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 Why you should Exercise During Pregnancy

Why you should Exercise During Pregnancy

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Exercise plays an important role in maintaining a healthy pregnancy. The more active and fit you are, the easier it will be for you to adjust to your changing shape and size.

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Some benefits of exercise during pregnancy are as follows:

Eases some of the pregnancy-related discomforts such as constipation , backaches and swelling of legs and feet.
Boosts your energy levels.
May helps prevent or improve Gestational Diabetes.
Helps you sleep better by relieving stress and anxiety.
Improves your mood and makes you feel good by releasing endorphins, the naturally occurring chemicals in your brain.
Helps you to prepare for the physical challenge of labour and birth. Gaining control over your breathing through exercise can help you manage pain during labour.

As pregnancy progresses, your energy level might vary greatly and you might not be able to do the same exercise that you were doing before. This is normal and you might want to vary or modify your exercise regimen.

During pregnancy you can aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity on most day of the week if not every day.

However, always consult with your doctor and take an OK from him or her before choosing your activities during pregnancy.

If your doctor says it’s safe for you to exercise during pregnancy, pick activities you think you will enjoy like dancing, walking,
swimming, yoga etc.

Exercises to Avoid

Not all exercises are safe for you doing pregnancy such as skipping, jumping, etc. You need to avoid doing such exercises and choose exercise for fitter pregnancy. Abdominal and pelvic floor exercises are a good try during pregnancy.

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