It always amazes me when I meet a woman or have a friend who was told by her doctor not to workout during pregnancy. In cases where a woman is suffering from preeclampsia or other health issue, I get it. I am referring to the perfectly healthy woman who is told to “take it easy and no exercise” during pregnancy. I had a friend like this…her doctor told her not to workout and she suffered from sciatica, legs aches and hip pains while walking.
If you were not exercising prior to becoming pregnant, you can still begin an exercise regimen during your pregnancy with some precautions. For example, if you were a runner prior to pregnancy, you can likely continue to enjoy running during pregnancy, but I wouldn’t recommend starting a running regimen during pregnancy. There are TONS of of ways that you can easily incorporate exercise into your daily routine.
- Walking: Take a walk around your neighborhood in the morning or evening or try parking your car a bit further away from the store or your office so you have a bit longer walk.
- Yoga: Pregnancy is a great time to try yoga, look for prenatal yoga classes in your area or online!
- Barre Class: Barre workouts are extremely popular right now and luckily, can be continued throughout pregnancy with a few modifications. My favorite barre classes are Core Fusion offered at Exhale Spa and Xtend Barre, both offered nationwide.
- Swimming: If you have access to a pool, swimming is such a great form of exercise especially as your pregnancy continues. There is no impact on your body and you will feel light and supported as you float through the water.
If you want to incorporate exercise into your pregnancy and don’t know where to start, please contact me! This is my passion and something I feel strongly about! I would love to be able to help you! Please contact me here at natalieglusman.com