Benefits for exercise during pregnancy
Nothing is more exciting than finding out that you are expecting a baby. There are so many things to consider: do you find out the gender, are you going to use disposable or cloth diapers, will you bottle or breastfeed, the list goes on and on. As your pregnancy progresses, your body will also start to undergo a host of physical changes. Should you exercise during this time? Is it safe for you and the baby? It is recommended that women who are pregnant should aim to exercise at least 20 – 30 minutes a day. Studies show that women who exercise before, during and after pregnancy may gain many health benefits if they are properly supervised. Exercising during this time should help work out the kinks and loosen you up (for childbirth). Your pregnancy and labor will be much easier if you are healthy.
The main goal during this time is to get your heart pumping and to prepare your muscles to handle the physical demands of pregnancy.
There are many benefits for prenatal and postnatal clients.
1) More energy during pregnancy
2) Helps you sleep better (and we all know how tired you can get during the 3rd trimester)
3) Lower risk of complications in pregnancy
4) Reduced Stress
5) Less Anxiety
6) Shorter labor time
7) Quicker Recovery after delivery
8) Improve your self-image
Please check with your health care provider about exercising during your pregnancy before starting any exercise program. After you get their approval, make sure that you listen to your body and don’t overdo it!