Exercise is appropriate at any stage of life, and pregnancy is not an exception. It can be very beneficial to your overall health.
Exercising when you are pregnant is highly recommendable for both the baby and the mother, who will be able to better control her physical condition and, in addition, it will act very positively on her state of mind.
It is important to talk to your doctor to determine which physical practice would be more beneficial and with what intensity you should practice. Without a doubt, a woman who can enjoy sports during pregnancy will feel much better in every way.
Benefits of exercising during pregnancy:
- Toning the muscles of the back, strengthening posture and avoiding pain.
- Control weight, avoiding unnecessary fat accumulation and, thus, being able to recover, after pregnancy, the figure.
- Improve gut health.
- Strengthen the joints.
- Control anxiety and stress.
- Feel more energetic and vital.
- Improve sleep quality.
- Control breathing during childbirth.
The type of exercise is directly related to the state or degree of pregnancy, in addition to the physical form that the mom to be previously had. For example, a woman who has hypertension, dizziness, fatigue, physical exercise will have more limitations.
Specialists indicate that the best activities for a pregnant woman are those related to water, for example, swimming or gentle water aerobics since these avoid or reduce effort and help to reduce fluid retention.
It is also highly recommended to do Pilates, yoga, or even walking every day for about 45 minutes, as all of these will act to provide more flexibility and strength in the muscles.
Exercise is good both before and after pregnancy, but it is equally beneficial to practice it in moderation during the months of pregnancy and always under medical supervision.