Things to keep in mind when you work out – injuries, excessive working out, etc

Exercise in any form is good during pregnancy. It helps circulation, keeps your bowelmovements good and easy, prevents haemorrhoids, etc. If you are having a healthypregnancy and no restrictions from your doctor go ahead and work out.Pregnancy is also a time when the body is more prone to injuries, but that should notdeter you from working out. Keep in mind certain things when you work out and youshould have no issues at all:● Listen to your bodyTry and be aware of how your body responds and when it feels overworked.Moderate your workouts so as to not over do it.● Lying on your backSince lying on your back makes the uterus put excess pressure on the vena cava(vein bringing blood back to the heart from lower limbs) it is best to avoid suchexercises.● Avoid high‐impact workoutsYour joints are prone to injury (relaxin hormone relaxes the joints now) so it isbest to avoid high‐impact workouts.● No rapid switches or changes in movementAny rapid change of position (standing up quickly from a bent position, etc.)could cause a dizzy spell so avoid them.● Avoid fallsThe belly has now made you a little unsure of your balance. Avoid activitieswhich need you to balance as you could have a fall.● Avoid overheating of the bodyThe pregnancy has raised your core body temperature. Working out furtherincreases body temperature, too high and it could have be harmful to the foetus.
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