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Pregnancy Exercise Calculator

Pregnancy Exercise Calculator

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Want to have healthy delivery? Want to be active during pregnancy? If yes, use Medindia’s interactive pregnancy exercise calculator, which can assist your daily exercise program.
As a pregnant mother, you should regularly engage in aerobic exercise and physical activities, such as walking, swimming, dancing and cycling, to keep the body fit and ensure a healthy pregnancy. Exercise throughout pregnancy increases your muscle strength, boost your immune system, reduces your risks of gestational diabetes, helps you maintain a better body image, make labour and delivery easier, and it helps you recover faster from childbirth.
Exercise is safe during pregnancy and also it is recommended. Being energetic with 30 minutes of exercise on most or all days can benefit your health during pregnancy. Exercise of just 20 minutes 3 or 4 days a week is still beneficial. If you were physically active before you were pregnant, it is likely safe to remain active during pregnancy but you should consult with your health care provider before starting any exercise program.
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Exercise Tips

  • It is important to start exercising slowly during pregnancy. Start with just a few minutes a day and then gradually increase your exercise to maximum of 30 minutes a day.
  • While exercising be sure to wear loose fitting, comfortable clothes as well as a good supportive bra.
  • Exercise on a flat level surface prevents you from injury.
  • Drink plenty of water before, during and after your workout to reduce dehydration. (Approximately two and a half litres per day (this is particularly important in the first three months)
  • Eat sufficient healthy calories to meet the needs of your pregnancy. Start eating more vegetables, fruits and rich in vitamin B6.
  • Eat three to four hours before doing exercise and immediately after
  • Always keep monitor your temperature, heart rate (maintain it below 140 beats per minute (BPM) and listen to your body.
  • Stop immediately if you experience any symptoms and call your doctor

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