You’re pregnant so you should rest and avoid exercise, right? In fact, the opposite is true, and doing some moderate physical activity – even if it’s just a walk around the park – has numerous benefits for you and your baby. So move more and sit less!
Recommended sports during pregnancy are swimming, walking, running, yoga and Pilates. Simply avoid exercises where you might fall or injure your abdominal area. So horseback riding, kickboxing, and skiing are out for a little while.
5 great reasons for staying active during pregnancy:
Helps keep your pregnancy weight gain in check
Can improve your mood!
May help you have a shorter labor
Might make the birth easier thanks to stronger muscles and greater cardiovascular fitness