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Exercising During Pregnancy

Exercising is good for the body, any form of exercise. Regular exercise during pregnancy can improve your posture, looks and decrease some common discomforts such as backaches and fatigue.



Regular exercises during pregnancy will:
Help you to carry the weight you gain in pregnancy.
Prepare you for the physical challenge of labour and birth.

Ease or prevent back pain and other discomforts

Boost your mood and energy levels
Help you sleep better
Prevent excess weight gain
Increase stamina and muscle strength
Improve your mood, and give you energy.
Help you to sleep better.

Make getting back into shape after your baby is born easier.

Most exercises are safe to perform during pregnancy, as long as you exercise with caution and do not overdo it. For most pregnant women who haven’t been exercising before pregnancy, at least 5 minutes of exercise would keep the body fit. You can start building it up to 10, 20 and 30 minutes of moderate exercise is recommended on most days of the week, if not all.

When And Why You Should Not Exercise  
Exercise may not be advisable if you have a medical problem, such as:
Heart disease

Exercising may also be harmful if you have a pregnancy related condition such as:
Bleeding or spotting
Low placenta
Threatened or recurrent miscarriage
Previous premature births or history of early labor
Weak cervix

The safest, most productive activities are swimming, brisk walking, indoor stationary cycling and you could go jugging too. While exercising, if you can’t speak normally, calm down, you’re probably pushing yourself too hard, you should be able to carry on a conversation while you’re exercising and don’t forget to drink a lot of fluids to avoid overheating.

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