stephanie Herrera asked. “This is the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard.” Others jumped in to defend the fit mom. “I’m 6 months pregnant with triplets and am still Crossfitting as much as I can!” Carol Bolliger shared.
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Exercise is medicine
As for the 26 percent of those polled who don’t exercise, Gregory Chertok, a sport and exercise psychology consultant for Telos Sport Psychology Coaching in New York, said the reason may be simply that they don’t think they can. “It’s called the concept of self-efficacy,” he said of the term coined by psychologist Albert Bandura in the 1970s. “When people doubt their ability to accomplish a task, when they don’t feel competent, motivation plummets,” he said. Conversely, he added, adherence to an exercise routine skyrockets when people consider it non-negotiable.
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Americans say they’re creatures of simple, solo exercise habits
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