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Benefits Of Exercising When Pregnant

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Exercise has benefits for everyone. Age is not a factor, nor is ethnicity, height, or experience. Working out can also benefit expecting mothers. Most women benefit greatly from exercising throughout their pregnancy. According to an article by Zawadski the benefits of exercising when pregnant include:

  • Helping to relieve backaches
  • Improving posture by strengthening and toning muscles in the back, butt, and thighs
  • May help prevent or treat gestational diabetes
  • Increasing energy levels
  • Noticeable mood changes towards more positive
  • Reduction in constipation by accelerating movement in the intestine
  • Increasing the muscle tone, strength, and endurance
  • Improving in sleep and quality of sleep
  • Improving the ability to cope with the pain of labor
  • Helping women regain pre-pregnancy fitness and shape more quickly

    Any pregnant woman wanting to exercise should always talk with their healthcare provider first.  The personal trainer or instructor should make sure that it is known to the pregnant client’s medical doctor that she will be starting an exercise routine. This is to make sure that there are no complications with the pregnancy where the mother to be could endanger the baby. Usually there is no problems but occasionally there are extreme cases where the mother to be should be on bed rest. So it is important to check with your doctor first.

    Happy Exercising!

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