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Exercise During Pregnancy

Benefits of Staying Healthy in pregnancy !

Staying healthy during pregnancy involves eating right, getting enough rest, and moving your body. Exercise is good for your overall health, but during pregnancy its benefits are even greater.

When you're pregnant, there are even more reasons to be physically active.

Circulation : It gets your heart pumping and your blood flowing.

Muscles : It loosens tight muscles and relieves tension to keep you fit and limber.

Weight : It helps you maintain a healthy weight and stay within the recommended guidelines for weight gain during pregnancy.

Endurance : It prepares your body to have the energy and strength to get through labor and delivery.

Mood : It increases endorphins in the brain to make you feel good.

Exercise relieves some of the common pregnancy complaints such as:

  • Aches and pains

  • Fatigue

  • Constipation

  • Bloating

  • Swollen ankles

Studies show it also lowers the risk of:

  • Gestational diabetes

  • Preeclampsia

  • Delivery by c-section

  • Exercise Classes

Sticking to an exercise routine isn’t always easy. Joining a class is a great way to stay motivated and on track.

Pregnancy Yoga : Prenatal yoga includes poses that are safe and will prepare your body for labor and delivery.

Pregnancy Aerobics : Low to moderate-impact aerobics classes such as modified Zumba are great pregnancy workouts.

Childbirth Classes : You can learn how to get into and move through different labor positions, along with exercises to help you breathe and prepare your muscles for pushing and the birth of your baby.

If you are healthy, you do not have any issues with your pregnancy, and your doctor says it’s OK to exercise, then engaging in physical activity is a great way to stay active and contribute to your health while you’re carrying your child.


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