Pregnancy can be an exciting and stressful period. With so much information going around it can become hard to figure out what is good advice and what is just nonsense. When it comes to exercise, it is normal to feel reluctant at first however exercising is actually good for you and the baby during pregnancy. It’s good for strengthening your muscles and builds endurance for when you give birth. It will also be easier for you to shed weight after the pregnancy. In the same breath be careful that you don’t overdo it because that could also strain you and the baby. Before getting started its important to ask your DR what is best for you as every women is different. In the mean time, here are a few exercises to look into once you have the go ahead.
- Yoga: it can help you maintain toned muscles and keep you flexible.
- Stretching: This can help prevent your muscles from straining during your pregnancy and help you to relax.
- Walking: Whilst it is considered the best cardio for pregnant women, it is important to listen to your body.
- Dancing: This is good for your heart rate. Plus, there are hundreds of dances you can try from ballet to modern and hip hop. Again, listen to your body so as not to hurt yourself or the baby.