Exercises For The First Trimester
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Today we are discussing exercise during your first trimester. Exercising appropriately during this period can make your entire pregnancy a better experience because it gets you off to a good start. Establishing a consistent routine in your first trimester should be your focus. Below are some tips.
During your first trimester you should work to achieve good body mechanics and good posture through abdominal strength as well as understanding how to achieve a good pelvic floor contraction through kegels. It is during this time that you should practice your relaxation and breathing techniques. These techniques will be employed through your entire pregnancy to keep you calm and focused. Even more importantly, proper breathing can help inhibit some of the stress getting to baby.
Did you know that exercise can also alleviate some of the symptoms of morning sickness including fatigue and nausea? Walking for 30 minutes at a time can help make you feel that much better. There are some other essential exercises that you should be incorporating into your regular routine. If you have an existing routine at this point, you shouldn’t need to modify it too much just yet.
Essential exercises include chest openers to tone your shoulders as well as pelvic tilts and hip circles to strengthen your abdominal muscles and alleviate any back discomfort that you might be feeling. Lateral flexion and spinal rotation should be integrated and don’t forget to include breathing exercises.
Ultimately, during the first trimester, your focus should be on establishing a consistent routine and to just keep on moving. Make exercise a daily part of your life beginning in your first trimester and reap the benefits throughout your pregnancy.