Exercise Balls Enhance A Fit Pregnancy

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Can I use an exercise ball during pregnancy?

Exercise Balls Enhance A Fit Pregnancy

Now that doctors encourage women to exercise when pregnant (barring any complications), there are many sources of information about safe pregnancy exercises. Check out a pregnancy exercise DVD or guide to doing exercises using a pregnancy exercise ball (which means a standard fitness ball). Most pregnancy exercise routines include exercises for opening the hips and strengthening the lower back to help the body prepare for labor and delivery. Be sure to avoid exercises that involve lying flat on your back after the first trimester.

In addition, massage balls can enhance a pregnant woman's exercise routine by loosening up spots that may be sore or tight due to all the changes going on in the body. Roll a massage ball along the muscles of your arms and legs, and enlist a friend or significant other to roll the massage ball along your shoulders and back. Massage balls can be used as foot rollers, too.



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