Pregnancy Women Fitness

Whenever someone thinks of pregnancy, the only thing that comes to your mind is working out to be in shape and hitting the top-spot of fitness. However, what most of the people never realize is there are quite a lot of aspects involved in being fit than having a normal muscular tone and having medium weight. Fitness consists of various aspects for an individual like rest, physical condition, nutrition, and the list goes on.

And if a woman is pregnant, then there is a huge importance for it. Not only is she responsible for her own health, even the health of the unborn child comes into the question. One has to consider various exercises and fitness programs addressing physical and nutritious well-being. Chances are there that you would be eating in the right amounts, and still lacking in fitness. Even you could be hitting out at the gym and exercising, and still lacking the necessary nutrition for daily needs. So, being healthy in pregnancy involves in being physically and mentally fit and ensuring that you meet all the necessity of physical needs.

In most of the pregnancy and women wellness program, proper sleep takes a beating and is often overlooked. One thing what people never realize is without a proper rest and sleep, the body is getting deprived of the restorative sleep which is necessary for charging one’s battery for the next day. Of course, this could make some tired (which is common in most of the pregnancy) and less recharged. Some may get mood-swings in the later stages of pregnancy which could be mentally straining. Taking naps at regular intervals during the time of the pregnancy is a good thing and can be considered as a safe fitness regime.

In addition, one must not forget about diet and nutrition at the time of pregnancy. The unborn baby who is cocooned in your stomach needs the regular nutrition for fueling her or his growth. Without getting enough of nutrition, the body will start to suffer from the various side effects and this could affect the mother as well as the baby. In pregnancy, the main priority is the nutritional requirements of the baby and for avoiding such situations; one needs a good fitness and pregnancy program.

Such result-oriented fitness and pregnancy program can help in mapping out the nutritious requirement of the mother as well as the baby, thereby ensuring that it grows to get the best nutrition for both the baby and mother. Regular exercise is encouraged among the pregnant women and the only difference between the exercise done by mothers and other people is that exercise of pregnant women consists of low intensity workouts.

Pregnancy often puts an additional burden on the body and its resources like oxygen, nutrients, etc. Even a high cardiovascular exercise can lead to draining of the energy of the body at faster rate. So, it is important that pregnant mothers do low impact exercising at the time of pregnancy in order to achieve the ultimate goal of being fit.


Saravavan Nadarajan (Vanan)

Vanan, fitness expert and leader at EzFit Singapore, specializes in holistic training—home-based, boot camps, and corporate fitness—with over a decade of industry experience.

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