Women's health: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY / EXERCISE DURING PREGNANCY
Post by on Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Being physically active most of the days in a week is part of a healthy pregnancy because it helps to :
?? Improve your mood
??Increase your energy levels
??Promote a healthy weight
?? Relieve stress
??Promote better sleep
??Increase your muscle tone, strength, and endurance
??Prepare your body for labour and delivery
??Speed up your recovery after labour and delivery.
What to do?
??Start easy and progress gradually.
??Talk to your healthcare practitioner before starting a safer exercise program.
??Start with mild activities like walking and swimming, even five minutes a day will help.
??Gradually increase the time you’re active to 30 minutes a session.
??Keep being active most days of the week
??Don’t overdo it — you should be able to carry on a normal conversation during physical activities.
??Keep cool and hydrated. Drink lots of water before, during, and after physical activity to avoid overheating and dehydration.
??Avoid being active outdoors on overly hot or humid days.