Monday, June 3, 2013

Exercising When Expecting A Baby - Part 2

Walking, swimming and low-impact aerobics are great activities which give multiple benefits to the cardiovascular system of an expecting mother. If you do not have extra funds to buy pieces of exercise equipment or exercise wear, walking is something you can do as your womb increase in size. Walking would not hurt your knees and legs.

Low-impact aerobics may be done indoors or outdoors. You can do it on your own or with an instructor. As your heart gets stronger in every move, your body gets toned too. Pregnant moms who are scared of health risks against their babies take swimming classes just to exercise their bodies. Medical experts attest that swimming is the safest of all the exercises as the pregnant moms do not feel much pressure and weight when in the water.

As for flexibility, stretching and yoga may be included in a pregnant mom's daily routine. Yoga tones the muscle while they are being stretched to attain flexibility. Just like walking it has less impact on your joints. Be sure to take the intensity level that is fit for your condition though. Stretching, on the other hand, can free your muscles from strain. Gently stretch your upper and lower limbs for flexibility. Refrain from stretching harder or longer than what you can bear.