There are many benefits of exercising through your
pregnancy, below are a few of the major ones. You can exercise
throughout your nine months provided your pregnancy is a normal
Benefits of Pre-Natal Exercise
active during pregnancy will help keep your body stronger
and more supple. You will have fewer problems with your joints,
tendons, intestines, stomach and circulation.
will help prevent constipation, which is commonly experienced
will make it easier for you to avoid gaining more weight than
the average 10-12kg (22-26lb).
is often physically demanding, requiring a lot of energy to
push out a baby - particularly if this is your first child
or there have been several years between births. This is why
it's a good idea to keep in shape during pregnancy.
It is recommended that new mothers not return to
full daily activities until 6 weeks after birth (12 weeks
after a caesarian section). The doctor will usually tell you
when it is safe for you to train, if not, its best to check.
Benefits of Post-Natal exercise:
Increased muscular endurance
weight loss - help return to pre-pregnancy state