Light sport and walks in the fresh air will help you to feel good ‒ both physically and mentally. At the same time, this will get your circulation going, thereby eliminating tiredness and fatigue and brightening your mood. Furthermore, you can relieve stress, prevent the formation of varicose veins, stabilize your cardiovascular system and train your muscles.
A bit of training is necessary, as it is now particularly important for you to strengthen your supporting and skeletal muscles in order to counter the back pain which many pregnant women suffer from.
Besides this, such training is also beneficial for your child. It has been proven that the rocking which takes place in the womb during sport promotes the development of your unborn baby. Babies of mothers who do sport are particularly energetic, have a stronger heart and a more stable immune system.
All endurance sports are suitable such as light jogging (as long as your belly is not yet too round), Nordic walking and swimming as well as gymnastics, in particular Pilates and yoga.
Nordic walking is ideal during pregnancy. It is best to do this in the open air, where you can breathe deeply, fill your lungs with oxygen and increase your vitamin D production.
Nordic walking trains all your muscles without putting too much of a strain on your cardiovascular system.
Swimming is particularly pleasant when your belly has become rounder and heavier. Due to the weightlessness in water, you can move easily and lightly. If you would like to do even more for your body, you could take an aqua-fitness course. Just wait and see ‒ it is harder than it looks.
Every type of gymnastics is beneficial, insofar as it is tailored to pregnant women and later to postpartum recovery. This sport strengthens those muscles which are under particular strain as well as the tendons and ligaments.
With Pilates gymnastics, you can train your deeper muscle layers in a calm and relaxing way while consciously using your breathing to assist in this.
Why don’t you take a quick look now at a couple of special Pilates exercises which we have put together for you?
With our Pregnancy Pilates and our Postnatal Pilates videos (in German), you can even try them out straight away! Quickly change into some comfortable clothes, as you will certainly want to begin with the exercises at once!