Wonderful Workouts

Those were olden days, women used to work in their routine way even during in their pregnancy. That was the reason, rate of natural deliveries were high then, comparing to current generation. Now, women go on bed rest during pregnancy irrespective of the doctors' advise. Simultaneously, we ladies do not even walk when they are pregnant, by self declared bed rest.

However, doctors are stating and prescribing workout regime for pregnant women. Exercise works very well during pregnancy, It prevents mood swings, improves sleep, and reduces pregnancy aches and pains. Exercise prepares mothers for childbirth by strengthening muscles and makes it much easier for moms to get back in shape after baby's born. Here are few workouts advised by doctors across the Globe, which will be great help to the pregnant women during the journey.

Walking: This is one of the best cardiovascular exercises for pregnant women, walking keeps you fit for sure without troubling your knees and ankles. It's also easy to do anywhere as walking doesn't require any equipment other than a pair of comfortable shoes, and is safe throughout all nine months of pregnancy.

Swimming: Fitness experts say that swimming is the best and safest exercise for pregnant women. Swimming is ideal because it exercises both arms and legs, provides cardiovascular benefits, and allows expectant women to feel weightless despite the extra pounds of pregnancy.

Aerobics and dance: Aerobic exercise strengthens your heart and tones your body. And if you take a class for pregnant women, you'll enjoy the camaraderie of other moms-to-be and feel reassured that each movement is safe for you and your baby. While dancing, you can get your heart pumping well. You can dance in your house with the help of music but, dancing at a dance class is always advisable as you have to be monitored by an expert. But remember that, jumps and leaps red to be avoided strictly. However, any exercise or workout recommended for expecting moms, only under supervision of doctor/ health expert.

- Bhavana