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Things to know about exercising during pregnancy

Things to know about exercising during pregnancy

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It is a good habit to work out regularly. But this is a special period.

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Therefore you should know what to do and what not before continuing your old regimen or starting a new one. Here are few pointers.

Exercising during pregnancy - To do or not to do?

Mothers can undergo an exercise regime if it’s regulated properly and under a medical supervision. Pregnancy is not a conducive time to start a rigorous regime or to gain or lose weight. However, if you are overweight, speak to your doctor about an exercise regime.

What exercise regime to follow?

You may begin with a routine walk of 15 to 20 minutes; do not exhaust yourself

A proper and nutritious diet should be maintained to ensure retention of liquids
Mental calm should be maintained
Measures should be taken to ensure protection from harmful sun radiation
Walking is the safest regime that is easy and helps in cardio-vascular fitness
Yoga and prenatal yoga are excellent options and are recommended by doctors too
Aerobic classes can be taken if modulated for pregnant women

What to keep in mind?

Exercise regime should be halted if following complications are found:

Bleeding of vagina
Increase in fatigue levels
Breathing problems
Contractions, dizziness
Fluid leakage from vagina
Increased heart beat at rest

It is absolutely safe to exercise during pregnancy. Just follow the above guidelines and lead a healthy and happy pregnancy.

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