Monday, 28 April 2014

Exercise During Pregnancy

Exercise and fitness are an important part of a healthy pregnancy. In addition to being good for your health, and the baby's, exercise can help alleviate many of the negative symptoms associated with pregnancy.

 Exercise releases endorphins, making you feel naturally happy and relaxed. You may be wondering how it's possible to exercise, because pregnant women are often exhausted, but regular exercise can help boost your energy. Your energy levels will be up, and your stress will be down.

Exercise can help relieve the lower backaches often associated with pregnancy. Toned muscles can help improve your posture and reduce the tension in your back. Exercise also activates the lubricating fluid in your joints, which prevents wear and tear. Your joints have already loosened thanks to the hormonal changes of pregnancy, and exercise can help keep them healthy.

Exercise also reduces the constipation that so many pregnant women suffer from. Diet changes may need to be done as well, but the exercise accelerates intestinal movement, helping keep you regular. The loss of stress and anxiety can also help with constipation, as well as numerous other health benefits. Your blood pressure will be better and you'll sleep better, too.

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