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By: Jane-Driscoll
August 15, 2018

10 Top Benefits of exercising during Pregnancy

These are 10 reasons why you should exercise during pregnancy. These are personal reasons in which we found, made huge changes throughout pregnancy and backed up with facts. Your body goes through so much physically and mentally and it's important to keep stress levels low for you and baby's sake.

 

Gain less weight

Research shows you might put on 7 pounds less than pregnant

women who don’t workout, while still staying within the healthy weight-gain range. By keeping in a healthy weight range it will help your overall pregnancy have less problems.

 

Make your Birth Easier and Shorter

By having a strong core will help contractions and delivery along with the benefits of the cardiovascular system helping you through the endurance with birth. Research has found that among well- conditioned women who delivered vaginally, those who had continued training throughout their pregnancy experienced active labor for 4 hours and 24 minutes compared with 6 hours and 22 minutes that a two hour differences which is a vase amount during labour.

 

Lower your gestational risk of diabetes

Research has shown that you can decrease your chances as much as 27 percent! High blood sugar during pregnancy puts you at

extremely high risk for developing type II diabetes. This not only makes you gain more weight than usual but you will also be more likely to have a large baby with a risk of them getting diabetes later on in life. Exercise may help prevent or delay your need for insulin or other medications.

 

Helps you keep a positive mindset

exercise releases endorphins which makes are serotonin levels

increase, resulting in making as feel happier. This is a huge factor on why exercise is so important. Doing this through your pregnancy will help calm and anxiety you may be feeling as becoming a mum can be very daunting. It also helps decrease the chances of getting post natal depression.

 

Prevent morning sickness, swelling and risk of back and hip pain

A expecting mothers body goes through so many changes

physically and emotionally. Exercising will strengthen your muscles surrounding your joints which will make you feel like achey. It will also help keep your aware of your posture throughout your pregnancy which will prevent post problems with your joints, back and hips. I know the last thing you will probably want to do when

you having that morning nausea is e excise, but facts show even a walk can make you feel better.

 

It will calm everything down

When exercising you are using breathing techniques, which again you can apply these into your birth to hep calm your body down.

Also it can calm your digestive system down and prevent constipation due to high progesterone growing uterus, but exercise, along with a high-fiber diet, keeps your digestive system humming.

 

You have more energy

Even though some days you struggle to keep your eyes open exercising can actually make you feel revitalise and can increase your energy levels! It can also make you sleep better at night in the later stages of pregnancy.

 

You're more likely to avoid a forceps delivery, C-section or other intervention

women who exercise regular are 75 percent less likely to need a forceps delivery, 55 percent less likely to have an episiotomy and up to four times less likely to have a Cesarean section, research has found. This is due to endurance,muscle strength and by exercising it helps baby get into the right foetal position ready for birth.

 

You're more likely to snap back into those pre baby jeans quicker

Muscle memory is a wonderful thing. Once your water retention has calmed down if you have exercised you'll see muscle detention come back a lot quicker if you have stayed active throughout. You are also less likely to hold on to cellulite! Keeping a positive body im age is important post natal as you have gained a lot of weight in 9 months so don't be too hard on yourself.

 

You may be at lower risk for the No. 1 cause of premature birth

That’s preeclampsia, a complication that involves high blood pressure and excess protein in the urine. About 5 percent to 8 percent of pregnant women develop it, and the numbers are growing. By exercising it keeps your blood pressure at bay which means less chance of meeting your baby too early.  

 

Want to safely workout during your pregnancy? Our Results with Bump Pre-Natal programme is a specially designed set of workout videos for all fitness levels, lasting up to six months. These workouts are designed to fit in with the growing bundle of joy are carrying, so you can join at any time during your pregnancy and still benefit.

 

You can access RwB by signing up to our OnDemand Fitness & Food subscription. Get your free trial today!

 

 Love,

The RwL Bump Team x

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