Doing exercise during pregnancy is great because it’ll be easier to adapt to the constantly changing shape and weight.
And, of course, it will help you throughout the labour and get back into shape after giving birth.
The key is to keep up your regular daily physical activity for as long as you are comfortable. If you are looking for tips to keep exercising through pregnancy, keep reading.
Hold a Conversation While Exercising
Don’t exhaust yourself. An excellent recommendation is to hold a conversation as you exercise. If you become breathless as you talk, you are probably exercising too hard.
Slow down, especially if it is recommended by your doctor or maternity team.
If you were not active before your pregnancy, don’t suddenly start with exhausting exercises.
Try activities such as yoga, swimming, walking, or aerobic classes and tell the instructor you are pregnant. They will know what to do.
Go easy, begin with 15 minutes of exercise three times a week, and gradually increase the time and frequency until you reach 30 minutes daily.
Avoid The Risk of Falling
Avoid exercises that have a risk of falling at all costs. Activities such as horse riding, downhill, ice hockey or gymnastics are out of the question.
Remember falling is risky for you and your baby.
If you used to practice some of those activities, switch to something less risky or support your weight another way, like swimming.
Even some local pools offer aqua-natal classes with qualified instructors.
Work Out at Home
Exercises such as squats, lunges, leg and arm lifting with or without weights are great during pregnancy.
Walking is also a great option if you are near a park or an open area, even more if you are new to exercise. Walking is an excellent and easy way to do cardio, and you won’t stress your joints too much.
Use The Right Sportswear
Comfort while exercising is key, especially during pregnancy.
If you are looking for local maternity clothing shops or online maternity stores, look no further than Seven Women.
We offer maternity clothes for every stage and occasion. If you are searching for sportswear, check our maternity leggings section, where you’ll find biker shorts, leggings and pants, anything you need.
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