Dear friends, the belief that pregnant women should NOT work out belongs to the past. Modern research proves that regular moderate exercise can help reduce back pain and result in an easier delivery and faster postpartum recovery.
In this article we will show you 4 easy exercises that can keep you in shape throughout your pregnancy. If you are not sure whether in your case pregnancy and workouts go together or if your pregnancy is problematic, consult with your obstetrician-gynecologist!
1.Squats – you can do them with weights or substitute them with a filled bottle or a heavy book.
2.Hamstring pulses -on all fours keep your pelvis square to the ground, flex one foot and pulse. You can also do this with some weights. Instead of a workout mat, you can use a carpet or a towel.
3.Outer thigh burners – on all fours extend one leg, while keeping your pelvis square to the ground.
4.Tricep extensions – bend your knees, straighten your back and extend back your arms at the elbows. This exercise will prevent accumulation of fat on the back of your arms.
Do these 5 exercises for 30-40 seconds each. Repeat as many times you want but DO NOT exert yourself. Consistency is the key of success.
If you are not sure whether in your case pregnancy and workouts go together or if your pregnancy is problematic, consult with your obstetrician-gynecologist!