Pregnancy is certainly a very critical period in a woman’s life. She witnesses changes to her body that she had not known before and she is posed with many risks to her health and her baby’s health. Pregnancy requires a lot of care and concern.
One of the most common mistakes that pregnant women make is that they avoid exercise of any kind. It is true that over-exercising can prove to harmful for the baby. However, who said anything about not exercising at all? You need to exercise on a moderate level of intensity and time. However, the fact remains that you will have to exercise.
Some of the advantages of exercising are listed below to get you excited and started on this healthy routine.
Get rid of that back pain and keeps it away
Backache is a common problem of pregnant women. What happens is that as the baby increases in size and gains weight, it exerts more and more pressure on the back of the mother. Now, if your back is not strong enough to support this extra weight of the baby, along with your own increased weight, then it is bound to ache.
Exercising will help to improve the strength as well as flexibility of the muscles of your back. This will enable your back to give proper support so that you become free of any back pain.
Corrects your posture
Staying in a correct posture will help your baby to position itself correctly so that no complications occur while giving birth. Exercise will help you keep a correct posture. It will tone your butt and thighs.
Ensures good digestion
It helps to enhance your intestinal movements, thereby helping you better digestion. This will keep you away from digestive problems like constipation.
Keeps your joints strong
It will make your joints more flexible and hence more able to resist jerks and shocks. The extra weight can cause your joints to become weak. However, exercising regularly will help you strengthen your joints and resist any wear and tear.
Helps you rest well
You will need plenty of sleep to ensure proper rest to your baby and yourself. Exercising is a great stress buster. Hence, it will keep you stress free and help you enjoy your sleep well.