The Best Simple Exercises For Pregnant Women


Exercising while pregnant is important for the health of the woman and the unborn child. It improves the chances of safe delivery and minimizes the risks of developing complications during the gestation period. Doctors encourage this and recommend certain exercises for optimum results.

One of the most beneficial exercises for pregnancy is swimming. It helps to strengthen the limbs and also improves the conditions of the lungs and heart. It’s also fun when you feel lighter in water in spite of the extra weight you carry. It is better to swim in sanitized pools to reduce the chances of being infected.

Running is another good exercise for pregnant women. It can be done very quickly and requires no special equipment. After a good run, oxygenated blood flows faster to every part of the body and the unborn child also benefits from this. In addition, excess fat is burnt, thereby maintaining normal weight during the period.

You can also take a brisk walk when you have no strength to run. This is good for pregnant women who lack the physique for athletics but still want to keep fit and healthy.  A time table can be made to this effect and it is best to do it during free periods, usually early in the morning and after work in the evening. Endeavor to do it at least 30 minutes every day. You can create more time for this by keeping away the car keys for distances you can quickly cover by walking.

When your boss exempts you from work on certain days as a result of weakness, you can try mild exercises such as dancing. The gestation period is never a time to get bored as you can partake in many other activities you wouldn’t have time for with your normal routines.  So when next you are at home, turn the home theater system on and dance to those tunes you enjoyed with your husband when you first met him.

There are several forms of exercises that are beneficial for pregnant women.  Just don’t stress yourself and avoid exercises that will cause frequent contact with the bump you carry. Meet your doctor for advice or any expert in the field.



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