5 ways to stay fit during pregnancy

Afshan Ahmed rounds up five safe and healthy ways to stay fit during pregnancy.

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Brisk walking: A cardiovascular workout that does not place too much impact on knees and ankles.

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Swimming: A full-body workout that doesn’t put pressure on the joints or risk abdominal pressure.

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Stationary cycling: This will help maintain weight and there is a reduced risk of falling compared with a regular bike.

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Yoga: Strengthens muscles, improves flexibility, keeps blood pressure in check and fights depression.

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Strength training: Use weights or body-weight exercises to maintain muscle and reduce pregnancy-related aches and pains.

Published: September 14, 2016 04:00 AM

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