Perfect weather for a walk with your bump - Remember these simple steps to keep safe.
A few years ago we wrote an article about how to exercise while pregnant, you can read the article in detail here. In the article we highlighted 5 steps to keep safe when exercising while pregnant which you can read below. These are relevant to anyone that is pregnant and wanting a healthy pregnancy.
Talk the talk: During the hardest part of your workout, you should be able to converse without gasping for breath, though not with complete ease, either.
Pace: On a scale of 1-10, most of your walks should fall between a 3 (slow walk) and a 6 (just fast enough that you couldn't keep it up for more than 20-30 minutes).
Flat and easy: You should avoid walking on an uneven surface to reduce the chance of tripping
Hydrate for two: While walking, it is very important to keep a water bottle with you to hydrate your body, it's best to avoid any strenuous exercise in hot weather
Watch for danger signs: Stop if you experience pain, bleeding, dizziness, faintness, sudden swelling, lack of normal fetal movement, an abnormally rapid heartbeat or extreme fatigue.
Keeping you healthy keeps your bump healthy too but make sure you listen to your body..
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