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Pregnancy exercises that are safe to do

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Pregnancy exercises

Are you looking for the best exercises to do during your pregnancy? If so, you're in luck! This blog post will introduce you to some of the best exercises for pregnant women. We'll discuss how pregnancy affects your body and what types of exercises are safe for you to do. 

Whether you're a beginner or an experienced exerciser, read on for some useful information about exercising during pregnancy!

Table of contents

  • Is it safe to exercise during pregnancy?
  • What are the benefits of exercising during pregnancy?
  • How much exercise is recommended during pregnancy?
  • What kinds of activities are safe during pregnancy?
  • Buy Tape Geeks 
  • Conclusion

Is it safe to exercise during pregnancy?

While it’s safe for most women it’s safe, even recommended, to exercise during pregnancy, you should still consult with your health care provider about working out. 

If you have a healthy pregnancy, working out will not increase your risk of having a miscarriage. Having a premature birth or having a baby with a low birth weight shouldn’t also be an issue.

What are the benefits of exercising during pregnancy?

Some of the benefits of exercising during pregnancy include: 

  • Stress reduction 
  • Reduces lower back pain  
  • Helping manage anxiety and depression 
  • Aids recovery after giving birth
  • Reducing excessive weight gain

Aside from the benefits mentioned above, pregnancy exercises also reduce your risk of having a premature birth and cesarean birth. It also makes you less prone to gestational diabetes and low birth weight. 

How much exercise is recommended during pregnancy?

For pregnant women, the recommended exercise duration is 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise per week. To make the exercise less strenuous, you can opt to divide your workout time. 

For example,  you can break your exercises into 30-minute workout sessions five times per week. Or, if 30 minutes is too much, you can do 10-minute exercises peppered throughout your week until you accumulate 150 minutes of exercise time. 

What kinds of activities are safe during pregnancy?

Here are some of the exercises that are safe to do during pregnancy: 

  • Walking. Walking is a low-impact exercise that is easy enough to do in different locations at different times. You can opt to walk around your neighborhood or even at home at your most convenient time. To help avoid injuries or to help alleviate discomfort, especially on your legs and calves, you can apply kinesiology tape.
  • Swimming. Another low-impact activity that you can do during your pregnancy is swimming. It’s an excellent form of exercise throughout all three trimesters. Not only does it work your arm and leg muscles, but swimming while pregnant can help alleviate round ligament pain or back strain! ‘To get more support for your arms and legs and to alleviate discomfort, wearing kinesiology tape may help. These tapes are ideal since they are waterproof and do not limit our movement when swimming.
  • Yoga and Pilates. Both exercises are excellent ways to maintain your pre-pregnancy fitness while you're pregnant. Yoga provides a low-impact workout that can help with core strength, breathing exercises for improved relaxation skills as well soothing back pain relief! It may also include cushion belt blankets if needed so it's easy on the joints even when done right before bedtime. 
  • Bodyweight strength training. While bodyweight strength training is another good activity to do during pregnancy, certain workouts may not be suitable for you depending on what stage you are in your pregnancy. Make sure that you consult with your healthcare professional first before trying out this exercise.
  • Low-impact aerobics classes. Low-impact aerobics don’t put as much strain on the body compared to high-impact aerobics. You’ll know that you’re engaging in low-impact aerobics if you have one foot on the ground or equipment. Some examples of this include using a stationary bike or an elliptical machine.

If you want to learn different kinesiology taping techniques, this kinesiology tape for pregnancy guide talks about belly support. 

Get support as you lead an active lifestyle during your pregnancy journey! 

While pregnancy can bring different types of aches and sores, you can still lead an active lifestyle by getting the support and help you need. You can do this by applying kinesiology tape

But, make sure that you get the best support without harming your skin during pregnancy by choosing high-quality kinesiology tapes from Tape Geeks! 

Taping is not just about muscle and joint support! It should also be protecting your skin from unwanted rashes and allergies. Protect your skin by avoiding low-quality adhesives, 

Enjoy a great stick without making your skin sick with Tape Geeks kinesiology tape! TG tapes are hypoallergenic, zinc-free, and latex-free. 

They’re manufactured in an ISO-certified and dermatologist-approved factory in South Korea. It's known for its consistent and reliable adhesives.

Make sure that you get the support you need during your pregnancy by visiting the Tape Geeks Amazon store - get the best deals for your pregnancy tape!

Conclusion 

Now that you know a little bit about the best exercises to do during your pregnancy, be sure to check out our blog for more tips on staying active. We have plenty of resources to help you stay healthy and comfortable throughout your pregnancy. Thanks for reading, and we wish you all the best!

 

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