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5 Safety Guidelines For Exercising During Pregnancy

Fitness
2022-10-14 | By: SNAP Fitness
 5 Safety Guidelines For Exercising During Pregnancy

Pregnant women benefit physically and mentally from exercise, but only if they observe certain measures prior, during, and after their workouts. We’ve all experienced the scorching southern summers and anybody who is exercising outdoors (pregnant or not), will want to be conscious of safety measures. As part of our mission at Women's Health Dubai to be a lifelong care partner for our patients, we believe it is important to educate pregnant parents on how to exercise without inflicting harm.

You should always check in with your doctor before beginning any exercise program, and then follow these 5 guidelines to avoid injury:

1. Beat the Heat

Dubai summer is brutal! Midday and late afternoon are peak hours for solar radiation, therefore early morning and late evening are best for physical activity. Not only do you risk being burnt during the heat of the day, but humidity can leave you feeling weary more quickly during pregnancy. Wear sunscreen, and if you can, get your exercise done first thing in the morning.

2. Leverage Indoor Space

Working out indoors is a simple method to beat the heat. Find a gym or program that offers courses indoors, enabling you to safely work out in the comfort of air conditioning. A wonderful approach to working out while pregnant is to attend a prenatal yoga class. Alternatively, if you have more than one1 child, you can use an internet fitness video that you could do at home while they sleep.

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 3. Thirdly, Water Is Crucial

Dehydration is a serious concern during pregnancy, and it's exacerbated by the hot summer weather. Pregnant women should drink 8-ounce glasses of water each day, and the more exercise they have, the more water they should consume. Keeping yourself hydrated is the single most essential thing you can do for your health and fitness during pregnancy, so keep that in mind as you read the rest of this article.

4. Dress to Impress

When planning an outdoor workout in high temperatures, remember to think about what you'll wear. Wearing light colors composed of lightweight, permeable fabrics can assist your body to maintain a comfortable temperature. These materials are more effective at drying quickly and wicking away perspiration, so they can help keep you cool. To keep the sun off your face while still allowing air to circulate, use a hat fashioned from the same material. Look for these terms on the labels of your workout gear, and always use a bug spray that is safe to use during pregnancy if you plan on exercising outside.

5. Jump In

Swimming is a great prenatal workout since it's a high-impact, low-resistance activity that helps you stay cool. You can still get great exercise in this way, but you won't put as much stress on your body as you would if you were jogging on paved surfaces or lifting weights in a gym. Join a fitness class with a friend and start kicking, who knows, your unborn child can join in the fun! 

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Get those feel-good hormones flowing now that you know how to exercise safely this summer. Pregnant women who maintain a regular exercise routine report fewer episodes of back discomfort and constipation, as well as enhanced energy and positive mood. Snap Fitness center Dubai regularly provides seminars on delivery preparation, basic infant care, and breastfeeding. Enjoy the exercise with your infant and remember to drink plenty of water in between sets. Contact Snap Fitness, the best fitness gym in Dubai. Snap Fitness is a 24 hours gym Dubai, so we’ll be available for you, any time of the day.

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