So... you know you should exercise but not sure what to do?
Here's some guidelines for you and your Belly!
you know, regular exercise builds bones and muscles, gives you
energy, and keeps you healthy.
benefits of being active are, reducing backaches, constipation,
bloating and swelling; gives you energy; improves your mood;
improves your posture; promotes muscle tone, strength and
endurance; and helps you sleep better.
We've been told that the hormones produced during pregnancy
cause your ligaments that support your joints to become relaxed
so avoid jerky or high-impact motinos that can increase your
risk of injury. In addition, try to avoid activities that
call for jumping, jarring motions or quick changes in direction
that may strain your joints or cause injury.
forms of exercise are safe during pregnancy but some types may
involve positions and movements that may be uncomfortable or
harmful for pregnant women. For example, after twenty
weeks of pregnancy, you should not do exercises that require you
to lie flat on your back. Why you ask? Because it
may be more difficult for your blood to circulate!
Walking is great exercise in addition to swimming, stationery bike
of course, as will become very clear, exercise is most practical
the first two trimesters of your pregnancy.
Always begin your exercise session with a warm-up period and end
your session with a cool-down.
for goodness sake, drink plenty of water!
Before you begin any exercise program, it is essential to
consult with your primary care physician and obtain an exercise
program tailored specifically for you.