Benefits of prenatal exercise
Prenatal exercise can help keep energy levels high and also has great health benefits. A fitness routine can help you:
Soothe aches and pains
Toned muscles not only make you look better but also help improve your posture, prevent back pain, swollen ankles, and varicose veins. Why? Exercise increases your circulation, soothing aching back muscles, and helping draw off the extra fluid that can pool in your ankles and feet.
Working out also will help you to manage your weight gain. Even walking for 30 minutes four times a week can keep off excess pounds.
Regular exercise helps you to stay flexible. Ten minutes of prenatal stretches can give you additional flexibility and strength. Flexibility is especially helpful during labor and can help you get back into shape faster after delivery.
A good workout will reduce stress, letting you work off your frustrations and anxieties. When you’re finished with your day’s exercise program, you should feel calm and peaceful. You can also develop breathing techniques that can help during labor.
Safe exercises during pregnancy