Work It, Mama!
Finding the right balance of activity while you’re expecting can provide a number of benefits including better weight management, improved digestive health and circulation, better sleep and less back pain.
Listen to your body
While you are pregnant you will want to continue being active for at least 30 minutes a day, but depending how far along you are in your pregnancy you may want to choose less-intense exercise. Be sure to stop if you feel pain or discomfort or become out of breath.
Stretch, but be gentle
You’ll also want to be more careful while stretching, as hormones in your body during pregnancy can make your joints a little weak.
Resistance is good
Muscle strength is also important while you are pregnant, and light resistance training will help maintain your muscle tone.
A strong stomach helps your back
Find safe exercises you can do to work your stomach muscles in order to help ease back pain. Also take time to do arm exercises to help you tote that bundle of joy everywhere you go.
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