A healthy body means a healthy baby, so while you’re rocking your baby bump experts believe you could also be rocking a workout. Pregnant women who exercise tend to have less back pain, more energy, and an overall better body image. According to fitpregnancy.com, they also have a faster return rate to their pre-baby body.
Here are 3 easy, at home, workouts to keep you and baby happy and healthy:
Pliés – Stand about an arm's length away from a chair, table edge, or barre. Pull your belly button up and in while lowering your torso as low as possible with your back straight. Repeat as many times as desired.
Strengthens - Quadriceps, hamstrings, and butt, while also helping balance.
Side-Lying Inner and Outer Thigh Raise – Lie on your side supporting your head with your forearm. Bend the leg that is the same as the side you’re lying on (use a pillow for knee support if needed), keeping the opposite leg straight. Then raise your straight leg to hip height. Repeat as many times as desired.
Strengthens - Core and inner thighs.
Plank – Get down on your hands and knees, placing hands directly below your shoulders. With your legs straight out behind you press upwards using your toes until your back is flat. Pull your belly button up and in with this exercise as well! Hold for 3-5 breaths.
Strengthens - Core, arms, and back.
Follow your workout with a pat on the back and a healthy snack, and your Premium Prenatal of course. By taking your prenatal you are then able to help ease morning sickness, help support energy levels, and get through that workout and the rest of your day!