fitness tips and yoga during pregnancy

Fitness tips during Pregnancy

If you are reading this article, it means you are pregnant or you are thinking of getting pregnant.  Whatever may be the reason, Pregnancy is undoubtedly one of the most miraculous and joyous experiences in a woman’s life.

Almost everybody has a comment to give. I am sure you must have experienced this!! You will often hear people around you say that you are more beautiful than you have ever been. But this is true, a lot of women do experience lush hair, strong nails, larger breasts, glowing skin etc. while pregnant. In order to keep this glow and to enjoy a healthy body, it is important that we realize that fitness is very important during these months.  But many women don’t know where to begin.

Moving the body is very important during pregnancy for natural labor, smooth delivery, and a healthy baby, until and unless your doctor has advised you to take bed rest because of any complications or any other medical reasons. Exercise during pregnancy helps to strengthen the back and also helps to prepare the muscles for a safe and easy childbirth. There are many other benefits of exercise during a pregnancy.

Here are a few fitness tips that you can follow during the pregnancy

Tip#1 New to fitness, not a fitness enthusiast:

You have never probably done any kind of exercise before. That is alright. If you are a beginner, then you can choose prenatal yoga, water aerobics or walking which can be continued until delivery. Walk 20 minutes a day at a slow pace. You can also introduce simple breathing exercises to your routine. Simple yoga exercises and stretching can also be added along with few squats and lunges. Slowly and gradually increase your exercise, obviously after consulting your gynaecologist.

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Tip#2  Already into fitness, avoid doing new stuff:

Instead of a general list, go for a separate list for everyone including your kid. Get always lightweight and easy to carry necessary things as your kid needs to attend every time and there is no option to take care of the extra items. Packing list for kids should include lightweight and colourful clothes, necessary medicines, milk powder, flask, blanket, toothbrush-toothpaste, cream and shampoo, diapers and pants, toilet paper, towel and things for playing and the other necessary items.

Tip#3 Exercise should not be strenuous:

We have to exercise during the pregnancy to stay active and strengthen the body. But there is another life that you are carrying and so you should go slow and should not do any strenuous exercise. Avoid exercises that increase the risk of abdominal trauma. Never exercise to the point of exhaustion.

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Tip#4 Wear comfortable clothes:

You don’t have to force yourself into your normal workout clothes. There are companies that specialize in making maternity fitness wear. Also choose supportive shoes designed specifically for the exercise you have chosen, to help prevent injury.

Tip#5 Hydrate:

Drink enough water before, during and after your workouts.


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