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Slideshow: The real benefits of staying strong during pregnancy
When your body is strong, you can more easily adapt to the demands of pregnancy, labor, and recovery. The Juna app was designed to take the guesswork out of pre and postnatal fitness with expert-led programs. Here’s how working out with Juna can help you feel your best as an expecting and new mom.
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Fewer aches and pains
Exercise helps improve your range of motion, lubricate your joints, and release tight areas that can lead to aches and pains. Carrying a baby can be tough on your back, but your best defense is to strengthen your back, legs, and glutes for powerful posture.
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Better energy and mood
Moving your body is naturally uplifting! It gets your blood flowing, releases endorphins, relieves stress, and gives you a healthy glow. Plus, it can help you get a better night’s sleep, and all those extra zzz’s mean more energy throughout the day.
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Stronger pelvic floor muscles
During pregnancy, your pelvic floor muscles loosen due to hormonal changes in your body. Strengthening these muscles will help prevent a leaky bladder and can also ease delivery and speed recovery. We love the Juna app because their Pre and Postnatal workouts are created with the help of a pelvic floor therapist, ensuring that you safely strengthen this all-important area.
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Easier labor and recovery
Labor and delivery will require stamina, so you’ll be better prepared if you’re feeling strong. Activities that teach breath control, such as yoga, Pilates, and breathwork can help you work through anxiety and manage pain. And you may find that your body bounces back more quickly when you’ve been keeping up a healthy routine.
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Stay strong with the Juna app
The Juna app makes wellness easy for new and expecting moms. Get daily updates with trimester-specific workouts, nutrition tips, healthy recipes, and breathing exercises. You’ll find over 200 workouts created by pre and postnatal experts and pelvic floor therapists—optimized for pregnancy, postpartum recovery, and beyond. Tap the button below to start your free trial on Juna today!
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