How to Stay Active During Pregnancy

Staying active during pregnancy is important

It helps to ease the discomfort associated with a changing body, while reducing mental anxiety. Keeping yourself moving and gently exercising is the best way to keep yourself in a sound, balanced state both physically and emotionally, as you approach what will be a defining moment in your life. However, as the baby grows, your body will feel less and less like moving, and more and more like vegging and indulging. It is important to choose an appropriate level of exercise for each phase of pregnancy. In the third trimester, as you slow down physically, you can still stay active by taking easy walks. Here are some good ideas for staying active during pregnancy. 


Easy ways to stay active during pregnancy

An easy guideline for staying active during pregnancy is to start with 20 minutes of continous exercise 3X a week, and gradually increase to 30 minutes 3X a week. Aerobic exercise is highly advisable, but here are some other activities that can do the trick:

  • Gardening
  • Walking 
  • Carrying your grocery bags
  • Always take the stairs
  • Dance! 

Always choose low-impact exercise. There are places that specialize in yoga for pregnancy and getting involved with a group is a great way to ensure you stay on track with your fitness plan. While staying fit is one way to make for a more comfortable pregnancy, so is chiropractic! At our office in Hackensack, we support all the mothers and mothers-to-be in our community with our gentle, hands-on therapy that helps to maintain balance and reduce pain in the spine during a time of upheaval. Give our office a call to schedule an appointment today! 

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