Are you expecting a baby and wondering if you can still exercise? The answer is yes, but be careful! MyZen TV shows you today why and how to exercice during your pregnancy.

Reasons why you should exercice during pregnancy

It is not mandatory to exercice during your pregnancy if you do not want to. However, if you are naturally inclined to exercise and wish to continue or, on the contrary, if you would like to take advantage of this moment to start exercising, it can be very beneficial for you to do so, but with care!

But why should you do sports? It has been shown that exercising, in addition to being good for the body, has a very positive impact on one’s state of mind: boosting self-confidence, reducing anxiety and the risk of depression… it is good to be physically active at any time of life, and this is no different during pregnancy!

In addition to this, sleep can be disturbed during pregnancy. Being active allows you to expend energy and therefore sleep better at night. Also, sport will prepare your body for childbirth since it stimulates cardiac and respiratory activity.

By coupling it with a healthy and varied diet, we guarantee that your mood will be good! Physical activity also reduces the risk of gestational diabetes, which is not insignificant.

Exercising will also be beneficial for your unborn baby! It has been proven that it helps the child’s brain development but is also positive for his mental health, his weight and his heart.

It is important to consult a doctor before starting any activity. You should also choose certain sports over others.

The sports to be favored during pregnancy

You won’t be surprised to learn that we advise against all high-risk sports during pregnancy: canyoning, skiing, climbing, combat sports… it is absolutely necessary to avoid any risk of shock that could unfortunately lead to a miscarriage.

Here is a list of sports to practice for a pregnant woman:

Exercise during pregnancy with caution and moderation 

It is clear that exercising during pregnancy has many benefits. However, we would like to emphasize one very important point: you should not take it lightly and be very careful. Your primary objective should not be to keep the weight off and to stay slim at all costs, but rather to relax and to approach this particular period with serenity. In the end, it’s all a question of moderation, do it to feel good and to live these nine months in the best state of mind possible.

So, do you think you will exercice during your pregnancy ? You can start today by watching our fitness course dedicated to the preparation for pregnancy and childbirth.

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