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Physical exercise during Pregnancy

Updated: May 8, 2018

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor but I give my perspective as a mom who followed a healthy lifestyle during pregnancy.

Exercise during pregnancy has immense benefits. Gone are the days when exercising during pregnancy was considered a strict NO! most of the gynaecs these days encourages exercising during pregnancy. Exercising promotes strength, muscle tone, and endurance and helps in alleviating swelling, fatigue, and backache.

During pregnancy it’s imperative to work the heart and muscle group. However, the type of exercise during pregnancy also depends on the fitness level of the woman prior to pregnancy.

There are few exercises that involve a risk of falling or injury and should be avoided such as bicycling, racket sports, horseback riding, and skiing. The best way to approach fitness is to alter the exercise routine to accommodate your growing body.

Walking, pregnancy yoga and swimming are excellent pregnancy exercises combined with stretching and other low-impact activities.

Improvement of sleep, reduction of stress and anxiety, increase in strength, flexibility, shorter labor, decreased lower back, improvement in nausea, headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms and ability to bounce back in shape quicker post-delivery are few benefits of exercising!

Please remember not to overexert and ensure that you keep your body always hydrated. Drinking lots of water is the key as it helps in regulating the temperature of the baby and the mom.

Need I say more? so hot mommies – to- be how are you planning your prenatal fitness or how did u plan your prenatal fitness?

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