Keeping Up Your Fitness Levels by Walking Through Pregnancy

Undoubtedly, pregnancy presents significant challenges to a woman’s body, making it crucial to prioritize extra care in terms of both diet and exercise during this miraculous time. The ongoing debate surrounding exercising during pregnancy has generated conflicting advice, yet the individualized nature of each woman’s body dictates unique responses to the nine-month journey.

While engaging in strenuous activities is not recommended during pregnancy, maintaining a safe and healthy exercise routine can be beneficial. Embracing the concept of Holistic Wellness, there’s no reason why, if your pregnancy allows, you can’t continue to stay active throughout all three trimesters. Although swimming is often hailed as a highly advantageous activity during pregnancy, not everyone may be enthusiastic about donning a swimsuit for regular visits to the local pool. Fortunately, there’s a cost-free alternative that can offer substantial benefits to women at every stage of their pregnancy-walking!

#Walking Your Way to A Healthy Pregnancy

By dressing appropriately for the weather, and purchasing a good comfy pair of walking boots, regularly walking during pregnancy could have numerous benefits for both Mother and baby both before and after birth.

Walking is a more steady and safe activity which is free to do and offers a huge choice of scenery which you can change every day, or as little and often as you wish! Could you walk to work, the shops or the doctors? Is there a task you usually complete by driving to, but could walk to it instead? Is there a more picturesque view that you could take instead of your usual boring one?

If you are near woodlands, forests or parks, could you spare an hour or two a day to walk around them, getting some much-needed time out? It is amazing what you will begin to discover when you walk a route rather than driving past it! Walking encourages you to open your eyes to things that you may never had noticed before when inside of the car!

Walk Your Way to A Healthier Birth

One of my colleagues took up walking everywhere when pregnant with her third child, sometimes walking up to three times per day. She was even walking the dog for the second time that day when her waters broke! Consequently, she rates her third birth one of the more easier ones, putting it down to her walking habits. Though walking cannot make the birth any less painful, it can give you the extra strength and stamina, through a much-improved fitness level, to cope with the demands of labour. Now that is reason enough to take up walking at least!

Infographic Provided By Vanguard Behavioral Health – rehab Tucson

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