Workout While Your Pregnant from Ways You Can Workout While Pregnant
Ways You Can Workout While Pregnant
Workout While Your Pregnant
“Staying in shape during pregnancy is about much more than just moving,” says says Rebekah Borucki, a fitness and yoga instructor and the founder of BEXLIFE and the BLISSED IN® wellness movement. "Exercise is essential, but so is your mental health and diet." Borucki said that in uncomplicated pregnancies, most times it’s safe for the mother to continue with the exercise routine she was following before, but she says that low-impact exercises are most ideal. Continue reading to find out which types of workouts and exercises Borucki recommends most for pregnant women.
Borucki says that yoga is one of her favorite ways to exercise while pregnant. “My growing body provides all the extra weight I need to make my yoga practice a powerful one,” she said. “However, in yoga, deep twists and lying on your back for extended periods of time should be avoided—especially in the second and third trimesters."
Resistance training is another form of exercise that pregnant women can engage in safely. Just make sure that you’re comfortable while working out and remember that you shouldn’t be aiming to lift heavier weights than what you were comfortable with before or pushing your body too intensely.
Similar to walking, swimming or yoga, stair climbing—whether on a machine at the gym or a standard staircase— is another low-impact workout that can help you effectively maintain your health and fitness while pregnant. Just make sure to go slowly and take extra caution, as it’s not recommended that pregnant women engage in activities that create an increased risk for falling.