How Workouts are Empowering Expecting Mothers
Healthy and regular exercise is right for your body – even in pregnancy. It is so vital to your wellbeing that gynecologists around the world recommend at least 20-30 minute daily routine workouts (low-to-moderate intensity), as long as it’s in line with your medical state.
Regular exercises like dancing, swimming, yoga or Pilates are the most common types of exercise practiced by expecting mothers that are great both for you and the baby. However, exercise is not only good for your physical wellbeing – it’s great for your self-confidence and self-image as well.
It increases your sense of control
There will be times when you will feel like you’re losing control over your body. Morning sickness, constipation, backaches, and joint pain are just a few “joys” of expecting that seem like they cannot control. Regular exercise is a proven way to alleviate these symptoms.
- Backaches can be relieved by regular exercise that improves your posture.
- Constipation is less frequent because of continual and regular movement.
- Wear and tear of your joints are minimized by activation of fluid in them.
It is your body and, although the feeling is new and strange to you, you are in control.
Exercise boosts your energy levels
Pregnancy saps your energy, and regular exercise can help you get through your daily routine and stay in pace with your schedule with ease.
During a regular exercise, your body releases endorphins and serotonin – naturally occurring chemicals in your brain that guide the “feel good” mechanisms. With each training, your body strengthens a bit more, and your stamina increases.
You’ll feel stronger and more energetic each day, and before you notice, activities like grocery shopping, sitting through a meeting in the office, or shopping with friends won’t be so cumbersome.
Reduces stress and lift the spirit
Being pregnant can surely be stressful. Frequent mood swings can be exhausting to both the mind and the body.
The connection between these two is intricate, and it’s a well-known fact that a well-programmed exercise, with repetitive movements and focus on breathing, can move your brain into a sort of meditative state.
It helps alleviate stress and anxiety, leaving your mind refreshed, and body relaxed.
It improves your self-image
When watching the scale move, going up each day, your confidence and self-image could get hurt. Even though this is perfectly normal, it’s a common trigger that may lead to lack of confidence, an increase in self-doubt, and even depression.
By staying active and on track with your exercise, you’ll be making small wins each day. It will help you feel better about yourself and significantly improve the odds of gaining a normal and healthy amount of weight.
Having a healthy and positive self-image is as equally important as having a healthy and stable pregnancy.
To be a strong mom
With every day and each small kick, you’re getting closer to meeting your baby. As a future mom, you’ll need to prepare for all the joys and all the challenges that await you once the baby arrives. So, stay strong, chin up. You will be the baby’s first and most important vision, so make it proud the first time it opens the eyes.
And when you walk the streets, with your posture high, remember that you’re a supermom with pride inside. Reach out to Inspyr Gear for out motivational socks to help you keep your feet warm and your spirit up.