Work It Out – Bump Approved Fitness


There are a plenty of options when it comes down to each individual woman’s pregnancy and fitness levels. Here are some best tips for working out to make sure you remain fit and fabulous over the next few months.

1. Is it safe to exercise during pregnancy?

Exercising while pregnant is completely safe, but it’s always good to take a yes from your consulting gynecologist before starting the sessions as every body type is different and only they can determine that it’s safe for you to do the exercises or not. There are certain conditions that make exercising during pregnancy unsafe but if the mother is healthy and the pregnancy is normal then just a few changes to her regular routine is needed.

2. What types of Exercises are suitable for pregnancy?

You need to be physically active during pregnancy. It has terrific benefits that are associated with a better pregnancy outcome and even shorter labors. It’s a win-win for baby and for mom. Exercises which are suitable for pregnancy are Pilates, Kegels exercises, Stretching exercises, Pregnancy squats, Cardio exercises, Wall push-ups, Bicycling, and Lunges. These exercises will help in reducing the incidence of back pain, strengthen your muscles, keep you in shape and will increase the blood flow to your baby.

3. If I never exercised before, now is it safe to exercise while I’m pregnant?

If you have never exercised before, pregnancy is not the time to become exercise bunny. But that also doesn’t mean that you have to spend nine months sitting on the couch. Women should exercise during pregnancy for at least 30 minutes a day for 5days a week. The more active and fit you are during pregnancy, the easier it will be for you to adapt to your changing shape and weight gain.

4. What are the benefits of prenatal exercise?

There are multiple physical and psychological benefits that come from exercising during pregnancy. Exercise helps women to digest better, and their blood is more concentrated in oxygen and nutrients that go straight to the baby. Plus women feel stronger and more confident.

Here at Aster Nurture we take care of all your exercising needs and make your journey to motherhood more pleasant. For more information about our Antenatal Classes please call on 0553378460.

 

Ms. Mehreen Ashraf

Physiotherapy

Aster Hospital, Mankhool

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