A thousand and one myths revolve around what pregnant women should or
shouldn’t do. Some of them are; a pregnant woman should sit all day,
shouldn’t dance, shouldn’t wear heels, shouldn’t exercise and so on.
Well, the best advice for you all pregnant women out there is to study
yourself and also try to know which exercise you find easy doing. It’s
important you keep fit. If you are pregnant and fitness
is your priority, then consider safe exercises like walking, swimming,
prenatal Yoga and stretching, and attending low impact aerobic classes.
There are equally fitness apps you can look up to for inspiration.
Here are the four fantastic reasons why pregnant women need to keep fit;
1.Brings About Better Sleep:
finding a good position for pregnant women can really be a challenge,
but exercise will help you work off any excess energy and make you tired
which is enough to lull you into a more restful sleep.
uses up lots of energy, but regular bouts of exercise would help you
get through daily tasks and cope up with demanding schedule. Research
has it that keeping fit or exercising actually strengthens the
cardiovascular system which makes it difficult to get tired easily. When
your muscles are strong you need less effort to engage in other
activities like sitting through meetings in the office or grocery
3.Prepares For Childbirth:
better shape you’re in, the stronger you’ll be during labour and also
delivery time. Giving birth is likened to running a marathon, which
requires stamina, determination, and focus. Although it hasn’t been well
researched, but training for childbirth through exercise may ease labor
and even shorten the time it takes to deliver your baby.
4.Reduces Pregnancy Discomfort:
exercise stretches and strengthens your muscles, which helps your body
cope better with the aches and pains of pregnancy. Stretching eases
pain, walking improves your circulation, and swimming can strengthen
your abdominal muscles.
Keep fit while you are pregnant, and see yourself testify at delivery!