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Best exercise for pregnant moms

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It’s thought that more than half of women with a healthy pregnancy don’t do enough exercise. Here are some of the best ways to keep fit.

Swimming

This form of exercise is held up as the best – and safest – exercise for pregnant women. It is ideal because it works both large muscle groups (arms and legs), reduces swelling, offers great cardiovascular benefits. Swimming also supports moms and allows them to feel weightless despite the extra pounds of pregnancy.

Walking

Taking a stroll is one of the best cardiovascular exercises for pregnant women because it keeps you fit without jolting your knees and ankles. Walking is easy to do, you can do it almost anywhere, doesn’t require any fancy tools or equipment. This form of exercise is safe to do throughout your pregnancy.

Dancing

You can get your heart pumping by dancing to your favourite tunes at a dance class or in the comfort of your own living room. Just be cautious about doing routines that call for leaps, jumps, or twirls.

Yoga

This exercise is a great way to build your core body strength and posture while also reducing your stress levels. With many great benefits just 20 minutes of yoga stretches and poses will help you feel more energetic, strong and centred.

Caution:  Remember that when you’re pregnant you need to approach working out with extra caution. Talk to your doctor or midwife about your fitness routine to make sure your activities don’t put you or your baby at risk.


 If you’re active when you’re pregnant you can get a tracker like the misfit, MOOV, or Jawbone to monitor pulse and steps, calories, distance and sports activities, so you don’t over exert yourself. Check out the selection at Cenhealth Shop.