Safe Exercises to Do During Pregnancy

If you are pregnant and had been exercising all your life, you can still continue, only decrease it a little so as to not stress the fetus and yourself. If you have not exercised before, pregnancy is a good time to start doing some mild exercises as it decreases your chances of developing gestational diabetes and also keeps you healthy, strong and gives you the strength to go through labor and any other physical complications that can occur during the delivery.

1.Swimming

Swimming is a great way to exercise when you are pregnant. Since you are floating, a lot of weight is taken off your legs and back. You also get to work out the whole of your body without straining yourself. If it tires you, use less of your legs and float as much as you can. Swimming is the safest exercise to do when you are pregnant.

2.Walking

Set your pace, and walk as much as you can when you are pregnant. Do not walk too fast and perspire a lot. The goal is to get some exercise done and not lose weight. Take your dog out for a walk or just go for a walk by yourself. Your walk should calm you down and not give you stress.

3.Tennis and racquetball

These games are good to play when you are pregnant. But do not play in a competitive mode and remember that you are pregnant and don’t risk too many sudden movements and power shots. Keep the game slow and easy and move around the ground without running too hard.

4.Yoga

You cannot do all the yoga moves and that is precisely why you have prenatal yoga. Follow the advice of the yoga instructor and do not do any positions or moves that would cause discomfort to the fetus.

5.Indoor stationary biking

It is safer to cycle indoors than go out as there would be a lot of unexpected surprises on the road. The sounds and the traffic can also be doubly stressful when you are pregnant. Start cycling on a stationary bike as it also gives you the luxury of getting off and not cycling when you feel like it.

6.Jogging

You can jog in moderation when you are pregnant. Just do not jog in hard surfaces. Try going for a slow run on a lawn or on the beach. You should not let the fetus feel too much shakes and vibrations, so choose a soft surface if you want to jog.