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5 SIMPLE PREGNANCY EXERCISES FOR EVERY TRIMESTER

SIMPLE PREGNANCY EXERCISES FOR EVERY TRIMESTER

The pregnancy period could stand as one of the most delicate periods in a mother’s life.

Expectant mothers are required to start or continue regular exercise as it helps to prevent excess weight gain, reduce pregnancy-related problems like back pain, swelling and constipation.

It also helps to improve sleep, increase energy, prepare for labour and of course, increase self-image.

Some exercises are the best fit for a particular trimester, and listed below are 5 simple exercises you can carry out during each trimester.

1. FIRST TRIMESTER

a. WALKING

Walking is one exercise your body can cope with even when you’re pregnant.

Although running in your first trimester will unlikely cause a pregnancy problem, you will eventually need to give it up in the next several months and make do with brisk walking.

Walking gets you moving and you can build upper body strength by swinging your arms.
To prevent falling, remember to stay off any path with potholes or rocky pathways.

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