What is the best prenatal exercise?
Cardiovascular exercises such as walking, swimming, jogging, and stationary cycling are top picks during all three trimesters.
What exercises should you avoid when pregnant?
- contact sports like dodgeball, football, and basketball.
- activities that increase the risk of falling, such as skiing and horseback riding.
- exercises that involve a change in oxygen levels, such as skydiving and scuba diving.
Why is prenatal exercise important?
During pregnancy, exercise can: Reduce backaches, constipation, bloating and swelling. Boost your mood and energy levels. Help you sleep better.