Food & Health

Safe Exercises During Pregnancy

Your safety and that of your baby are of prime importance at all times. You may begin to exercise in early pregnancy and continue for as long as you feel comfortable. You should, however, try to take part in a specialised prenatal exercise class under the guidance of a qualified prenatal exercise instructor.

A variety of exercises may be performed, depending on the limitations imposed by your pregnancy, such as:

  • Brisk walking.
  • Swimming.
  • Stationary cycling.
  • Low impact aerobics/pilates.
  • Specialised circuit training programmes.

Objectives of a prenatal and postnatal exercise programme
1. Increasing postural awareness and correction.
2. Maintaining and improving fitness.
3. Maintaining and improving muscular strength and tone.
4. Relaxation and correct breathing.
5. Enjoyment.