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Top 5 reasons why some pregnant women are afraid to exercise


Did you have any fears or hesitations about exercising during your pregnancy?

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Here are our top 5 reasons why some women are fearful of exercising during their pregnancy:

1. "I am not in shape!"

RIGHT NOW is the best time to start exercising!

Pre- and postnatal EXERCISE IS IMPORTANT. Exercise during pregnancy creates easier labors, healthier babies, and happier new moms. The latest studies and research encourages women to get in the best shape of their lives during pregnancy.

2. I've NEVER exercised a day in my life

You have never used a dumbbell. Exercise bands look like they could snap in half. And you've never done any kind of pushup ever. You are the PERFECT candidate to start exercising! Especially with other pregnant or new moms! It's a gentle environment filled with support, compassion, and a Perinatal Fitness Expert who is ready to guide you through each and every question you may have!

3. Feeling under the weather

If you're feeling nauseated in your first trimester, limited in your second, or exhausted in your third, going for a walk (not doing a massive workout) can at least help makes those feelings subside. Better yet, getting out and being a little active with other expecting or new moms can lighten the load of all those feelings, and others such as depression, anxiety, and loneliness.

4. Back, hip, and other pains and aches

Your hips are aching due to round ligament pain or your low back hurts because of sciatica. Getting active and moving your body gets the blood flowing, loosens up muscles, and can help relieve several discomforts: swelling of feet and hands, varicose veins, pelvic pain, SI joint pain, turning breech babies to head down position, carpel tunnel, nausea, insomnia, control/manage gestational diabetes, and control overall weight gain.

5. "I'm afraid that I will have a miscarriage"

Many women fear that exercising, falling, lifting heavy objects or the like can trigger a miscarriage, but the chances of that happening are slim. “Unless you are a smoker, illicit-drug user or heavy drinker, there’s very little you can do to cause a miscarriage,” notes says Henry Lerner, M.D., an OB-GYN at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton, Mass., and an assistant clinical professor in obstetrics and gynecology at Harvard Medical School.

Remember mamas: prenatal exercise and fitness plays a huge part in prenatal health! Contact Glow Fitness today about our prenatal fitness & yoga classes, and prenatal personal training!

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