Maintaining a regular #exercise routine throughout your #pregnancy can help you stay #healthy and feel your best. It can also improve your #posture and decrease some common discomforts like #backaches and #fatigue. There is evidence that it may #prevent #gestationaldiabetes (diabetes that develops during pregnancy), relieve #stress, and build more #stamina needed for #labor and #delivery.
If you are new to exercise, start out slowly and gradually increase your activity. Begin with as little as 5 minutes a day. Add
5 minutes each week until you can stay active for 30 minutes a day.
If you were very #active before pregnancy, you can keep doing the same #workouts with your health care professional’s approval. However, if you start to lose #weight, you may need to increase the number of #calories that you #eat.
Your #body goes through many #changes during pregnancy. It is important to choose exercises that take these changes into account:
#Joints- The hormones made during pregnancy cause the ligaments that support your joints to become relaxed. This makes the joints more mobile and at risk of injury.
#Balance-During pregnancy, the extra weight in the front of your body shifts your center of gravity.Because you are less stable and more likely to lose your balance, you are at greater risk of falling.
#Breathing- When you exercise, oxygen and blood flow are directed to your muscles and away from other areas of your body. As your belly grows, you may become short of breath more easily because of increased pressure of the uterus on the diaphragm. These changes may affect your ability to do strenuous exercise, especially if you are overweight.
There are a few precautions that pregnant women should keep in mind during exercise:
-Drink plenty of water before, during, and after your workout.
-Avoid becoming overheated, especially in the first trimester.
-Avoid standing still or lying flat on your back as much as possible.
Regular exercise can help you cope with the #physicalchanges of pregnancy and build stamina for the challenges ahead. If you haven't been exercising regularly, use pregnancy as your #motivation to begin.
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