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Pippa Middleton reveals how she stays fit during pregnancy

Netdoctor (UK) logo Netdoctor (UK) 09/09/2018 Katie Frost

a couple of people that are looking at the camera: Soon after she announced that she is expecting her first child with James Matthews, Pippa Middleton revealed how she had been keeping fit and offered tips for other mothers-to-be. Now she is in the later stages of her pregnancy, the writer has shared how she is adapted her exercise regime to maintain a healthy lifestyle and improve her posture. © Stephane Cardinale - Corbis - Getty Images Soon after she announced that she is expecting her first child with James Matthews, Pippa Middleton revealed how she had been keeping fit and offered tips for other mothers-to-be. Now she is in the later stages of her pregnancy, the writer has shared how she is adapted her exercise regime to maintain a healthy lifestyle and improve her posture. Soon after she announced that she is expecting her first child with James Matthews, Pippa Middleton revealed how she had been keeping fit during pregnancy and offered tips for other mothers-to-be. Now with the baby's arrival reportedly just over a month away, the 35-year-old has shared how she has adapted her exercise regime to maintain a healthy lifestyle and improve her posture.

In her recent column for Waitrose Weekend, Middleton, who turned 35 on Thursday, wrote (via Hello!): "I feel far from a ballerina, but I'm equally determined not to break into a penguin-style waddle and plod around with bad posture.

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"So with this in mind, I've continued to embrace barre-inspired workouts throughout pregnancy - a form of exercise taken from ballet which involves the small, isolated movements that develop flattering muscle tone - or so I hope."

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Barre, a low-impact form of strength training, incorporates movements derived from ballet, yoga and Pilates. As well as toning muscles, it has also been credited with improving alignment - and it's not the only workout Middleton has spoken candidly about.

Earlier in the summer, Middleton shared how she was keen to continue playing tennis and outlined the positive effects of playing the sport during pregnancy. In a previous column, she described the health advantages as: "improved placental growth, good weight management, as well as reducing back pain, strengthening heart and blood vessels, overall body strength, and reducing the risk of gestational diabetes."

Pippa Middleton et al. standing next to a person in a suit and tie: Pippa Middleton and James Matthews at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding © Getty Images Pippa Middleton and James Matthews at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding

As well as barre and tennis, the mum-to-be has also written about enjoying swimming and its "wonderful feeling of weightlessness".

Rumours that Middleton and her husband Matthews were expecting their first child first emerged back in April shortly before the Duchess of Cambridge welcomed her third child, Prince Louis. They have not announced when their baby is due, although it's reported to be a date in October.

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