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Being newly pregnant is a bundle of emotions for most women, and often even the steeliest of us can be fearful, particularly in the early days of doing anything that could inadvertently cause any harm. Sound familiar?
So what about exercise?! Should we do it? What is safe? How to do it? It can be super confusing and even many doctors are not familiar with the updated research based guidelines for exercising during pregnancy! (Click here for more: add link to this here to article 60% of doctors are getting this wrong) What a minefield…
However, what we do know is that gone are the days where pregnant women were seen as vulnerable and should ‘rest’. Instead, research tells us that as long as your pregnancy is progressing without complications, exercise can be a powerful tool in helping your baby develop in a healthy way and preparing your body for birth and beyond.
So – what do you need to think about before you start? What are the do’s and don’t s? How can you do it in an easy/time efficient way from your own home?? We have our resident advisory board member pre and post natal specialist trainer Natalie Ferris take you through all you need to know.
First up: for a quick intro/what you need to know and consider before you start: (always check with your doctor first) click here for the 2 minute download and all you need to know to make this work for you as an individual:
Once you’ve done that and are ready to go – click here for a 20 minute full body pregnancy-safe blitz with Natalie (minimal equipment required)
A 20 minute lower body circuit will get the blood flowing, endorphins running and reinforcing the key muscles for pregnancy and beyond. The only thing you will need is a resistance band (super useful and very cheap/easy to get on Amazon) plus some dumbbells or cans/water bottles to use for a bit of weight
Or: for a 20 min strengthening focusing on key areas for posture/carrying your bump (and eventually your baby!) check out this one here:
Enjoy and good luck!
This article is for informational purposes only. This article is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment and should never be relied upon for specific medical advice. The information on this website has been developed following years of personal research and from referenced and sourced medical research. Before making any changes we strongly recommend you consult a healthcare professional before you begin.
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