Studies show that women who exercise regularly have a lower risk of developing gestational diabetes or having unplanned cesarean sections.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) says that pregnant women should aim to exercise moderately for 30 minutes or more a day, seven days a week. Exercising has been shown to reduce back pain, ease constipation, and strengthen your heart and blood vessels!
Hydration is extra important during pregnancy. The ACOG recommends drinking plenty of water before, during, and after your workout.
Make sure to stay cool when working out. Overheating can lead to pregnancy complications. Don’t workout when it’s a hot or humid day, and make sure to exercise in loose comfortable clothing.
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