Remain Happy & Active During Your PregnancyPragya Raiwal
Pregnancy is the happiest moment of life
Exercise will give a healthier start to pregnancy. Exercise eases the labor and prevents from gaining extra weight. It improves health and stamina, decreases fatigue and constipation, boosts mood and energy levels, enhances sleep and improves muscle strength.
It is important to discuss with a health care provider first before starting these exercises.
Make sure you do the right kind of exercise at the right stage of pregnancy. Here we are mentioning some safe exercises for pregnant women
- It is a good way to start exercise. This will provide a safe cardiovascular workout without too much impact on the knees and ankles.
- Walking can be done throughout the pregnancy duration but as baby grows some women face problem in balance and coordination, so take care of that.
- Swimming is also a safe exercise. In swimming, there is no chance of falling and harm to the baby.
- Swimming gives a better range of motion without putting pressure on the joints. The buoyancy offered by the water may offer some relief from the extra weight.
- Activities like swimming, walking in water and aqua aerobics offer health benefits throughout pregnancy.
- Static Cycling is also very helpful in pregnancy as it acts as a good workout without harming the joints.
- Lifting weights or strength training is a great way to prepare your body for all the heavy lifting and prepares you for post pregnancy issues.
- Reduce the amount of weight you are used to lifting by half and do more repetitions so you still get a good workout.
- Yoga improves your flexibility and also relaxes your body. It calms you and also helps in little more control in labor.
- Do not over stretch yourself because in pregnancy body produces more relaxin, a hormone that increases flexibility and joint mobility. So it is important to know your limits and hold back slightly when stretching.
Stop exercise if you have
- Abdominal pain, pelvic pain or persistent contractions
- Chest pain
- Notice an irregular or rapid heartbeat
- Feel cold or clammy
- Vaginal bleeding
- A headache unrelieved by rest and Tylenol
- Difficulty in walking
- Feel faint, dizzy, nauseated or light-headed
- Sudden swelling in your ankles, hands or face or calf pain
- Are short of breath
- Muscle weakness
Detox has a team of experts who can guide you during your pregnancy months for better handling of labor pain and can help you keep yourself fit. Contact us for any doubts you have, we provide free consultation support.