7. Fights Fatigue
Exercising daily will keep you feeling energetic and fight fatigue during pregnancy. That’s because exercise strengthens your cardiovascular system, so you don’t easily become too tired.
One cause of pregnancy fatigue is restlessness at night and poor sleep. But exercising on a regular basis can help you sleep more deeply and have more restorative rest.
A 2016 study published in the Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynecology suggests that acute, low-to moderate-intensity muscle strengthening exercises during pregnancy is effective for transiently improving feelings of energy and fatigue.
8. Backents Stretch Marks
Exercising regularly during pregnancy ensures healthy and glowing skin. It helps the skin retain its elasticity by improving your blood circulation.
As exercise induces sweating, it also removes toxins from the body.
Plus, exercise is one of the best ways to prevent gaining weight too quickly, which can make stretch marks worse.
Start exercising early, eat healthy and take good care of your skin to prevent the ugly marks from appearing on your abdomen, buttocks and thighs.
- Walking is a great exercise that can be performed throughout pregnancy.
- Other good choices include swimming, low-impact aerobics and cycling on a stationary bike.
- Avoid any kind of intense exercise, as it can make you more tired.
- Always warm up, stretch and cool down during a workout session.
- Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated, and be careful to avoid getting overheated.
- Start small, stay motivated and just get moving.
- Exercise can be more fun if you do it with your partner or a friend.
- If you’re not sure whether a particular activity is safe during pregnancy, always ask your doctor first.