The positive effects of walking while pregnant

The best effects of walking while pregnant

Are you looking for something you can do right now to ease those pregnancy pains and make your labor a whole lot smoother? Why not add a bit of walking to your day? Your doctor will be the first to tell you that when your body is in shape, your delivery will generally be much smoother and not as painful. And let’s face it, we all want a smooth and painless labor. But when you are pregnant, you hardly feel like moving, let alone exercising, and the further along in your pregnancy you are the harder it is to think about starting a baby safe exercise routine.

But that doesn’t mean that you can’t workout, in fact you might not realize it but you workout every single day. Believe it or not every single step you take means that you are working out your body, and you are doing it in a way that is safe for your baby’s development. Walking is not only low impact, but it gets the blood flowing and it gently works all of your muscles.

pregnant and walkingWe are not talking about running or speed walking either. Those things would are not always the best as your pregnancy progresses. What we are talking about is nice, long, slow walks that ease the mind, relax the body, and get your muscles ready for the rigors of labor. Even a short 15 minute walk will go a long way in working out your body.

You can walk anywhere at any time of the day. It doesn’t matter if you are on your lunch break at work or walking laps around the park while your other children play you can literally squeeze in a workout wherever you are. All you need is a little bit of creativity and some spare time.

If you are looking for the best results in the shortest amount of time, you should make yourself a walking routine and stick with it. For instance, why not make it a rule that you go for a quick 30 minute walk every night right after dinner? That way you will not only get a nice long walk in, but the easy workout so late in the day will be enough to help you sleep better too.

Remember, when you want to do something healthy for you and your baby, you don’t need to make huge changes in your lifestyle. Adding a simple walking routine to your daily schedule will be more than enough for you to feel real and positive changes in your body.

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