20 Jul 2016 | 4 min Read
Dr. Riddhi Kataria
Author | 8 Articles
Pregnancy is no excuse to turn yourself into a slob. In fact, it gives you even more reasons to stay fit especially if you want a safe and happy childbirth, and every Hollywood & Bollywood celebrity swears by its effectiveness. So start feeling good right away.
Now is also the appropriate time to bust the silliest myth about pregnancy, which is ‘No Exercise during pregnancy’. Wisdom, rather, lies in working out the ‘right’ muscles during your pregnancy. Exercise for atleast 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week to ensure ‘All is Well’!
To elaborate further, exercise during pregnancy has awesome benefits like:
Here are some exercise forms that you can choose from:
Source:Prana Yoga School
It’s the most stress-free and comfortable way to stay fit. It helps you stay flexible and fit. It also helps minimise your muscle strain that is natural during pregnancy and it smoothens your breathing making it more regular and efficient.
These exercises help you strengthen your pelvic floor muscles which in turn, help during the process of delivery. Try it out for a happy labor experience.
These exercises reduce the incidence of back pain during pregnancy by strengthening the back and shoulder muscles.Try it out for a backache free pregnancy.
These exercises boost your blood circulation tremendously besides controlling back pain during pregnancy. They deserve to be a part of your fitness regimen.
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Pregnancy squats are another cool thing you can do during pregnancy. It’s super amazing as it gives your baby maximum space to move inside the womb and also opens and stretches the pelvic muscles, which goes a long way in easing labor.
Cardio exercises, like running, swimming and others also play a key role in maintaining a fit bod during pregnancy. It also increases your heart rate, improves blood supply to your baby, and prevents backaches and abdominal pain. So it’s better that you go cardio for overall fitness.
Wall push ups are essentially strength exercises that help in toning up your arm muscles besides strengthening your leg and back during the first two trimesters of your pregnancy.
Lunges help in strengthening your pelvic and abdominal muscles and also give your knees and calf muscles some exercise so that they can take the increasing weight of you and your baby.
Here are also some tips to help you have the best workout ever :
Thus you have so many options to stay fit during pregnancy. So wear your gym pants again and start working out. It’s the best thing that you will ever do, for yourself and your baby, alongside following a healthy and nutritious diet.
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