4 Activities most sorted during pregnancy
The constant activity should be examined by an obstetrician separately according to each type of pregnancy and the woman’s life. However, some activities gain highlights the benefits, being the five most practiced and sought during pregnancy:
1. Water exercises
The low water practices are the most indicated. By themselves, they bring benefits to breathing and make it possible to move with all the muscles of the body. For the pregnant woman, the activity is seen above all else as a moment of relaxation due to contact with the water.
The pool helps reduce the extra weight of pregnancy and generates more security for mothers who do not suffer from injuries or falls. Activities such as swimming and/or water aerobics help reduce swelling, low back pain, strengthening of the abdomen and perineum muscle, which helps with labor.
Today, many women, pregnant or not, seek pilates for exercise, as it is a physical activity that combines flexibility, strength, body awareness, relaxation, and breathing.
For pregnant women in addition to these benefits, the exercises in Pilates are based on movements made while that contract the abdomen and the pelvic floor muscles – which tends to weaken during pregnancy.
Another advantage is that many exercises are performed ‘four’ – using the four supports, two knees and two hands or elbows, a position that helps relieve pressure on the back and the pelvis, as well as being great for helping the baby To move in the right direction for a delivery time.
There are many doubts about performing bodybuilding during pregnancy, but it is released as long as there is limits and care.
Most exercises performed should be done seated for safety, but this does not change the qualities of practice.
The modality is excellent since it is possible to work with moderate loads, without impacts, controlling the execution of the movement, aiming the well-being. Exercise strengthens and tones the muscles most affected by pregnancy, such as the legs and back, to improve posture and relieve back pain caused by hip tilt. Adding to the improvement of self-esteem, weight control, prevents the formation of varicose veins, increases cardiorespiratory endurance and muscular endurance.
Stretching is a practice that can be performed anywhere and anytime, provided there is care, however simple it may seem to the activity performed well it carries as many benefits as any other exercise such as pain relief in the Back, increases blood circulation, decreasing swelling of the legs and also bringing more oxygen to the baby, helping it to grow healthier.
A stretching class also helps to fight constipation and relieve gas, which is common during pregnancy.
However, it is extremely important that the exercises follow the medical recommendations. Keep an eye on heart rate and body temperature.
Taking intervals to rest in the midst of the series is recommended in addition to maintaining hydration by drinking plenty of water.
Small behavioral changes generate healthy habits that in this case involves not only the woman’s body but a good gestation and the health of the baby.