Maintaining a regular physical activity is essential when it comes to enjoying good health, and also a good physical condition. In pregnancy, in fact, this is even more important, since it offers different benefits when the sport is regular and is maintained throughout pregnancy, especially if there is no medical contraindication. But, which is the physical exercise or the sport more recommended - and sure - to practice it in the pregnancy?
If before you got pregnant you used to practice risk sports (for example, you practiced skiing, bungee jumping or rafting), for a few months you should be aware that this is a type of physical exercise that you should not leave for at least the 10 months following.
If this is your case, this does not mean that you should abandon any sport, since sedentary life is far from adequate during pregnancy . In any case, it is more appropriate to replace this type of activity with other more recommended exercises or sports, and above all, smoother and safer not only for you, but for the baby.
And what are the most recommended physical exercises? Definitely, It is advisable any type of sport or physical exercise that is neither dangerous nor strenuous . That is to say, that does not suppose an over-physical effort for the future mother, since far from being beneficial, it could become a real risk and also be counterproductive. Therefore, they are suitable exercises brisk walking or strolling, doing soft swimming ...
You can-and should-practice them daily, between 30 to 60 minutes each time. But you do not have to try too hard or ask more of your body than it can give you: do it calmly, in a relaxed way, and above all enjoying physical activity.
If prior to pregnancy you practiced some exercises like racquet sports, sports gymnastics or horse riding, you can practice them carefully and never intensively, as long as there is no type of contraindication. However, it is always advisable to ask your doctor beforehand to make sure that it is safe for you to continue practicing it.
On the other hand, the practice of yoga or of pilates It offers even more benefits during pregnancy, thanks to the fact that it promotes oxygenation, improves elasticity, tone, position, and maintains a better relaxation. In addition, they are very beneficial for childbirth.
Do you know the benefits of physical exercise during pregnancy?
When physical exercise is practiced regularly during pregnancy, and is also a kind of smooth activity without risks, the benefits for the proper development of pregnancy are one hundred percent remarkable. And what are those benefits? Take note:
- Prevents the onset of the so-called gestational diabetes in pregnancy.
- Prevents excessive weight gain in the future mother.
- Improves and promotes the growth of the placenta.
During pregnancy, especially during the last weeks of pregnancy, the appearance of uncomfortable and annoying is common lumbago . In this sense, the practice of physical exercise helps to reduce back pain. And, in addition, it favors the delivery when the date of termination of the gestation is next.
What physical exercises or sports are not recommended?
Risk sports are not recommended in any of its modalities. In addition, diving is not advised with bottles of compressed air to represent a serious risk to the fetus, or mountaineering because with pregnancy, the body balance of the future mother is modified, and may lose balance with greater ease.
It is also not recommended other exercises and sports such as: bungee jumping, rafting, skiing, combat sports and what is known as sports car racing.