Exercises to Avoid During Pregnancy – What Workouts Are Safe

1Exercise Guidelines for Pregnant Women

Being physically active can benefit both the body and the mind of pregnant women. It is highly recommended to stay active during this period unless you have a health issue that may prevent you from working out. Below are some exercise guidelines about things you should know:

– Avoid contact sports or high impact exercises as it would increase the risk of injury or falling.

– Try to do aerobic exercises at least 150 minutes per week. This is equivalent to 30 minutes a day and 5 days a week.

– Try to do some resistance exercises with kettlebells, bands, or weights at least two days per week.

– Eat something before exercise and keep the body well hydrated.

– Avoid lying flat on the back for an extended period, particularly during the last few months of pregnancy.

– Wear comfortable and supportive clothing. [1]

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