Exercising is no doubt one of the very healthy ways used to maintain the body shape of a woman during her pregnancy periods. However, medical experts have deduced that not all exercises are safe for pregnant women, so in this article, I will be sharing with you 5 healthy exercises that will help maintain your body shape during pregnancy.
1. Stomach-strengthening exercises
As your baby gets bigger, you may find that the hollow in your lower back increases and this can give you a backache. These exercises strengthen stomach (abdominal) muscles and may ease backache, which can be a problem in pregnancy.
Walking around is one of the stress-free exercises that should be done at the convenient time of a pregnant woman, because it provides great health benefits for the body, and can also help improve the body shape by preventing swelling of some body parts.
3. Calm Yoga
This form of exercise (taught by a certified yoga instructor) should be practiced by pregnant women because it helps to relax the nerves and spine region for better posture and shape. This exercise will be performed on the floor, and using a pillow will greatly help with keeping your spine neutral.
4. Basic Squat
With the growth of the baby, your back could start to move backward and your shoulders could round but with the help of this exercise, your shape will be maintained because it helps conserve the strength in your trunk, your hips, and your back during pregnancy.
Swimming, walking in water, and aqua aerobics allow for motion without putting pressure on the joints. Also, buoyancy may offer some relief from the extra body weight as the pregnancy progresses.
Please beware of the fact that these exercises mentioned above, should be done with the help of a certified instructor, most especially when the woman is unaware of the exercise.
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