Tips for Exercising Safely During Pregnancy

Updated: Oct 14

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Not sure what level of physical activity is safe for you and little one now that you’re expecting?

While you may have to cut back on your trips to F45 or muay thai classes for the time being, there are plenty of exercises expecting mums can do that are both fun and safe.

Today, we’ll cover some key tips that’ll help you keep fit safely!

Why is exercise important?

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Being pregnant doesn’t mean you can’t work out at all! In fact, keeping fit and exercising regularly is important for both you and your baby.

Exercising while you’re pregnant offers plenty of benefits such as improved posture (less back aches!), reduced constipation and bloating. It can even boost your mood and energy levels, as well as enable you to sleep better.

Most importantly, working out regularly has shown to even prevent gestational diabetes and build up your stamina so your body is better prepared for labour and childbirth!

It’s perfectly safe as long as you are training with a trained professional.

Working out safely

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It’s good for mums to follow a simple day-to-day routine. Of course, do consult your gynae to check what’s suitable for you before building your exercise regime!

According to The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, a session of 30 minutes daily will suffice in keeping your body fit.

If you’re a mum who’s always worked out religiously, you may feel inclined to keep exercising at the same frequency or intensity as before you got pregnant.