Benefits of physical activity while pregnant

There are many benefits of physical activity during pregnancy, including: 

  • Supports heart health
  • Boosts mood and energy levels
  • Prevents back pain
  • Improves sleep quality
  • Moderates weight gain
  • Increases muscle strength
  • Prepares the body for the challenges of delivery

If you’re looking to get started with physical activity, walking, swimming, and yoga are all low-impact ways to get moving and stay in shape. If you’ve maintained a physical activity routine before pregnancy, most healthcare providers agree that you can continue it through your pregnancy as long as you adapt along the way. Just make sure you speak with your healthcare provider before beginning or to adjust any new/old forms of physical activity.

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