Healthy Pregnancy Exercise Tips

Healthy Pregnancy Exercise Tips
If you're pregnant, you should regularly engage in aerobic exercise and  physical activities, such as walking, swimming, dancing and cycling, to keep the body fit and ensure a healthy pregnancy. Always maintain a good habit of having regular exercise routine throughout your pregnancy.
Healthy Pregnancy Exercise Tips

1. Practice Safety
As a pregnant mother, you should be cautious with exercise activities that you involve yourself in. Make it as a good habit to constantly monitor your physical condition to ensure your safety and that of your unborn child.Other activities, such as jogging, can be done in moderation, especially if you were doing them before your pregnancy. Otherwise, avoid completely those exercises that require extensive jumping, bouncing, running, skipping, or  hopping. Also, avoid activities that increase your risk of falls or injury such as contact sports like softball, football, basketball, and volleyball.

2. Exercise at Least 30 Minutes Per Day
Have at least a 30 minutes or more of moderate exercise per day on most of the days of the week, unless you have a medical or pregnancy complication. Pregnant women with medical problem, such as asthma, heart disease, or diabetes, are not advisable to exercise.

3. Choose Low-Impact Exercises
Cycling is a great aerobic exercise to practice during pregnancy. In this case, only use a stationary bike to avoid injuring yourself and the baby.

Walking improves blood circulation in the body,Swimming is a relaxing activity that strengthens abdominal and shoulder muscles for pregnant women.Yoga practice prepares your body and mind for labor and birth. These type of exercise ensures smoother and easier delivery.

4. Drink Plenty Of Water
The risk of dehydration is increased during exercise in the pregnant women. It is therefore, advisable  to drink plenty of water, at least eight glasses a day and more when it's hot.