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Pregnancy Workouts to Keep You Fit and Healthy When Pregnant

When it’s time for pregnancy, most start to fret about their post-delivery body shape; through fitness was never on their to-do list anyway. Are you one of them? Well, that’s a good enough concern to start exercising and keep yourself fit.

These workouts do not aim at muscle growth, instead focuses on developing muscle endurance, tone, and power. Besides keeping you in shape, these exercises will help your body conform to the transformation that pregnancy brings, and disapprove the inabilities that come along.

Yoga

yoga pregnancy

Did you know that yoga can make labor quick and less painful? This is probably the biggest reason you need to opt for it. Besides that, yoga helps you relax, reduce back pains and majorly strengthens your core, to give you a good posture. Pregnancy yoga can help you relax and ease your pains; over time, it gets you ready for labor. Consult an expert if any position or pose causes discomfort.

Walking

Walking pregnancy
Aliso Viejo, California, USA — Pregnant Hispanic woman running in remote area — Image by © Erik Isakson/Blend Images/Corbis

If you aren’t used to exercising, brisk walking is the best option to start with, and considering your pregnancy, it’s the safest workout you can continue until your due date. Find a good place to walk and start off with 10 minutes a day, aiming to reach 30 minutes on a daily basis for 4-5 days a week. It will get your muscles toned and strengthen your walk to bear the change in your body over the months.  When abdominal exercises are a big no, and walking is the only extent you can push your workout to, there are simple ways to lose belly fat like eating right, regular intake of dairy food, etc, without working out.

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