The benefits of exercising while pregnant

Kirsten HStarred Page By Kirsten H, 26th Aug 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/oxcmwg9h/
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Make pregnancy easier and more enjoyable. Exercising can benefit you and your baby in many ways.

Exercise

Continuing to exercise while pregnant is tremendously important. Generally if you are exercising before you got pregnant, you can still do the same routine while pregnant. However, you should always check with your doctor before you start with a program.

Listen to your body

When continuing your exercise routine, listen to your body. You may feel uncomfortable or not quite right. If this happens, it is important for you to stop exercising.

Exercise reduces stress

Exercising is a great stress reducer. When one exercises it helps the body naturally release endorphins. The endorphins will help improve your mood and lower your stress level. Having a pregnancy with little stress is healthy both for you and the baby.

Get in shape quickly after you give birth

When pregnant maintaining your exercise regime will help your body get back into shape after you give birth. Keeping your muscles strong is a benefit for burning more calories. The more muscle mass you have, the more calories your body will burn. In addition it will help you keep the weight gain at bay.

Prevent pain

Doing small exercises such as walking is important to prevent your body from physical pains. It will help keep your back strong to prevent lower back pain and improve your posture. In addition it will help prevent muscles cramps that pregnancy can cause.

Increase your energy

Exercising while pregnant will help keep your energy up. When pregnant your energy level can dip tremendously. Having strong muscles and cardiovascular system will help make day to day tasks easier.

Sleep better

Going to sleep each night, especially towards the end of your pregnancy can be challenging. When you are uncomfortable due to your belly, it can make sleeping be almost impossible. Working out daily will help you fall asleep easier.

Childbirth

The stronger you are when it is time to give birth, the easier giving birth will be. Exercising will help you keep your body in shape and prepare you for this time. Giving birth to a baby requires endurance and strength, just like exercise.

The benefits

Exercising while pregnant has a multitude of benefits. Take it slowly and listen to your body. Talk to your doctor before you start a program to make sure what you are doing what is safe for you and your baby. Exercising throughout your pregnancy will make you feel better from head to toe. In addition leading by example will help you bring up healthier children.

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Benefits, Childbirth, Energy Boosters, Exercise, Pregnant, Shape, Stress, Yoga

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author avatar Priyanka Bhowmick
26th Aug 2010 (#)

good exercise is really necessary while pregnant.. good article with helpful tips.

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