Benefits of Exercising During Pregnancy

Exercising during pregnancy is not something which is unheard of. The benefits of exercising are known to everyone, but many are still ignorant of the benefits of exercising during pregnancy. Some women may even hold a negative view of exercising while being pregnant.

Others may argue that pregnancy is not the best time to exercise especially when you are stuck by morning sickness and other physical discomforts. For such and other women, it is now time to discover the health benefits of exercising and engaging in light to moderate physical activities during pregnancy.

There is a general tendency to remain inactive during these nine months. And on top of it, you are now required to eat more and sleep more. Yes, you now require extra calories for your baby inside your womb. Again, you need extra rest and extra sleep. But doing all these should not prevent you from exercising. It has been documented that exercises involving moderate physical activities such as walking and swimming is good for you and your unborn baby.

So if you are ready to endorse exercising, you must first talk to your physician. He is the right person to recommend you an appropriate exercise regime. How much hours of exercise you body requires in a week or otherwise depends on your medical condition, stage of pregnancy, and your health condition before becoming pregnant. A minimum of 30 minutes of physical activities in a day is usually recommended.

Now let’s discuss briefly the benefits of exercising while you are pregnant. Most importantly, you avoid excessive weight gain during pregnancy. Obesity during pregnancy can lead to pregnancy and delivery complications. Obese women also suffer from conditions such as pre-eclampsia and gestational diabetes.

Light to moderate physical activities will keep your weight within the permissible range. Secondly, engaging in exercises will also help in reducing physical discomforts during pregnancy such as leg cramps, varicose veins, constipation, sleeplessness, lower backache, sleeplessness etc. Lastly, exercising will help you to remain in shape even as the size of your belly keeps increasing. You will not suffer from complexities such as feeling fat or ugly. Rather you will discover the beauty and sexiness of being pregnant.