Heart disease is worsened because of generalized inflammation in the body. However, the inflammatory response is essential. Without it, the body can’t heal or protect itself properly but when inflammation is out of control, it can cause pain and increase the risk of heart disease, cancer, and stroke.
Regular exercise is associated with improved fitness and a sense of well-being. It strengthens the heart and blood vessels, increases lean muscle mass, strengthens the immune system, improves mood and the ability to think and focus. It lowers blood pressure, helps to regulate blood sugar and decreases the risk of many pregnancy-related discomfort and complications.
Having a positive pregnancy test opens the door to a world of mixed emotions. For most women, this brings excitement, joy, and anticipation but for others, a positive test brings fear, worry, and dread.