Now that you're carrying a new life, ensure that you get the exercise you need.
Pregnancy is not a goodbye to sports!
It is tempting to believe the myths about sports during pregnancy. But hey, please do not fall prey to those excuses and spend nine months on the couch! Truth is that staying active during pregnancy has a lot of benefits. Also, it makes it much easier to get back into the groove after giving birth.
So, stop listening to rumours about what you should and shouldn't do. Rather look into the benefits of exercise during pregnancy. Do consult your doctor and seek help to chart a plan to incorporate fitness into your life!
1. Boosts your energy
While tiredness during pregnancy is real, the mental thought that you are energised, healthy, and revitalised from a workout session will be enough to keep your endorphins up all day. Daily exercise will definitely increase your energy levels, which can be lower than usual during pregnancy.
2. Keep pregnancy-related complications at bay
Even a very healthy seeming person may find new issues arise from the time of being pregnant. Gestational diabetes and other health complications are very normal during pregnancy. Exercising daily, or even a few times a week can help reduce your risk of such pregnancy-related complications.
3. Keeps you calm
Practising yoga regularly keeps you calm and stretches tired and overused muscles. From your physical body to your emotional state, prenatal yoga is a key ingredient to a healthy, happy pregnancy. The safest way to practise yoga during pregnancy is to look for a prenatal yoga class with a certified instructor.
4. Easy way to reduce morning sickness
In a pool or any other water body, you weigh just a tenth of what you do on land.
Swimming is a perfect activity for expecting women, not only because of the benefits of exercise but also the relief from a number of common pregnancy aches and pains. It is also true that the cool water provides welcome relief from nausea and thereby reduces morning sickness!
5. Keep sickness away!
You can’t afford to fall sick while you are pregnant. Exercising regularly helps keep your immune system in tip-top shape, reducing your risk for colds and flu during your pregnancy. So stay active and eat a lot of blueberries and antioxidants to keep sickness away!
6. Build your ‘MAMA’ squad
Joining the prenatal class will give you the opportunity to meet other expectant Moms. It is a good way to connect to Mom’s going through similar situations as yours. This might also become a great support and will help you curb postpartum depression and feelings of loneliness.
There is a multitude of reasons to exercise during your pregnancy. Some of the best pregnancy exercises you could try to include prenatal yoga, walking, water exercise and working with weights to tone muscles. However, it is always a good idea to seek the advice of your doctor (a wise move even when you're not pregnant) before you get started! Further, if you need any assistance in connecting to a coach reach out to us!