Anushka Sharma performs headstand during pregnancy. Here’s how an expectant mom should plan her workout


Most exercises are safe to perform during pregnancy as long as you are cautious and not overdoing it. Swimming, brisk walking, indoor stationary cycling, step or elliptical machines, and low-impact aerobics are some best forms of physical activity for an expecting mother. These activities benefit your entire body and the risk of injury is quite low. Moreover, you can continue doing it till your last week of pregnancy.

However, there are some particular physical activities that you must avoid for you and your baby’s safety.

Avoid lying flat on your back after the 4th month of pregnancy because the weight of your baby bump puts pressure on the big blood vessels. This can make you faint and reduce blood flow to your baby.

Sports in which there is a risk of injury or getting hurt such as kickboxing, squash, tennis, football and hockey should also be avoided. Even activities like horse riding and gymnastics are not safe during this time.

Physical activities in which change in pressure and altitude is common like scuba-diving and exercising at height can make you sick.

High impact exercises which involve lots of twisting and turning may also be risking during pregnancy and may cause joint discomfort.

Workout in which the body’s core temperature goes higher can be unsafe for the baby. So, it is best to perform them in moderation and keep yourself hydrated all along.

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