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There are many physical problems that women face during pregnancy. Some of them are backaches, neck aches, bloating, constipation, etc. No amount of rest or food items will ultimately reduce the intensity of these problems, and therefore, exercise is essential.
Many believe that exercising during pregnancy may prove harmful to the baby, but the opposite is true. A small amount of training that is not too intense and demanding for the body can help alleviate your physical stressors.
The choices you make during your pregnancy will determine your labor process and your baby’s health. One of the best choices you can make during pregnancy is to exercise. Daily exercise will help you keep your mind and body in a healthy condition.
It will also help in giving your baby a healthy start to their life. Having a 30-minute moderate exercise every day will be beneficial in preparing your body for pregnancy, reduce pain symptoms and provide an excellent start for you and your baby.
Before looking at some exercises, make sure you do a warm-up and a cool-down session before and after exercising and not overdoing anything.
Let us go through the 5 best exercises to follow during pregnancy:
Yoga keeps your mind calm and relaxed. It will help you to deal with the physical and emotional stress that you will experience during labor. Few poses are highly beneficial, such as the triangle pose, cat-cow pose, cobra stretch, etc.
Workouts or weight training is very beneficial for your bones and muscle strength. They help you to prevent body pain and aches, which are very common during pregnancy. You can include exercise which will train your biceps, triceps, legs, shoulders, and chest.
You need to listen to your body during these physical activities. If you feel too exerted or fatigued, discontinue doing that exercise or reduce the amount of time spent on that exercise.
A little bit of sweating is okay but being drenched in sweat is not. Make sure you don’t overdo anything, and if you feel any pain, discomfort, or strain, stop exercising for some days and stick to milder exercises like yoga or meditation.
Also, do not forget to drink lots of water and snack on nuts and seeds now and then, along with maintaining a balanced diet. Moreover, feel free to check out our article on Pregnancy Stages and Nutrition and the article on Pregnancy 101 with dietary during pregnancy, both based on the expert advice of Dr. Emi Grace, a certified Pregnancy Nutritionist with an MSc. in Dietetics. Furthermore, if you have hypothyroidism, our article on hypothyroidism provides simple diet changes and easy exercises you can follow to help control your thyroid disorder. If you aren’t very sure of any exercises, make sure you consult your practitioner.
Exercising is one thing that makes you feel better about yourself and so doesn’t forget to see it as a fun activity!