Exercising when you are pregnant is actually good for you and your baby as it can reduce high blood pressure, lower your risk of gestational diabetes, control hormones and help you to prepare for labor. But, before starting your fitness program, you should definitely talk to your doctor about exercising during pregnancy and find out all the necessary information and recommendations.
Some great reasons to exercise when you are pregnant :
Strengthen your body and mind A few studies have shown that exercise during pregnancy can reduce the time of labor and delivery. It helps you strengthen your mind and prepare your body for the labour. You may have speedy delivery and even speedy recovery thanks to staying fit during pregnancy.
Boost your baby’s brain activity A study conducted by researchers at the University of Montreal in 2013 showed that 20 minutes of moderate exercise, 3 times a week, enhances your baby’s brain power. Before this study, people only know that exercise can increase their brain activity, not their baby’s brain.
Better sleep Sleep troubles are common during pregnancy, especially in the third trimester. Regular light exercises are known to help women sleep soundly and keep the baby rested as well.
Relieve back pain Back pain during pregnancy is again a very common problem and can be relieved by exercising. To strengthen your core, you can only do the plank. Don’t lie on your back when you exercise, as this lowers blood flow to your baby.
Reduce your risk of gestational diabetes Gestational diabetes occurs to women during pregnancy when they have a lot of sugar in your blood even though they have never had the history of diabetes before. So lower your risk by keeping your weight under control, exercising, and eating only healthy foods.
Balance your hormones Since, your hormones change during your pregnancy, mood swing are quite often. To reduce your mood swings, try exercising regularly as it can help balance your hormones as well as boost your confidence.
There is no substitute for customized professional advice given by a qualified nutritionist. We urge you to speak to your personal dietician or if you need help, contact a nutritionist at Qua Nutrition.
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