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Benefits of squats during pregnancy

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Squats is a popular exercise that helps increase lower-body strength. It's a versatile workout that can be done with or without equipment and targets a variety of body groups.

Squatting is a classic form of exercise that midwives recommend to pregnant women because has a number of potential benefits throughout pregnancy and during labor.

Here are benefits of squats during pregnancy

1 It maintains a healthy body weight

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Weight gain during pregnancy can be harmful if it exceeds a particular threshold. Excess weight gain during pregnancy can be caused by excessive fat storage and squats helps you stay active and maintain a healthy weight.

2 It can help with minor aches and pains

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Squatting can help alleviate pregnancy symptoms like constipation, poor bladder control, varicose veins, sleeplessness, heartburn, and leg cramps.

3 It helps prevent pregnancy-related complications

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Squatting during pregnancy can help women who are at risk of developing gestational diabetes prevent or manage it by improving glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity, as well as reducing hypoglycemic episodes by increasing glycogen stores in the liver and muscles.

4 It helps in faster recovery

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After pregnancy, an active mother heals quickly and returns to her pre-pregnancy form in terms of energy, pain, muscle strength, weight loss, toned abdomen, and endurance.

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