Working Out Pregnant
Although you may not feel like your able to continue working out at the intensity that you did before your pregnancy until the appropriate time after birth and recovery time has occured, and you will likely need to decrease the load of weights that you lift gradually as your pregnancy progresses, yet most women and the baby benefit greatly from expectant mothers exercising throughout their pregnancies - with the exception of some high risk pregnancies that need special care and medically prescribed strict sedentary bed rest. But for most pregnancies working out during that time is very beneficial. You'll need to discuss your exercise plans with your doctor or other licensed health care provider early on and make a few adjustments to your normal exercise routine. The level of exercise recommended will depend, in part, on your level of pre-pregnancy fitness.
Benefits of Exercising During Pregnancy
No doubt about it, exercise is a big plus for both you and your baby (if complications don't limit your ability to exercise throughout your pregnancy). It can help you:
While the jury's still out on the additional benefits of exercise during pregnancy, some studies have shown that exercise may even lower a woman's risk of complications, like preeclampsia and gestational diabetes. Here is some good general guidelines to consider when working out during pregnancy AFTER discussing your custom needs and guidelines with your doctor and your licensed personal trainer with proper prenatal accreditation:
Zen Yahweh Fitness® will help you achieve your goals with accredited training and positive encouragement to help you stay focused as you continue to commit to your goals of an active life style, with balanced nutrition. Zen Yahweh Fitness will tailor an exercise program for your specific needs and encourage regular attendance to workouts, because consistency of regular training and alternating workout variants, accompanied by portion control and a balanced diet are key to your success!