Exercise during a healthy, low-risk pregnancy is important. In fact, it is important to keep it healthy and low-risk.
The University of Colorado’s My Baby, My Move program states that there are many benefits of prenatal exercise including:
- Reduces excessive weight gain during pregnancy
- Helps reduce backaches, constipation, bloating and swelling
- May help in the prevention or treatment of gestational diabetes
- Reduces pre-eclampsia
- Improves your energy
- Reduces mood disorders
- Improves your posture
- Reduces delivery complications
- Reduces negative body image
- Promotes muscle tone, strength and endurance
- Helps you sleep better
As well, healthy eating, healthy weight gain, stress reduction, and smoking cessation are other ways to keep your pregnancy on the right track.
In order to support you in this, I have partnered with Beth Jones, Certified Athletic Trainer and Holistic Health Coach. New clients will be able to work with Beth in order to create an 8-week individualized nutrition and exercise plan.
Pregnancy and birth can be unpredictable. Sometimes things happen that are out of our hands, but these simple steps improve outcomes, and help us feel better along the way.