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.

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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!

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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.

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This story originally appeared on Smartparenting.com.ph.

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

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