During pregnancy, a well-planned exercise programme can improve health, reduce the risk of excess weight gain and back pain and will make delivery easier, whilst giving the new-born baby a healthier start.
The article gives an overview of the benefits of exercise, which exercises to avoid during pregnancy as well as exercise regimes suitable for the three trimesters.It gives basic guidelines for a safe and enjoyable exercise routine and the use of Fitbit during pregnancy.
The article concludes with information on when to stop exercising during pregnancy and also when to start again after delivery.
This is for the members of Heritage Health medical aid.
Benefits of exercise during pregnancy
More muscles mean more energy is being used by the body, which is why exercise is an essential part of any weight loss program.