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You're a fitness freak and wondering that your daily exercises will get disturbed while you’re pregnant, then you are thinking on the wrong side of pregnancy. Maintaining the exercise routine during pregnancy helps you to keep fit, healthy and make you feel best. Doing exercises during pregnancy is very beneficial for your future baby's growth and development in the womb. It is also helpful in improving the postures and reducing the common discomforts and back pains during pregnancy.
Pregnancy exercises help prevent gestational diabetes (diagnosed during pregnancy), relieve your stress, and stay positive for nine months. You know exercises during pregnancy are beneficial, and most importantly, you must know which exercises are to be done during pregnancy; you can’t do all the exercises. Start exercises with simple poses and also ask your doctor before starting it.
During the second trimester of pregnancy, focus more on the exercises that strengthen your muscles so that you stay fit, healthy, and pain-free throughout your pregnancy. Here are some exercises which you can do between 13 to 28 weeks of pregnancy-
Curl and Press: Stand on your feet with your straight hips out, holding dumbbells in your hand and keeping your hands aside. Move your hand at the shoulders height and reverse. Do this 15 times to make your shoulders and biceps stronger!
Bent-Over Fly: Stand on the feet with bent knees, holding dumbbells in your hand with front palms and raise your both arms to the sides with slightly folded in your elbows. Repeat the same 15 times and rest for 60 seconds. Don’t forget to keep yourself hydrated while exercising.
Single Arm Arrow: This exercise will help you to tone your backs and arms. Bring your left foot forwards and bent slightly, and rest your left hand on the left thighs. And extend the dumbbell in your right hand and raise your hand to the height of your chest forward to the ground. 15 sets from both hands.
Forward Rise: Stand straight on your exercise mat, holding dumbbells in your both hand and hands to shoulder height. This exercise will help you to tone your shoulders and arms.
Breathing Exercise: Lay down on your mate facing to the sky with open hands to heights and open legs, relax! Take deep breaths and feel inhale and exhale. It helps you to relax your mind and stay stress-free during pregnancy.
Avoid exercises that may cause lower abdominal trauma and create pressure on your uterus area.
Have a healthy and safe second trimester! These are some important exercises you can do during the second trimester of your pregnancy to stay fit, healthy and stress-free and support overall baby development. Mark the exercises you can't do for nine months.