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Exercising while Expecting

You might be surprised to learn that exercising during pregnancy is not as harmful as it may seem. In fact, it can be beneficial for your physical and mental well-being, both during and post-pregnancy. Regular exercise during pregnancy can be helpful during labour too, by lowering the likelihood of having a caesarean section or premature birth.

Some of these benefits are as follows:

● Reduces stress and anxiety

● Reduces morning sickness

● Reduces fatigue, swollen ankles, and bloating

● Reduces risk of constipation

● Reduces risk of type II diabetes for baby

● Reduces the risk of pregnancy- induced hypertension

● Improves blood circulation

● Improves sleep

● Eases childbirth

● Loosens tight muscles

● Helps in maintaining healthy gain during pregnancy

You need not be anxious about practicing low-impact exercises as they’re the safest during pregnancy. Although, you must keep in mind a few precautions, such as:

● Not to apply too much pressure on the uterus

● Not to apply pressure on your baby

● Do not excessively strain your joints, bones, or muscles

● Stay hydrated

If you’re a super mom, balancing your corporate life and personal life, you can take some time out to practice these indoor exercises or yoga in order to stay fit and healthy. You may practice these in order to work well, without compromising your physical and mental health. A few such exercises are:

  • Stretching

  • Walking

  • Swimming

  • Breathing exercises

  • Dancing

(Please make sure you consult your doctor and perform these exercises with consent)

While staying healthy and fit for you and your baby, you must make sure you are cautious with your actions so as to not harm yourself or your baby in any way.Some safety precautions are as follows:

  • Start slowly and work your way up

  • Don’t forget to warm up and cool down your muscles

  • Stay hydrated

  • Don’t go overboard - take frequent breaks

  • Watch your heart rate

  • Eat right - make sure your intake has enough calories each day

  • Wear well-fitted shoes and loose clothing

  • Set realistic goals and stick to them

  • Remember to stop and rest anytime you feel too tired

It is very important to remember when to stop. Low-impact workouts can help you stay active and healthy during pregnancy. It can help with weariness and reduce stress. It can be beneficial for both physical and mental strains during pregnancy. Join a class, if you lack motivation, working out with a group always helps achieve your goals quicker. Stay fit, stay happy!



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