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Safe Exercises During Pregnancy

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Updated March 21, 2005

Walking:

Walking is a great exercise to perform during pregnancy. It is low impact and you can easy control your speed. Walking for 20 minutes 4 times a week is a great way to stay in shape throughout your pregnancy.

Low Impact Aerobics:

Low impact aerobics are a fun way to stay in shape. They can be performed in the privacy of your home, through instruction of a video tape, or at a local health club. There are many low impact aerobic pregnancy classes offered at gyms. This is a good way to bond with other mothers to be and discuss the changes your bodies are going through.

Swimming:

Swimming is a great activity to perform while pregnant. This activity uses all of the major muscle groups in the body. The water also supports your extra pregnancy weight and decreases added strain on your joints.

Yoga:

Yoga keeps you flexible and improves muscle strength during pregnancy. It is also a very relaxing form of exercises that can help reduce the stress that comes along with adding a new member to your family
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