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Best Kinds of Exercise for Pregnancy

Jan 2nd 2016 at 1:15 PM

Keeping yourself physically active during pregnancy can aid you stay healthy and always feel good. It reduces discomforts like fatigue and backaches and also improves your posture. Evidence is available that it also relieves stress and creates the stamina required for labor and delivery. Even if you never exercised before, you can start an exercise schedule during pregnancy after an approval from your doctor. Research suggests that exercise during pregnancy reduces the risk of gestational diabetes.

Importance of exercise during pregnancy

  • It improves sleep
  • It boosts mood
  • It relieves pains and aches
  • It strengthens muscles and build endurance thus preparing for childbirth
  • It helps you regain your shape much easily after the baby is born

Recommended exercises during pregnancy

Engaging in the following activities is safe for pregnant moms. Some of them may not show impact during the end months of your pregnancy. It is always advisable to seek consultation from your healthcare provider before you start any exercise activity.


Walking is a very beneficial exercise for your body. It gives your heart a workout. It is comfortable and safe throughout the pregnancy. Stretch slowly before you start and then start slowly. You should set a goal of walking for at least 30 minutes a day using a best elliptical under 1000. Wear suitable shoes to reduce pressure on your feet and the risk of falling.


Swimming is a safe and ideal form of exercise during pregnancy. It exercises your legs and arms and keeps the body fit without adding weight. It works your lungs and heart and allows you enjoy a cardiovascular exercise that does not cause overheating. It is also safe from falling while in the pool. Exercising when standing on water supports your bump and is also gentle to your joints. It helps to reduce back pain and leg swelling during late pregnancy.


Yoga contributes to retaining muscle flexibility and tone and improves your posture. It is kind to joints compared to other more active types of exercises. Stretching helps to keep you elastic but don’t overdo it. Yoga contributes to relaxing the mind and the body. It also helps in relaxation and breathing during labor.


Going to an aerobics class weekly helps you to have a regular time to exercise. It is safe if you are engaging in low-impact activities. This contributes to protecting the joints and safe movements for the baby.


These exercises strengthen your pelvic muscles and tummy. It helps you to learn how to control your breathing during exercises and how to relax. Pilates aims the muscles that can become feeble during pregnancy by supporting them protecting them from a strain.



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