You probably already know by now that getting into an exercise routine is beneficial even while you're pregnant. In fact, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends at least 20 to 30 minutes of exercise with light to moderate intensity for expecting women who are not at risk or do not have any pregnancy complications most days of the week.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
CONTINUE READING BELOW
Recommended Videos

However, if you're still hesitant to do exercises for fear that it might harm your baby, here's a light 4-minute workout that is inspired by ballet, Pilates and yoga, so it won't feel like you're working out at all!

A few reminders: make sure to check with your own doctor before you begin any physical routines, and get her clearance first. And remember to cool down after exercising! This step is just as important as the exercise itself, says Live Strong, and this could be achieved by simply walking at a relaxed pace until your heart rate returns to its normal level.

More From FemaleNetwork.com

This story originally appeared on Smartparenting.com.ph.

* Minor edits have been made by the Femalenetwork.com editors.

Personal Loan Calculator
Use this calculator to know how much you'll be paying based on current interests of banks.*
This is required.
This is required.
*Rates can change without prior notice.
Continue
Get the latest updates from Female Network
Subscribe to our Newsletter!
Comments
Trending on Network

Latest Stories

New a Haircut? Salons, Barbershops Will Reopen by June 7

Around 400,000 salon workers are expected to head back to work on June 7.

7 Cold Drink Franchises You Can Invest in for Less Than P500,000

If you have extra money in the bank, here’s one way to make it grow.
Load More Stories