Things To Remember For Exercise During Pregnancy – The Don’ts!

Exercise During Pregnancy

Here are some of the things you need to keep in mind and totally avoid when you are planning to exercise during pregnancy. We have compiled a list of don’ts during pregnancy here:

  •  – Do not perform any activity or exercise above pre-pregnancy levels
  •  – Do not focus on great achievements and exercise in moderation
  •  – Avoid competitive sports
  •  – Do not take up a new, strenuous sport or try to increase your level of aerobic endurance
  •  – Never exercise to the point of exhaustion or breathlessness because this is a sign that your body and your baby cannot get the oxygen supply they need

Exercise During Pregnancy

  •  – Avoid an anaerobic or breathless pace during exercise
  •  – Immediately stop when you feel exhausted or you have difficulty in conversing during your session
  •  – Do not exceed your temperature above 100.4F while exercising
  •  – Do not exercise at all during an illness with fever
  •  – Stretches should not be taken to the maximum resistance because the joints are already loosened by the action of a pregnancy hormone called relaxin
  •  – Too much stressing can be actually harmful
  •  – Choose exercises that do not require great balance because coordination and center of gravity are changed
  •  – Avoid exercises that require jumping, jarring motions or rapid changes
  •  – Avoid exercises with risk of even mild abdominal trauma and all contact sports
  •  – Do not try to lose weight during pregnancy
  •  – Avoid prolonged valsalva maneouvres which is forced exhalation in simpler words against closed mouth and nostrils while holding your breath and this normally happens during lifting heavy weights
  •  – Avoid lifting heavy weights because as mentioned above it can lead to increase in blood pressure and can interfere with the blood flow to the heart

Exercise During Pregnancy

  •  – Avoid prolonged periods of motionless standing because this position has not only been associated with decreased cardiac output , it is held by some authorities to be directly responsible for pregnancy piles and varicose veins
  •  – Avoid deep flexion and extension of joints to avoid injury
  •  – Never hold your breath while lifting weights or grunt to help you lift more. Just increase the repetitions instead of increasing weights
    That’s all!

By : Natural Health News

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