Ten things pregnant moms should remember when exercising
Pregnant women would benefit a lot from a proper and well designed exercise regimen. However, before starting any exercise program, it would be wise to remember a few dos and don’ts that would ensure that what you are doing is safe and effective.
1. Consult your doctor.
Before starting an exercise regimen it would be wise to consult your doctor. Your doctor would be able to evaluate you, recommend an exercise regimen to fit your condition, and inform you of the precautions to take. You should also remember that there are conditions that will not allow you to exercise, your doctor would know these conditions best and can check if you have them.
2. Listen to your body.
Your body knows what it needs. If you run out of breath or you start feeling dizzy, or if your chest begins to tighten while in the middle of your routine, then it’s telling you to stop, so, stop! You should not feel pain during exercise, especially on the abdominal area. Should you feel uncomfortable, modify the movement or eliminate it from the routine entirely.
3. Wear loose and comfortable clothing.
Remember that you want to sweat without being baked, so don’t overdress so you won’t overheat. You would also want to move freely without feeling constrained with what you are wearing, so wear something comfortable and loose. Get shoes that will properly protect and support your ankles thus avoiding strains and injuries.
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