Exercising During Pregnancy

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watsonovedades - August 11

Everyone knows that exercise is very good for your health. During pregnancy, exercise can have many other benefits as well. Normally, exercise should be light, especially during your first few weeks of pregnancy while your body adjusts to the changes. Any type of heavy exercise can divert the blood flow from crucial areas, and most women that exercise on a regular basis should tone down their workout regimen during pregnancy. Swimming, walking, and yoga are two very popular exercise activities that are suitable for pregnant women. There are other forms of exercise such as weight lifting that are acceptable as long as it isn't too strenuous. Most specialists recommend exercise 3 - 4 times a week, unless you have a medical condition that prevents it. If you are ever in doubt, you should consult a physician first.

 

aidaelhegazy - October 19

i know that i should be exercising but i just always feel tired and out of energy.. im 13 weeks pregnant and am always suffering from strong lower back pain as well:(

 

christindestani - October 26

Me too! I think I'm going to start walking and then maybe add just light work out on arms and legs but nothing heavy at all

 

sandradavis - February 17

A more speedy recovery, and better labor when you don't exercise your body takes longer to bounce back my best friend was a work out freak all through her pregnancy a few weeks later she was back to normal and a month later she was back to a size one we'd go running together I wasn't pregnant at the time and she was in way better shape than I was working out really does pay off her labor wasn't that easy though she ended up having a c-section so I guess it all depends on your body were all different. :)

 

deenamathew - July 30

Exercise does wonders during pregnancy as it boosts mood, improves sleep, and reduces pregnancy aches and pains. The safest activities are swimming, brisk walking, indoor stationary cycling, step or elliptical machines, and low-impact aerobics (taught by a certified aerobics instructor). These activities carry little risk of injury, benefit your entire body and you can be continued until birth.

 

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