Being active before pregnancy can make it easier to stay active during pregnancy. Being active is a good habit to get into. Even a little regular activity can strengthen your heart, body and bones and help keep you at a healthy weight. Having a healthy weight before pregnancy will help you have a healthier pregnancy.
What are the benefits of being active before pregnancy?
There are many health benefits to being active before pregnancy
You don’t have to go to the gym to be active
Being active is a fun way to meet new people and is a great way to spend time with your partner or friends. It can set the stage for active family living. Try starting small by working at fitting exercise that is easily attainable into your daily routine, then gradually add more activity into your routine. For example:
Stand instead of sit.
Walk whenever you can – get off the bus early, park the car further away, use the stairs instead of the elevator.
Dance to music – it can liven up housework.
Reduce your screen time and take regular activity breaks if you have to sit for long periods of time.