For most of us a regular exercise routine is ideal for keeping fit and maintaining good health, but there have been varying opinions in the past about women engaging in prenatal exercise. However, research conducted by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists have proven the benefits of exercising during pregnancy as being very beneficial. Keep in mind that we are not experts in pregnancy so if you are pregnant we advise you to speak with your doctor about working out during pregnancy.
Most moms want to work out and eat healthy throughout their three trimesters, especially if they are already active women, but then real-life and things like morning sickness make their presence. If you can keep some of the real-life hiccups under control, here are 8 reasons why you may want to exercise during pregnancy.
Benefits to Working Out While Pregnant
Prenatal exercise can help to increase your physical energy and stamina.
Working out helps you to sleep well.
Working out supports and maintains your shape and posture both during pregnancy and after.
You will have higher chances of safer delivery the stronger you are.
Exercising promotes a lower heart rate.
Working out is great for mood enhancement.
Exercise is very good at keeping away depressions and anxieties.
Prenatal exercise enhances a quicker recovery after childbirth.
If you are already an active woman, then it is at least advised to not try anything more difficult than you already do. If you have never done Crossfit before, now is not the time. However, you may learn that prenatal yoga is just what your body needed. Take it slow, pay attention to your body and keep your blood flowing as much as possible.