Exercise during pregnancy is very essential. It not only boosts mood and improves sleep, but also help in reducing aches and pains. It helps in strengthening muscles and improves endurance which helps in childbirth. Researchers have shown that exercises done during the prenatal period lowers the risk of Gestational Diabetes and Preeclampsia.
PS: All exercises should only be done after consultation with your doctor.
Cardio exercises for moms-to-be
Walking: One of the best cardiovascular exercises for pregnant women, as it is safe and can be done for the entire duration of pregnancy.
Swimming: Fitness experts encourage swimming as the best and safest exercise for pregnant women. It is quiet helpful for women with low backache.
Aerobics: Aerobic exercise strengthens your heart and tones your body.
Dancing: It helps in enhancing your mood. But avoid routines that call for leaps, jumps, or twirls.
Running: Going for a jog is an excellent way to exercise your heart and build endurance during pregnancy.