Here are some exercises that can help the ladies stay at their radiant best during pregnancy, says Sucheta Pal
Pregnancy is the most beautiful time in a women's life. In times like these, when most women believe in eating the best food and staying surrounded by happy people and happy thoughts, another critical aspect is to exercise. Exercising is a must for pregnant women as it helps them stay fit and healthy, the fact that I have stressed through all my article till now on Only My Health. However, the major problem lies at the fact that most women are unknown from the exercises, which should be done while pregnant.
So for the pregnant ladies, who are all set to embrace motherhood in every possible stylish way, here are some essential exercise tips to stay healthy and focused throughout the gestation period:
1# Warm-Up and cool down after exercising: It is a must that the ladies warm up properly before exercising. Without proper warm-ups, it is very much possible for pregnant women to strain the body for a negative impact on the baby. Before starting to exercise, a warm-up is essential to channel the energy of the body in the right manner. Also, once the exercise is done, pregnant ladies should cool down properly to get their heartbeat in control, to avoid the chances of palpitations.
2# Only go to a qualified health instructor: Never experiment at this time. Only go to a specialist and talk to the person in detail about your pregnancy, the month, the trimester and let the instructor design exercises as per your medical condition during pregnancy. It is a must that only qualified fitness instructors are trusted during this time for a healthy and safe pregnancy.
3# Eat healthy and hearty: With exercising, one should also eat a diet, which is in synch with their pregnancy needs. On average, a pregnant lady should have at least 300 calories in a day and focus equally on exercising for a healthy and safe pregnancy.
4# Prevent a back injury: Take every possible step to ensure that you do not hurt any of your body parts. The easiest target is the back. To prevent back injuries while exercising, it is a must to exercise only on a flat surface. A rough surface can harm the back and lead to some severe injuries. But, if you are in your 16th week or after, do not lie on your back for a longer duration as with the bump pressing on the blood vessels, it could reduce the flow of blood to the baby.
5#Hydration is a must: Stay hydrated and be sure to keep a check on the amount of water you have in a day. Also, do not forget to keep a bottle of water handy while working out as water is something, which is essential to prevent the chances of dizziness. Also, please do not get up suddenly after exercising as it may give you a head rush.
6# Talk while exercising: If you're exercising and are pregnant, then talking a little does not make much of a difference. Moreover, it is a good thing to talk as it can tell if the body is not going through much stress while working out. The sign here is breathlessness. If pregnant ladies feel breathless while exercising, one should stop right there and go slow.
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7#Do pelvic exercises: Pregnancy and birth weaken your pelvic floor muscles. Your pelvic floor muscles support organs when you jump, sneeze or cough, lift heavy things, and push your baby out after labour. Pelvic exercises are a must for pregnant ladies as it makes delivery a must smoother and healthier procedure. Also, once the baby pops out, parenting is a two-way job, where the ladies have to constantly be on their toes to mother the child.
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