Updated: Dec 4, 2021
Staying fit during pregnancy is crucial for every mother – the more active you are, the easier it will be for you to adapt to your changing shape and weight gain, as well as helping you cope with labor and get you back into shape after birth.
You should keep up your normal daily physical activity, whether this is sport, jogging, yoga, dancing or even walking, for as long as you feel comfortable. One massive myth that should be addressed is the fact that exercising during pregnancy is not harmful for your baby!
Follow the following tips though, to make sure you exercise properly:
Do not exhaust yourself!
You should be able to hold a conversation whilst you are exercising - As a general rule, if you are not able to hold a normal conversation without getting out of breath, use this as an indicator that you are exercising too strenuously.
Stick to light exercising - if you did not do strenuous exercise before pregnancy, do not use this as a chance to start. Instead, just do your normal pace of exercising on a daily basis.
Inform your coach - If you are a part of a class with an instructor, make sure you inform them that you are pregnant, how many weeks and remember to check whether they are qualified or not!
Always warm up before exercising and cool down afterwards!
Try keep active on a daily basis - 30 minutes of walking on a daily basis can be enough, but if this is too much, any amount is better than nothing.
Drink plenty of water and other fluids when exercising.
Stay tuned to find out what exercises are best to perform during your pregnancy.
Our personal trainers at PardaFit are qualified and trained to help you exercise best to meet your needs. If you are pregnant, you should let our personal trainers know and they will take their utmost best to ensure you have the most optimised exercise experience.