Staying active during pregnancy can make the difference between slight discomfort and outright pain.
Very few women escape from a pregnancy without a twinge of pain, but the degree to which it defines your time with child varies greatly! Along with chiropractic, exercise offers one of the best ways to ease the standard discomforts of pregnancy, maintain great circulation throughout your body and to your fetus, and combat mental anxiety. The problem is, there will be days when you feel like doing nothing less than exercising! Here is some encouragement and advice on how to stay active during pregnancy.
Easy activities to compliment your pregnancy
Let's start with some basic guidelines: always choose low-impact exercise. Start by trying for 15 minutes of continuous activity 3 times a week and work your way up to 30 minutes. Aerobic activity is best, and group activity is even better- don't be afraid to join a pregnancy-specific group at your local gym; it is a great way to make friends and keep you accountable for staying fit.
As you move on towards the third trimester, you will naturally slow down, but you still need to stay active in small ways. Walk whenever possible, always carry your shopping bags and choose the stairs over an elevator! Think small and you will make a big difference in the way your body and mind interpret and fight back against the discomforts of pregnancy. If you need additional help with the back pain of pregnancy, give our office in Homewood, IL a call to schedule an appointment today. We are Homewood's pregnancy chiropractic specialists, and can help you lose the pain at any stage of pregnancy. We look forward to hearing from you!