What are the benefits to exercising while pregnant?

September 19, 2009 at 3:05 am Leave a comment

Today I was asked this very question so I thought I would take a minute and answer it for everyone. 

  • exercising while pregnant improves your circulation which helps prevent constipation (no fun) hemroids (really no fun), varicose veins, leg cramps and swelling in the ankles.
  • prevents back pain by strengthening back muscles
  • strengthens your cardiovascular system which improves your endurance which leaves you with more energy each day.
  • allows you to sleep better by burning off excess energy
  • it has been shown to improve your mood, self-image and allow you to feel a sense of control
  • PREPARES YOU FOR CHILDBIRTH: studies suggest that the fitness of the mother results in shorter labor, fewer medical interventions, and less exhaustion during labor.

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These are just a few there are a lot more benefits for mom and even several for your baby.  I don’t know about you but I was sold the minute I read these facts.  For more information on what types of workouts you  can participate in visit the articles section of my website at www.mightymommies.com

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