Exercise tips for pregnancy
Regular exercise during pregnancy can improve health, reduce the risk of excess weight gain and back pain, and it may make delivery easier.
Moderate exercise during pregnancy may give a newborn a healthier start.
Exercise at any time can improve heart health and stamina, decrease fatigue and constipation, boost mood and energy levels, enhance sleep, and improve muscle strength.
A well-chosen exercise program can have the same benefits during pregnancy.
It is important to discuss any changes in exercise habits with a health care provider, to make sure you do the right kind of exercise at the right stage of pregnancy.
Fast facts about exercise during pregnancy
- Exercising during pregnancy can reduce the risk of excess weight gain, back issues, prepare muscles for childbirth, and can give the baby a healthier start in life.
- Those who do not already follow an exercise regimen already should ease into exercise.
- Exercise is important, but it should be low-impact, and it is important to know when to stop.
- Swimming, brisk walking, yoga, and stationary cycling are good ways to get fit during pregnancy.