If you are expecting a baby, you need to be physically fit and healthy throughout your pregnancy because your baby’s health depends on yours. Whether or not you were physically active before you became pregnant, exercise during pregnancy is safe as long as you perform exercises that are designed for pregnant women and you have the approval of your healthcare provider.
Regular exercise will benefit you and your baby so make it a habit. But how do you know which exercises are right for you? A pregnancy fitness DVD is one excellent resource for expectant mothers who would like to start a safe exercise program at home. You can choose a pregnancy fitness DVD for a specific trimester or for the entire nine months of your pregnancy.
Additionally, a pregnancy fitness DVD can feature different exercises such as low-impact aerobic exercises, stretching exercises or exercises based on yoga or Pilates. Choosing a pregnancy fitness DVD is a convenient way to work out and stay healthy during pregnancy. Most of the workouts are short, about 20 to 25 minutes. You only need to make sure that you exercise in a regular basis, at least thrice a week on alternating days to get results. In addition, you also need to make sure that you are eating well because exercise along will not make you fit or healthy.
Be safe when you exercise. Many exercise videos include a help section and guidelines for effective and safe exercise. Follow the advice of the fitness video instructor. Better yet, do your own research about what you should and should not do when you exercise during pregnancy from fitness websites and, of course, your doctor.
You can get a pregnancy fitness DVD from a local fitness store or online. When choosing which DVD to buy, make sure to check that the exercise program features is appropriate for your fitness level. Above all, choose a pregnancy fitness DVD by a certified fitness instructor with specialty on prenatal and postnatal fitness training.
To help you choose which pregnancy fitness DVD to get, check out consumer reviews online. Find out what other pregnant women used or are using and what they think of the video. If you are part of an online group or club of mothers-to-be, ask your co-members for recommendations. Then, research the fitness pregnancy DVD they mention. Write down the information about the exercise program offered by a particular exercise video and consult with your doctor to make sure it is safe for you to do those exercises.