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Pregnancy and Exercise

Healthy women with uncomplicated pregnancies do not need to limit their exercise because of fear of adverse events. Initially, women were advised to stop exercising the moment they learnt that they were pregnant. But, in recent years, things have changed.


Today, doctors say that not only is it okay to exercise, but women should stay active as a way to ensure a smoother, healthier pregnancy and delivery, while possibly reducing the risk of gestational diabetes.


Research has also shown that exercise can help reduce some of the typical pregnancy discomforts, such as backache, constipation, fatigue, bloating and swelling.


However moderation and guidance is advised to educate women on the “do’s and don’ts” of exercise, especially if you were inactive before becoming pregnant.


The Biokinetic exercise program takes into account any additional orthopaedic or health problems.The Biokineticist then prescribes you with an exercise program that suits your individual needs and looks after the safety of yourself and your unborn baby.


Enjoy the benefits of a well-planned exercise program in a safe environment.

BENEFITS OF EXERCISE DURING PREGNANCY

  1. · Increases energy levels and lowers anxiety levels, and helps cope with mood swings

  2. · Promote a good sleeping pattern

  3. • Aerobic fitness will help with labour

  4. • Quicker recovery time after birth

  5. · Prevention of illnesses, especially gestational diabetes and hypertension

  6. · Improve suppleness and circulation

  7. · Improve lower leg and foot cramps.

  8. · Relieve muscle soreness/stiffness

  9. · Strength pelvis muscles (essential for labour)

  10. · Relieve back discomfort/pain

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