This video provides a list of four simple workout activities for mom's who don't have a consistent exercise routine. The examples listed are low stress workouts which allow mom's to keep in shape without much strenuous activity.
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Safe Activity Choices for Pregnant Women Hi thanks for watching Baby Belly Fitness. My name is Kelly McBride with babyessentials.com. Today, our topic is safe activity choices for moms who don’t exercise. Now as a pregnant mom you know that movement and exercise is very important for not only to help of yourself but also for your developing baby. So, if you’re a mom who doesn’t already have an exercise routine here’s some suggestions for you. My first suggestion would be walking or brisk walking. Brisk walking is an excellent way to stay in shape throughout your pregnancy. Walking is a great tool for your pregnancy because it could be done anywhere at anytime and best of all it’s free. Brisk walking for up to 30 minutes a day is ideal and can be done late into your pregnancy. The second suggestion I have is Pilates, now Pilates is a great way to stay healthy and fit throughout your pregnancy. Pilates is also a low-impact form of exercise so it’s very easy and kind to your joints. Pilates also targets the muscles most effective by pregnancy and these are the muscles that you’ll need to keep strong for when it comes time for labor and delivery. Pilates exercises can also be modified to reflect the changes in your body from first trimester to delivery and the deep breathing and the gentle stretching that accompanies most all of the exercises is a great way for you to practice your breathing techniques for labor and it can even be used as pain management during contractions. My third suggestion would be swimming or water aerobics. Now, swimming and water aerobics is not only ideal but it’s very safe and effective. Swimming can tone and stretch all the muscles in your body and like I said the gravity free environment is very kind to your joints and last but not the least is yoga. So whether you’ve experienced the benefits of yoga before you were pregnant or if you intend on doing yoga now you will sure to feel immediate benefit. The gentle stretching and the deep breathing once again helps calm and focus yourself and these breathing techniques can be used throughout your pregnancy helps distress you and take away from the distraction inhibited to getting to baby. So, my tip for you is just to keep moving. Whatever activity you decide to do throughout your pregnancy is important that you integrate exercise and activity into your lifestyle. You’ll have a healthy, safe pregnancy and a great delivery. So, I hope you enjoyed some of these tips. Thank you very much for watching, have a great day. This is Kelly McBride with babyessestials.com.

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