- February 2019
Pregnancy & Work outs: Week-by-Week tips
Exercising during pregnancy? Yes! It lifts your spirits and prepares you for labor and childbirth. But first check with your doctor before starting, continuing or changing an exercise routine to keep you and your baby healthy and safe.
In the first trimester it is easy to maintain your regular exercise routine but when that belly comes peepin' it's good to be cautious with the kind of exercises you do. It's needless to say that you should avoid sports with lots of contact such as water skiing, basketball, racquet sports, ... . We've put together some week-by-week workouts you can do during pregnancy. It's important to eat well and get enough calories because exercises burn calories and don't forget to drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated!
Week 1 & 2
First things first: Warm up!
Warming up prevents strained muscles and ligaments. Preparing your muscles for a workout is key. You can do some stretch exercises or start your chosen activity at a low intensity, increasing it after 5 to 8 minutes.