During pregnancy, a woman’s body goes through major changes, and are more inclined to getting out of shape. Nevertheless, if you make good use these pregnancy workouts not only would you keep yourself in shape but also make everything healthier for yourself and your baby.

To maintain a healthy body and to stay in a better shape, I have brought you five of the best and the safest exercises. Have a look at them:

Safe Pregnancy Workouts

Strength training

girl-in-the-gymStrength training is great for every pregnant woman because it boosts the heart rate during the workout session, and in a long run improves your cardiovascular function. Moreover, there are no side-effects of the exercise on your baby. Thus, making strength training one of the best pregnancy workouts. You must use adjustable dumbbells for strength training during pregnancy, because you can adjust the weights according to your body needs, making them the safest option. At all costs you must avoid carrying heavy weights.

Plié

Plie
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Another great exercise you can do during your pregnancy is plié. It is quite easy to perform. All you have to do is stand in a parallel position to the backside of a chair. Hold the chair with the closest hand, and keep your feet in parallel position and your hips distance apart. In this position, pull yourself up and down. Make sure to keep your back straight while doing this exercise. This exercise will strengthen your body and abdominal region.

Also read: The Best Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy

Plank

Planks as Pregnancy Workouts

Planking is another one of the safest exercises for a pregnant woman. Just make sure not to do it for more than 10-15 minutes. Also, while you are planking, don’t let your belly sag, no matter what, and keep your back straight. It will not just help you tone your body but will provide you with strength and energy as well.

Swimming

Swimming

Swimming is absolutely the most fun exercise for everyone out there, and luckily it is very safe for pregnant woman as well. So, you may go for swimming every day and enjoy while reaping its health benefits. It is not just a great exercise but a super fun activity, after all, who doesn’t love to play with water? Also, it is said that swimming is a bump friendly exercise and it is safe for all trimesters of pregnancy, not just the early ones.

Morning and evening walk

Running

Walking is a must for all pregnant women, no matter which pregnancy trimester you belong to. Additional benefits of walking it that it eases the discomfort due to pregnancy. It is fit for women of every size, every shape, and fitness levels. Walking regularly will help you strengthen your lower and upper legs. It will also increase your stamina to a great degree.

I hope this article helps. Stay safe everyone!

Further Reading: A Nice and Nifty Survival Guide for All New Mommies