Pregnancy and exercise: Baby, let’s move!

Pregnancy may seem like the perfect time to sit back and relax. You may feel more tired than usual, your back may ache, and your ankles may be swollen. But guess what? There’s more to pregnancy and exercise than skipping it entirely. Unless you’re experiencing serious complications, sitting around won’t help. In fact, pregnancy can be a great time to get active — even if you haven’t exercised in a while.

Why exercise during pregnancy?

During pregnancy, exercise can:

  • Ease or prevent back pain and other discomforts
  • Boost your energy level
  • Prevent excess weight gain
  • Reduce the risk of gestational diabetes, pregnancy-related high blood pressure and postpartum depression
  • Increase stamina and muscle strength, which helps you prepare for labor

 

  • for the rest of the article click here http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/pregnancy-and-exercise/PR00096

 

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One Response to Pregnancy and exercise: Baby, let’s move!

  1. I work with lots of pregnant women and I recommend exercise for almost all of them. I have found that exercising throughout pregnancy really does help reduce aches and pains and get the body ready for labor and delivery. It keeps mom and baby healthy. Of course you do want to check with your doctor before starting a new exercise routine.

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