Working out while expecting can be beneficial for both you and your baby and can help relieve those pregnancy symptoms! Parents.com features a great list of safe and easy workouts for pregnancy that can help you create a pregnancy exercise routine that keeps you healthy and happy! If you plan to work out, we have some great options for every activity!
Walking: If you didn’t exercise before pregnancy, walking is a great place to start! Parents advises, “You’ll get a cardiovascular workout without too much impact on your knees and ankles, and you can do it almost anywhere and at any time throughout the entire nine months.” Wear something comfy and casual like a great pair of lounge or maternity yoga pants and a maternity jacket.
Swimming: “Exercising in water gives you better range of motion without putting pressure on your joints.” No matter how big your bump is, you will love feeling weightless in the water! A maternity swimsuit will give you the support you need and comfort around your belly.
Yoga: “Prenatal yoga classes keep your joints limber and help you maintain flexibility.” It’s also a great way to meet other moms-to-be! A breezy maternity tank and a slim pair of maternity yoga pants are the perfect yoga outfit. Don’t forget to wear a maternity sports bra that offers enough support for all the moves!
Weight Training: “Lifting weights is a great way to prepare your body for all the heavy lifting you’ll be doing once your baby is here. Plus, it helps counteract the risk of injury during pregnancy by strengthening the muscles surrounding your joints.” A lightweight maternity workout tank and cropped maternity yoga pants will accommodate for this sweat-induced workout!