There is still a lot of fear out there stopping pregnant women from exercising. Old tales and outdated pregnancy books advice women against physical activity. In this article we bust the most common myths to put all your fitness worries to rest.
IT IS OKAY TO EXERCISE
Not so long ago, women were urged to cut down or even avoid exercise during pregnancy. Today we know different but there are still mixed information leaving women confused about what they can and can’t do. The truth is, prenatal exercise is not only safe, but also beneficial to both mom and the baby. In fact, experts say that being inactive is the real hazard. It can contribute to excess weight gain, high blood pressure, aches and a higher risk for gestational diabetes. The benefits of prenatal exercise are undisputed and fitness professionals and pregnant women are finally becoming aware of these.