Safe Exercises For Moms Who Don’t Exercise
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Today, our topic is Safe Activity Choices for Moms Who Don’t Exercise. As a pregnant mom, you may know that movement and exercise are both very important not only for the health of yourself, but also for your developing baby. If you’re a mom who does not already have an exercise routine, here’s some suggestions for you.
The first suggestion is walking, or brisk walking. Brisk walking is an excellent way to stay in shape throughout your pregnancy. Walking is a great exercise for your pregnancy because it can be done anywhere, at any time, and best of all, it’s free. Brisk walking for up to thirty minutes a day is ideal, and can be practiced late into your pregnancy.
The second suggestion is pilates. Pilates is a great way to stay healthy and fit throughout your pregnancy. Pilates is also a low-impact form of exercise, so it’s very easy and kind to your joints. Pilates also targets the muscles most affected by pregnancy which are the muscles that you’ll need to keep strong when it comes time for labor and delivery. Pilates exercises can also be modified to reflect the changes in your body throughout your pregnancy from the first trimester until delivery. Additionally, the deep breathing and the gentle stretching that accompanies almost all pilots exercises are a great way for you to practice your breathing techniques for labor. It can even be used as pain management during contractions.
A third suggestion is be swimming, or water aerobics. Swimming and water aerobics are not only ideal, but are also very safe and effective. Swimming can tone and stretch all the muscles in your body. Moreover, the gravity-free environment is very kind to your joints.
Our last recommendation is yoga. Whether you have experienced the benefits of yoga prior to pregnancy or if you are starting yoga for the first time, you are sure to feel immediate benefits. The gentle stretching and the deep breathing help to keep you calm and focused. The breathing techniques used can be quite effective to relax you and take away some of the stresses in your life.
Ultimately, it is important to just keep moving. Regardless of what activity you decide to do throughout your pregnancy, it’s important that you integrate exercise and activity into your lifestyle.
Do you have any exercises that have worked well for you?