• Pregnancy Exercise Dos and Don’ts

    Follow these exercise tips specialized for pregnant mommies to achieve a healthier body for you and your baby.
    by Inna Abinuman .
  • preggy exerciseFor pregnant moms who want to engage in some healthy exercise, here are some tips to consider.

     

     

    What you should do...

    • Start your fitness while trying to conceive, instead of when you’re already pregnant.
    • Listen to what your body is saying: If you’re tired or feeling any discomfort, it may mean that the nature, duration, or intensity of your exercise has to be changed.
    • Warm up and cool down before and after exercising.
    • Bring along the father of the baby so that the two of you can get fit together.

     

    ... and what you shouldn’t

    • Get dehydrated or overheated. Always bring a water bottle and avoid exercising in high temperatures.
    • Perform exercises that use one foot at a time, especially for a long period; this could harm the pelvic structure.
    • Lie flat on your back too long or stand in one place for a period of time; both may inhibit blood flow to the fetus.
    • Overdo or strain yourself in performing any of the movements.

     

    Photo from flickr.com

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