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As soon as your pregnancy test strip turns out positive, your life takes a new turn. You are no longer a person who does not care much about her diet or physical activities. Your health and fitness hits the top of your priority list. Your doctor gives you a long list of precautions and it all becomes a little too much for you to take at once.
Fret not! Here is a fitness plan simplified for you so that you can keep it as a checklist throughout your pregnancy. However, do make sure you consult your doctor before you follow these steps because all pregnancies are different. So, read through and thank me later!
Exercises for Every Trimester
You can’t obviously keep asking your doctor to suggest you exercise for each trimester separately. A great way to stay fit and keep exercise in your routine is to go for a short walk on a daily basis. Make sure you do not exhaust yourself in the critical periods. Planks are another great exercise for strengthening back, arms and core. Do not exercise with any heavy weights Also, don’t use manual machines or a stamina rebounder as they can turn your mild workout into a heavy one which would not be safe for you.
During pregnancy, nausea is pretty common. Staying hydrated helps control morning sickness and the feeling of nausea. It will also help curb your cravings and keep you filled. Intake of 2 to 2.5 litre water is essential during pregnancy. If you exercise regularly, make sure you increase your water intake.
Sleep with the Right Posture
Posture matters a lot throughout your pregnancy. Keeping a wrong posture can leave the back aching and can even spoil the shape of the body in the long run. Proper rest with proper posture is vital during pregnancy. Keep the finest quality pregnancy pillow and make sure you sleep on it. The body goes through a lot of maintenance process while we sleep. Therefore, it is essential for pregnant women to get proper sleep for good health of their child and themselves.
Increase Protein Intake
Taking more protein in your diet will help keep your cravings satiated. The more protein you take, the more energized you feel. Since the body consumes a lot of your energy during pregnancy, increasing protein intake can help prevent the lethargy. Also, take good fats in your diet as they also help greatly to stay energized and satiated.