Pregnancy Exercise Program
If you are pregnant, you will be glad to know that you can safely start a pregnancy exercise program even if you were a lazy person before that. However, you would have to let your doctor review your pregnancy exercise program.
A point to remember is that you should not be looking at a pregnancy exercise program to help you lose weight. That is why your exercise routine should not have any vigorous exercises. What you should look for is mild to moderate exercises to include in your pregnancy exercise program.
Most pregnant women who first start out their pregnancy exercise program are advised to start exercising for just 15 to 20 minutes, three times a week. It is preferable to have a rest day between each exercise session. Do not try to burn calories or workout until you are exhausted. This could be potentially harmful to you and your fetus.
Be sure that you eat well and drink enough of fluids. Usually when you are pregnant, based on your pre-pregnancy weight, you invariably need approximately 300 additional calories a day. Make sure you replenish lost fluids by way of water. Another important criterion to take into consideration when doing pregnancy exercise program is to stay cool. That is why it is important to wear loose comfortable clothes while working out.
You can always include walking, low-impact aerobics, swimming and yoga in your pregnancy exercise program. Walking is one of the safest exercises for pregnant women and besides being easy, it also improves the cardiovascular system.