There is a common misconception among pregnant women that pregnancy will make them fat. To some extent this statement is true. But it is a false belief that a women cannot exercise and stay fit throughout her pregnancy, thus limiting the accumulation of fat in the body.
Contrary to popular belief, doing the right exercises during pregnancy can really help expectant mothers to control their mood swings and cravings. Exercising during pregnancy is actually as important as maintaining a balanced diet during pregnancy. Women who exercised regularly in the pre-pregnancy period must remember that they cannot continue with all the exercises they did back then and must undertake new work out routines.
The best way to exercise during pregnancy is to join an expectant mother’s exercise class. This can be very beneficial as the instructors are trained specifically to work with expectant mothers and thus you know you are safe in their hands. Also, you will get to interact with other women who are facing the same scenario in their lives, and going through similar bodily changes, and so, you will feel more comfortable in their midst.
During pregnancy the best form of exercise is said to be practicing a daily yoga routine. Yoga is one of the safest forms of exercise as it does not put any strain on any part of the body and actually helps you stay fit by working on every muscle group in your body in an effortless way. It also helps you stay relaxed and calm, thus making pregnancy that little bit easier.
Aerobic and strength training exercises are also great ways to stay fit during pregnancy. These exercise forms help to develop the cardiovascular endurance of the woman and also assist in the establishment of better muscle tone and control. These exercises come in handy when the woman faces the strain of the developing child and also during labour pains.
But no matter what exercise regime one wants to follow, it is essential that you discuss it with your gynaecologists before starting. This is because, everyone’s body is different and some women might not be able to do certain exercises that other women take for granted during pregnancy.
Celebrity moms can be excellent idols if you doubt the need for exercise. Well known models and actresses such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Julianne Moore and Gisele Bundchen love doing yoga. They have spoken about the benefits of doing this form of exercise during their pregnancy period in numerous interviews and talk-shows. Reese Witherspoon and Madonna too have openly declared that their perfect bodies even post pregnancy are all because they maintained a proper diet and through regular yoga sessions.
Ellen Pompeo, Jennifer Garner, Jennifer Lopez and Rachael Weisz have a common factor. They have all undertaken a Pilates regimen through their pregnancy periods. They have all spoken openly about the need and the importance of maintaining this regular form of exercise.
So, if you want a body as perfect as all these celebrities then do not skip exercise during your pregnancy period. Always remember, that good food and proper exercise will do wonders not just for your health, but also your child’s.
Grace Pamer is the author of www.RomanticFrugalMom.com, one womans quest to keep romance alive no matter what the odds. Connect with her on Facebook or Twitter for Romance Tips and advice any time you need.
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