Moderate and regular exercise during your pregnancy can help reduce back pain, make childbirth easier, reduce excessive weight gain, and improve the health for you and your baby. During your pregnancy, your ob/gyn doctor or midwife will recommend that you get at least 30 minutes of exercise each day.
The benefits of exercise that were present before you were pregnant still apply now that you are carrying a child. With proper exercise you can achieve:
Some great activities that are safe while you are pregnant:
Is Dancing Safe While You Are Pregnant?
Yes! Not only is dancing a safe form of exercise while you are pregnant, it is also a very fun way to exercise.
Before you consider dancing or any other exercise while you are pregnant, you should consult your physician or midwife.
Dancing allows you to increase flexibility and tone muscles while moving to the music that you love.
Dancing During The First Trimester
Some tips for dancing in your first trimester of pregnancy:
– You should make it a habit to stretch regularly. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends that you should be stretching each major muscle group at least two times a week for 60 seconds.
– Without a proper warm-up, you could strain joints and ligaments, which could lead to injuries.
– Adjust the intensity of your dance moves by how you are feeling. If you get tired and sore from certain moves, stop and substitute with an alternative.
Dancing During The Second and Third Trimesters
Ballroom and Salsa Dancing are excellent ways to get your heart rate up as you move across the floor. You and your dance partner may need to adjust movements as your belly expands.
Dances to Avoid During Pregnancy
If you have any questions about dancing while you are pregnant or you like to schedule a lesson, please give us a call at 919-872-0111 or use the contact form below.