Benefits of Walking During Pregnancy

Aside on the morning sickness, you are encounter everyday during your pregnancy it is important also that you keep walking as an exercise.

If you are pregnant and new mom comers you always heard the word “Walking”, an advice to all mothers and even your mother and mother in law that walking is the best exercise during the pregnancy.

Learning the vocabulary and new moves of the latest fitness fad is probably not a top priority. So walking is the best way to stay fit and safe where in you have the control to adjust the time and pace to suit your needs, all need is this walking exercise is a good pair of shoes.

Dos and Don’ts for Pregnant Walkers

Don’t measure your performance against your prepregnancy fitness level. During pregnancy, the idea is to maintain your level of fitness, not necessarily improve upon it.

Do be aware of your altered sense of balance; a big belly changes your center of gravity, so it’ll take some time to get used to walking with extra weight around your middle.

Don’t walk in extremely hot weather. It’s very easy to overheat during exercise when you’re pregnant, so you may want to do your walk on a treadmill when the weather’s sultry.

Do listen to your body, carefully. Now is not the time to test your fitness limits. “If your body tells you to put on the brakes, do it,” says Neporent. Getting thirsty, very tired, or lightheaded isn’t good for you or your baby.

Reasons Why You Need To Walk When You’re Pregnant

I know you are already start walking when you read this post and you are here its just because you need to add more information about the benefits of walking.

  • It keeps your heart strong and your muscles toned. “A stronger mom will have an easier time meeting the demands of motherhood,” says Neporent, an exercise physiologist, personal trainer, and author of Fitness Walking for Dummies (IDG).
  • It may help you have a shorter, easier labor.
  • It burns calories, which helps prevent excess weight gain.
  • It keeps your body fit, which offers protection from gestational diabetes and preeclampsia.
  • You’ll have an easier time exercising after you have the baby, “because you’ll already have an exercise routine in place,” says Rocker, a personal trainer and fitness expert based in Los Angeles, who specializes in walking
  • It eases constipation.
  • Anyone can do it, “and it’s something you can do just for yourself before you have to focus on your baby,” Neporent says.

Always Remember

Before doing things that can harm you and your baby always cosult to your doctor and ask advice if your fit to do walking exercises while you are pregnant.

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  1. Tita Pacita says:

    I love walking as well. It has great benefits for the mind, too! 🙂

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