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Return to normal weight quicker with pregnancy exercise

13 Reasons to Exercise During Pregnancy

Regular exercise is one of the easiest ways to protect your body from joint and muscle pain, especially during pregnancy, but the benefits don’t end there. While you may have to switch up your usual workout routine due to the extra weight, the benefits of exercising during this time are long-lasting for both you and your baby. Take a look below at my thirteen reasons to exercise during pregnancy.

 

1. You may positively impact your child’s brain development.

13 Reasons to Exercise During Pregnancy

 

2. Your child may have a healthier heart.

13 Reasons to Exercise During Pregnancy

 

3. You’re likely to gain less weight.

13 Reasons to Exercise During Pregnancy

 

4. You may have an easier time with labor and delivery.

13 Reasons to Exercise During Pregnancy

 

5. You can decrease your risk of gestational diabetes.

13 Reasons to Exercise During Pregnancy

 

6. You’re less likely to have back pain.

13 Reasons to Exercise During Pregnancy

 

7. You’re less likely to become constipated.

13 Reasons to Exercise During Pregnancy

 

8. You can capitalize on increased flexibility.

13 Reasons to Exercise During Pregnancy

 

9. You can learn to relax.

13 Reasons to Exercise During Pregnancy

 

10.  It will prevent venous varicosities and leg swelling.

13 Reasons to Exercise During Pregnancy

 

11.  It will improve your sleep.

13 Reasons to Exercise During Pregnancy

 

12.  It will boost your immune system.

13 Reasons to Exercise During Pregnancy

 

13.  You may have an easier time returning to your baseline levels of fitness post-partum.

13 Reasons to Exercise During Pregnancy

 

For more information about exercising during pregnancy, including best practices and how to avoid joint and muscle pain, request an appointment today.

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