"First Trimester Exercise: Benefits, Precautions, and Recommended Activities"
Staying active during your first trimester of pregnancy is important for the health of you and your baby. Pilates, Yoga, Walking, Swimming and Water Aerobics, Running, Weight Training and Stationary Bike and Spin Class, all provide safe and effective workouts that can improve your physical fitness and reduce the chances of body pains and aches during your pregnancy. Before attempting any exercise routine, it is important to understand the basics and the limitations that come with it. If you already practice an exercise routine, you can probably keep it up but with modifications like avoiding backbends, poses that twist the abdomen, poses in position where your feet are over your head, lying on your back and Bikram or “hot” yoga. Regularly hydrate your body and keep an eye on your heart rate. With a few modifications to your exercise routine, Pilates, Yoga, Walking, Swimming and Water Aerobics, Running, Weight Training and Stationary Bike and Spin Class, can keep you physically fit and healthy during your first trimester of pregnancy.