Welcome back Mama’s! This month we are all about exercise during pregnancy. If you thought pregnancy was your ticket to sit on your bum for 9 months we have news for you! Experts recommend getting at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise daily during pregnancy, unless you fall under the high-risk category or have a medical condition.
The good news is that if you were active prior to pregnancy, you can more or less maintain the same level of activity. Sure you might need to modify some of your exercises, but if you’re smart about it, pregnancy shouldn’t put much of a change in your physical fitness plans.
Be sure to also check in with your Doctor to see what you can and cannot be doing before continuing your exercise routine or starting a brand new one. Each pregnancy is unique and they can let you know if you fall under a higher risk category as that can come with some important restrictions.
We are going to dive into exercise this month to give you tips and tricks and well as do’s and don’t to help keep you fit and fab through your pregnancy. What you wont find from us is an excuse to not to ;)
There are some major benefits to exercising during your pregnancy.
- Boost your energy levels
- Help you to sleep better
- Improve your circulation
- Reduce swelling
- Reduce the pains associated with pregnancy.
- Lifts your mood
Also regular exercise will help you gain a healthy amount of weight, when it is normal and excepted to be putting on more kgs at this time (it would be unhealthy not to). Remember a healthy weight gain during your pregnancy is between 10-16kgs depending on your pre-pregnancy weight. Your doctor will also guide you on this if you are unsure for yourself.
Afraid of they gym or never been? No problem one of the best exercises you can do during your pregnancy can be done outside of a gym, walking. Brisk walking is one of the easiest forms of exercise and does many things for your brain and body. It’s also a great time to practice mindfulness, which we spoke about here
We also found a great video with a couple of exercise you can do at home as well as some extra tips. You can also sign up for their monthly online workout program at https://knocked-upfitness.com/