Benefits of exercise during pregnancyExercise prepares your body by strengthening the muscles and building endurance. The ideal workout gets your heart pumping, keeps you limber, and prepares your muscles without causing undue physical stress on you or the baby. Make sure you consult your healthcare provider before adopting an exercise regimen.
Cardiovascular, Flexibility and StrengthWalking is one of the best exercises for pregnant women. It keeps you fit without straining your legs, knees and ankles.
Walking at least 20 minutes a day is safe throughout the duration of pregnancy.
Swimming is an ideal exercise for pregnant women because it exercises both large muscle groups, provides cardiovascular benefits, and provides a low-weight, low impact environment in water.
Low-impact aerobics and dancing strengthen your heart and tones your body. Joining a class with other pregnant women ensures that each movement is safe for you and your baby.
Yoga helps in keeping your joints flexible and it can also strengthen your heart.
Stretching keeps your body limber and relaxed to prevent muscle strain and cramping. Add stretching to your cardiovascular exercises to get a complete workout.
If you take the necessary precautions and use good technique with slow and controlled movements, these exercises will help you handle your pregnancy with ease and comfort.