2 months is a long time to be inactive
By staying active you’ll maintain your muscle tone, posture, cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, mobility and mental health. Two months off can lead to increased aches and pains, decreased energy, deconditioning and the blues.
The summer heat coupled with circulatory system changes during pregnancy can lead to swelling. Did you know that regular exercise can help to prevent and reduce swelling? As can regular water intake….and your instructor will remind you to stay hydrated during class.
Heat can zap energy. Exercise boosts energy. Enough said.
A regular exercise schedule = regular exercise
Let’s face it, wen we sign up for something we do it. When we make a workout date with a friend, we show up. Without an exercise schedule, weeks, even months can pass by in the blink of an eye. Create a schedule, pre-register for at least one class a week, and you will reap the rewards. I've never heard someone say, "I wish I didn't exercise today."
The friends you’ll make during your pregnancy will be your village once you become a parent. Prenatal fitness classes are a great way to meet other moms-to-be who value active living and community.
Melanie Osmack www.fit4two.ca