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Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

It is a good habit to work out regularly. But this is a special period.

Therefore you should know what to do and what not before continuing your old regimen or starting a new one. Here are few pointers.

    Exercising during pregnancy - To do or not to do?

  • Mothers can undergo an exercise regime if it's regulated properly and under a medical supervision. Pregnancy is not a conducive time to start a rigorous regime or to gain or lose weight. However, if you are overweight, speak to your doctor about an exercise regime.

  • What exercise regime to follow?

  • You may begin with a routine walk of 15 to 20 minutes; do not exhaust yourself.

    A proper and nutritious diet should be maintained to ensure retention of liquids Mental calm should be maintained.

    Measures should be taken to ensure protection from harmful sun radiation.

    Walking is the safest regime that is easy and helps in cardio-vascular fitness.

    Yoga and prenatal yoga are excellent options and are recommended by doctors too Aerobic classes can be taken if modulated for pregnant women.

  • What to keep in mind?.

  • Exercise regime should be halted if following complications are found:

    Bleeding of vagina

    Increase in fatigue levels

    Breathing problems

    Contractions, dizziness

    Fluid leakage from vagina

    Increased heart beat at rest

    It is absolutely safe to exercise during pregnancy. Just follow the above guidelines and lead a healthy and happy pregnancy.