Who said that being pregnant would mean you need to stop exercise regimen or the sports you love. I can say there is no truth to that myth.
During my pregnancy with my kids being pregnant didn’t stop me in with my sports. I’m a certified Philippine Taekwondo Blackbelt and I teach kids and teens from different places and school. I even handled the varsity team both in primary and secondary during my pregnancy. Of course being pregnant I needed to take in moderation what can I do and I usually have an assistant by the time my tummy getting bigger.
My task during teaching in taekwondo during my pregnancy is doing the stretching. But with high impact and fast moving kicking is done by my assistant.
There is nothing wrong in getting fit and doing exercise you just need to know your body. Why? Don’t do anything that you’re not used of or just starting to try. Always feel your body and your baby reaction in the kind of exercise or sport you want to take part. Of course let’s avoid those exercise and sports needed strenuous activity. Always be hydrated and before everything else consult your doctor.
Motherhood is one of the most exciting roles a woman could play. It opens you to a deeper meaning of love and devotion, but it can be a bit of a challenge. It is not a walk in the park, and it starts during pregnancy when your body changes immensely during the nine months of cradling your “mini-me.”
It’s unbelievable how your precious little cargo can sap your energy, but regular exercise not only helps you get through the day. It also has numerous benefits: it improves your sleep, reduces pregnancy pains, reduces risks of gestational diabetes and preeclampsia, plus it helps you maintain your physique1! So on your next prenatal check, talk to your obstetrician on how these simple preggy exercises can help you on your journey to being a fit and fab mom:
1. Swimming? Mama Yes You Can! As your unborn baby enjoys in the special bag of water inside your belly, you should too. Swimming is hailed as the best form of exercise even for pregnant women2. It is ideal because it exercises both of your major muscle groups, the legs and arms. It also provides cardiovascular benefit to both you and your baby. This exercise is not strenuous, as it allows an expectant woman like you to feel weightless as you enjoy the coolness of water.
2. Dancing with a preggy Belly? Mama Yes You Can! This is an all-time favorite exercise. It is economical as all you need is your favorite tune and you can get your heart pumping even in the comforts of your home. This exercise not only helps you control your weight, but also relaxes your wee one as the baby listens to your favorite groove.
3. Yoga and Stretching? Mama Yes You Can! Women from all parts of the world love this specialized workout. Antenatal yoga allows you the flexibility you need for childbirth. It also helps to keep you supple, which is very important in your adaptability to your growing belly. Plus it’s a routine you can definitely enjoy with your girlfriends!
4. Preggy Walks? Mama Yes You Can! Walking is the most popular exercise for expectant mothers. Not only is it safe and easy. Walking is also therapeutic as it relaxes the mind especially when the pregnancy mumbo jumbo is starting to weigh on you.
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Staying fit and fab even while pregnant helps keep you happy during your pregnancy. Enjoy doing these exercises but remember to always consult your doctor before engaging in any physical activity.