Exercise is one part of staying healthy when you’re pregnant. Exercise and Fitness will help you understand better why exercise during pregnancy is so important. Exercising can also help you avoid separated stomach muscles, a common problem for pregnant women.
Exercise and Safety gives tips and signs that your exercise routine is safe for your pregnancy. Yoga and Swimming outlines the specific benefits of these two types of exercise for pregnant women. If you are worried about over doing your exercise, read Risks of Exercise so you know how to recognize warning signs related to working out.
One exercise you can never over do in pregnancy is kegels. Doing these regularly will help make your labor easier! Another great benefit of exercise is that it can minimize your cellulite during pregnancy.
If you’ve been experiencing a lot of backaches during your pregnancy, Chiropractic Care and Pregnancy can provide you with some invaluable information about easing those pains. You may want to also look at the benefits of physiotherapy during pregnancy.
Walking: One of the best cardiovascular exercises for pregnant women, walking keeps you fit without jarring your knees and ankles. It’s also easy to do almost anywhere, doesn’t require any equipment beyond a good pair of supportive shoes, and is safe throughout all nine months of pregnency.
Swimming: Healthcare providers and fitness experts hail swimming as the best and safest exercise for pregnant women. Swimming is ideal because it exercises both large muscle groups (arms and legs), provides cardiovascular benefits, and allows expectant women to feel weightless despite the extra pounds of pregnancy.
Dancing: You can get your heart pumping by dancing to your favorite tunes in the comfort of your own living room, with a DVD, or at a dance class, but steer clear of routines that call for leaps, jumps, or twirls.
Yoga: Yoga can help maintain muscle tone and keep you flexible with little if any impact on your joints. But you may have to augment a yoga regimen with walking or swimming several times a week to give your heart a workout.
Stretching: Stretching is wonderful for keeping your body limber and relaxed and preventing muscle strain. Add stretching to your cardiovascular exercises to get a complete workout.