When a women is expecting a baby her body goes through a drastic change. Coping with this great change can be a challenge if it’s not dealt properly with. In order to cope with the changing shape and weight gain it is important to be more active and fit during the time of pregnancy. This also helps cope with the labor and getting back into shape after birth.
Exercise is never harmful for the human body; a daily walk, yoga or dance benefits not only the mother to be healthy but also the unborn baby. Plus, it has been statistically proven that active women have less problems in later pregnancy and labor. Pregnant women who exercise have less back pain, more energy, a better body image and, post-delivery, a faster return to their pre-pregnancy shape.
One thing that is very important to be acknowledged is that if you weren’t much active before the pregnancy, it would be a bad idea to start working out or exercising strenuously. If you tend to be starting an aerobic exercise Programme. Ensure that the instructor is aware of the pregnancy and takes all the precaution measures. A woman with such lifestyle should be starting the workout from 15minutes top to progressing up to 30minutes four times a week.
Tips for workout during pregnancy:
- Proper warm up and cool down before and after the workout.
- If you cannot take time out for yoga classes or gym workout, a simple half an hour walk should be better. But even if you cannot manage that any time is better than nothing.
- Women mostly living is hotter weather conditions should avoid strenuous workout or activity.
- While keeping the body active and fit, water and fluids should be an essential part of that phrase of life