Maintaining the body’s overall health during pregnancy is certainly a top priority for any mother-to- be. Whether this means getting in plenty of walking, avoiding health hazards such as smoke and chemicals, or eating the right foods (outside of those cravings, of course), there are a number of activities and diets that can put you on the right track toward a healthy pregnancy. On the fitness side of things, consider looking into prenatal workouts that help to reduce the toll pregnancy can take on the body. From preventing back pain and knocking off pounds to improving sleep and reducing swelling, the benefits to be enjoyed from prenatal workouts can bring quite a bit of relief. We’ve gathered several of those workouts in the infographic below, along with even more health benefits expectant mothers can get out of prenatal exercise. As always, please be sure to consult with your doctor before beginning or changing your exercise program while pregnant.

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The Benefits of Prenatal Workouts

 

Karly Wood

Karly Wood

Editor at HomeLife Media
I'm a born and bred Southern California native and currently the editor of LifeAsMama.com . I get to share my life with my husband of 12 years and our beautiful, 4-year old daughter. In my free time you'll catch me cheering for the Dodgers, cooking, baking, reading, crafting and probably watching a little HGTV!