Sport activities provide many benefits for your health and will prepare your body for childbirth. Exercise during pregnancy can increase energy, relieve constipation, eliminate back pain, leg cramps, bloating and swelling, maintain your posture and sleep quality, build muscle mass, increase stamina during labor and many more. But it’s better to hold on to some pregnancy rules though.
First of all, you want to avoid dangerous sports. The strength of each person is different so it’s safe to discuss it with your health provider in the first place. Remember to wear the right clothes and shoes. Drink water before, during, and after exercising to avoid dehydration. Stretch and a warm up before each exercise you perform. Don’t overdo your exercise, which means listen to your body. Slow down if dizzy or uncomfortable. Half an hour of exercise a day is the optimal dose for pregnant women.
Regular outdoor walk is the best way to refresh body and mind at any time of the year. Set the most appropriate time for yourself and repeat every day! Either outdoors or the treadmill, keep it moving every day.
Conditioning exercise – Yoga or Pilates
Practicing yoga gives you regular relaxed breath which relaxes the whole body. Breathing, releases tension, and exercise will help relieve the spine and stretch the pelvis.
Swimming is a form of exercise and relaxation. It can be enjoyed by all nine months of pregnancy. Exercises in the pool strengthen the muscles and improves their durability.
These exercises will not weight the spine and joints. Aqua massage eliminates stretch marks, improves metabolism and also affects losing weight.