Staying active during pregnancy isn’t only beneficial for you – it’s also great for your baby! The trick is finding the right blend of exercise that gives you tangible results without creating too much stress. The entire nine months of pregnancy presents unique challenges for any expecting mother.
The right pregnancy workout can regulate mood swings and even help prevent gestational diabetes, one of the most common pregnant disorders. Serious metabolic issues aside, simply feeling great goes a long way toward making pregnancy more bearable.
This blog will focus on different movements to keep you energized and also leave you with that “whoosh” of energy and positive vibes. Ready? Let’s go:
Want to get a huge physical and mental boost? Get in the water. Swimming is one of the best exercises for anyone, especially so for those who are pregnant. Swimming keeps the extra pounds off (not the pregnant pounds, but the unwanted fat deposits that sometimes pop up during pregnancy), and also increases strength and flexibility. But the big benefit of swimming appears to be enhanced oxygen processing, which is a pretty big deal for both you and baby.
We’re not talking marathons sessions of hot yoga here; just a relaxed, evenly paced workout that’ll leave you and baby happy – and possibly ready for more! The great thing about yoga is that you can always “push yourself” a little more. Because yoga promotes superior breathing techniques and peace of mind, it’ll also prepare you for delivery day – pretty cool, huh?
Simple Body Workout with Weights
With a bottle of water, light hand weights and 10 minutes of spare time, this comprehensive yet totally achievable workout combines flexibility movements and strength exercises for a complete, not too vigorous workout. The key with any full-body workout is the correct pace; too slow, and you won’t gain anything. Too fast, and you’ll likely overtax your joints and muscles. Check it out!
Along with these beneficial workouts, attentive medical care can also help any pregnancy. And urgent care centers are here to help. In fact, Urgent Care Extra, the premier immediate care network in Arizona & Nevada, has more than 40 convenient office locations to help you out.
Best of all, no appointments are necessary. Whether you need to see a medical specialist regarding your pregnancy or other health issue, UCE can help you out today. To find out more about Urgent Care Extra’s unique brand of attentive, personalized medical care, please call our consultants at (480) 840-3075, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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