Need motivation? Here are some of the benefits of doing exercise when pregnant.

Here are some of the benefits of doing exercise when pregnant:

  • Improved fitness – you’ll find it easier to cope with your changing shape, natural weight gain and the physical demands of labour
  • Faster recovery – staying toned and fit will help you get back into shape after the birth
  • Reduced anxiety – exercise is a well-known remedy for anxiety
  • Improved sleep – by staying active during the day, you may be rewarded with better sleep at night
  • Improved circulation – being active may reduce swelling in your hands and feet
  • Less risk of complications – managing your weight gain reduces the chances of developing high blood pressure or gestational diabetes
  • Reduced back pain – tailored pregnancy exercises can help you carry the extra weight of pregnancy, make your joints stronger, improve circulation and ease backache

Remember, you should check with your healthcare professional before embarking on an exercise program. And, as your bump grows, you may need to dial down your efforts.

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