Whether you’re pregnant or have just given birth, the media and the Internet can provide scary facts and figures on the negative effects of exercise on you or your unborn child.
The truth is, that unless there is a medical reason for you to NOT exercise, there are no other complications to your health and you are already a regular exerciser, then there is no reason why you should not continue. Under the supervision of a qualified pre & post-natal trainer, your exercise programme is adapted to suit the physiological and biomechanical changes that occur throughout the trimesters.
In fact the medical evidence suggests that some of the many benefits of exercising whilst pregnant are that it can:
- Prevent or reduce back pain
- Help with fatigue and nausea
- Reduce recovery time after giving birth
- Reduction in labour time and medication
Providing your birth did not suffer any major complications, and you have been given the all clear in your 6-week check-up by a medical professional, there is no reason why you cannot start to enjoy the benefits of exercise. Getting back to your pre-pregnancy weight and enjoying a healthy lifestyle is achievable, using specific guidelines and techniques.
Be.fit understands that as a busy mum and with the demands of a new baby, finding time to exercise can be hard. That’s why we work together to devise a plan that fits your schedule, using programmes that can be slotted in both at home and in the private be.fit gym.