pregnancy and exercise are like ketchup and mustard…you just can’t have one without the other! i truly believe from the research i have read and from my own personal experience that exercise and pregnancy go hand in hand. they are the yin and the yang. you can’t have one without the other, or rather you can, but shouldn’t have one without the other. of course the variation in exercises will most definitely vary from one women to the next, but the fact is that each and every pregnant lady should do some form of exercise. not only for themselves; to make you feel better, maintain your strength during pregnancy and labour, increase your recovery time, along with many more positives. but, you should also exercise to help the health of your unborn child. research shows that exercise during your pregnancy can benefit your baby both in heart and overall health. in a previous blog post titled, “exercise your mind, body and soul for a healthy you and baby” i talk about many of the health benefits that exercising during pregancy will give you and your baby! check it out and i’m sure you will agree (whether you want to exercise or not) that you should get up off your tushy and start walking today!
exercise is a huge part of my life and has been for many years. without it, i definitely wouldn’t be a ‘sane’ mommy! exercise gets me through my day, feeling as though i have done something for myself. in order for me to be the best mom, wife, friend, sister and any other hat i may wear…i have to exercise. without exercise it’s safe to say i might just be plain old mean! it gives me a chance to clear my head, get my endorphins going, helps me to look and feel my best, which is not only good for me, but also my marriage! if you know what i mean..wink, wink!!!