10-Minute Bodyweight Workouts for Pregnancy
December 27, 2019
During the holidays, it can be tough to find time for self-care. But during pregnancy it’s important to include physical activity in your routine. We’ll overview several quick, 10-minute body-weight workouts that are well-suited to expecting mothers. We’ll also offer insight into how and why these simple fitness routines can be beneficial during pregnancy and after giving birth.
10-Minute Prenatal Body-weight Workout for All Trimesters of Pregnancy
Looking for a safe workout that is great for any phase of pregnancy? This simple yet effective workout from BodyFit by Amy can help strengthen and tone muscles while boosting your heart rate.1 No equipment is required for this workout and it is designed for expecting mothers of all fitness levels.
Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/MhrI3ejuwxY
10-Minute Prenatal Workout from Celebrity Trainer Andrea Orbeck
If you want to get your pre-baby body back, the secret lies in staying fit while pregnant. In this workout, designed by celebrity fitness trainer Andrea Orbeck, you’ll be targeting core muscles to help you stay strong as your body changes.2
Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/PmLa1fT_Phk
10-Minute Pregnancy Workout – No Equipment Needed
Does the thought of hitting the gym while pregnant make you dread working out? Not to worry. You can still maintain a healthy and safe fitness routine from the comfort of home and without using any equipment. In this video by Mom Style, the trainer guides you through five pregnancy-friendly workouts that you can do while lying down.3
Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/KE93j3NLxy4
Benefits of Prenatal Workouts
Exercise during pregnancy can have a multitude of physical, emotional and mental benefits. You should always check with your doctor before starting a physical fitness routine, but for most expecting mothers, a low-impact workout (like the ones highlighted above) can be very safe and effective for maintaining strength throughout pregnancy.
Here are some of the benefits expecting mothers can experience from prenatal workouts, according to the American Pregnancy Association.4 Prenatal exercise can:
- Reduce many unpleasant side effects of pregnancy such as backaches, constipation, bloating and swelling.
- Help prevent or treat gestational diabetes.
- Increase energy.
- Improve mood.
- Improve posture.
- Help build or maintain muscle strength and endurance.
- Help improve sleep quality.
In addition, staying active and fit during pregnancy may also help you better cope with labor and get back in shape after you give birth.
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