Pregnancy Exercises—Benefits & Guidelines
For an expectant mum, staying at home with maternity dresses is similar to a prison sentence. You may have a consistent boredom, in most cases, pregnancy boredom is nothing to worry about, it may be a part of pregnancy, especially in its third trimester of pregnancy. According to Dr. Hati, at Guangzhou Elizabeth Women’s Hospital, one of the best way to relieve you from boredom during pregnancy is to have some regular exercise and physical activities, which helps you stay active and gets ready for baby.
Chinese celebrity Yao Chen, who is now around five months pregnant, posted pictures on Weibo of her doing strength training at a gym. For many netizens, the pictures were a major challenge to traditional approaches to pregnancy in China where exercise is avoided and mothers-to-be move very carefully throughout the day.
Despite being pregnant for 7 months, Tao Xinran, who plays An Ling-rong in Empresses in the Palace, is still practicing yoga. And she says, “ Yoga really helps me breathe and relax, which in turn can help me adjust to the physical demands of my pregnancy, labor, birth, motherhood.”
For all of your pregnancy time, you’ve probably heard of that exercising—whether that means yoga, swimming or walking—can help you keep a healthy body and decrease some common discomforts like backaches and fatigue. There are some tips worth your attention during pregnancy exercises.
A proper warm-up—Warm up is an important part of your exercise routine, it has many benefits, the main benefit is to protect your muscles from being pulled. In addition, it also helps increase blood flow to your muscles and decrease your risk of injury.
Moderate-intensity exercise—Many pregnant women worried that exercise might harm the growing baby. In fact, if you’re healthy, the risks of moderate-intensity during pregnancy are very low, it helps you develop the ability to control your muscles during labor and delivery.
Avoid alcohol and some beverages—As we all know, drinking alcohol at any time during pregnancy may cause serious health problems for your baby. In addition, some beverages are considered to have an adverse effect on the fetus.
Avoid smoked fish and cold meats—It is advised to avoid smoked fish and cold meats during pregnancy due to the risk that the foods may contain bacteria called listeria. Despite that listeriosis is a rare infection, it is best to take special precautions during pregnancy.
At Guangzhou Elizabeth Women’s Hospital
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