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Working out while pregnant - yes and we tell you why!

Working out while pregnant - yes and we tell you why!

If the thought of giving up your active lifestyle for nine months scares you, you don't have to worry, because you can continue doing sports, even if you may have to adapt your program or switch to another, more pregnancy friendly sport.

In fact, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recently published its official opinion paper on the topic to reflect that fact. “Physical activity in pregnancy has minimal risks and has been shown to benefit most women, although some modification to exercise routines may be necessary,” it reads. “Women with uncomplicated pregnancies should be encouraged to engage in cardio- and strength exercises before, during, and after pregnancy.”

And some of the benefits suggested are really beneficial and in addition to easing labor and shortens recovery, you may also be giving your future child a better brain development with on the way. Not to underestimate the psychological effect, that you feel better and can mentally enjoy your pregnancy even more! You may sleep better after a good workout and you are likely to have less pregnancy related pains. Let's enjoy an active pregnancy and feel strong and good in your changing body!

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