Safe pregnancy exercises

It is really important to remain active and to exercise while pregnant, especially if you’re like me and get the summers off. I searched the internet, and here are a few exercises that don’t put too much strain on your body, but help to keep you in shape. Enjoy!

 

Wall Push-ups

Stand, facing a wall. Rest your hands against the wall in front of you, level with your shoulders. Keeping your knees a comfortable distance apart, bend your arms and bring your chin to the wall. Make sure to keep your back straight. Straighten your arms and bring yourself back to an upright position. Gradually work up to 10-15 reps.

Leg Lifts

Start on your hands and knees. Make sure your hands are directly under your shoulders, and your knees are directly below your hips. Lift your right leg and straighten it directly behind you, parallel to the floor. Lower your leg and repeat with the left leg. Gradually work up to 10-15 reps on each side.

Squat and reach

Holding light weights or soup cans in each hand, stand up straight, with your feet more than hip-width apart. Sit back into a semi-squat while reaching one arm overhead and the other arm behind you. Stand up, bringing both arms to your sides. Repeat, alternating arms. Gradually work up to 10-15 reps.

Weighted lunges

Holding light weights or soup cans in each hand, stand straight with feet a little more than hip-width apart. Step forward and bring your right knee into a lunge in front of you. Return to a standing position, bending your arms and curling the weights toward your shoulders. Repeat with your left foot. Gradually work up to 10-15 reps.