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Here are the reasons why walking during pregnancy, even right up to your due date, is so beneficial: it’s easy on the knees, ankles, and back, plus it’s free.
For the majority of pregnant women, it is safe to exercise during pregnancy. And one of the simplest ways to do it is to just put on your shoes, go outside. A great low-impact exercise during pregnancy that is beneficial to both you and the unborn child is brisk walking.
Although you should always consult your doctor before beginning a new exercise regimen, almost all expectant parents can walk without risk during pregnancy. Here is more information on the benefits of this activity and how to carry it out during each trimester.
Is it Safe to Walk on a Treadmill While Pregnant?
Yes, this is a great way to stay in shape if it’s what you enjoy doing and you have easy access to a treadmill. Having said that, when the weather is right, I much prefer to go for a walk outside. Avoid walking during particularly hot or cold months.
Making sure you don’t lose your balance and fall off while walking on a treadmill while pregnant is the main safety concern. Always try to use a treadmill with side rails.
Can I Walk during Pregnancy if I am a Beginner?
I want you to decide on your current level of fitness in order to start figuring out how far you should walk. You will be a beginner if you have never worked out before becoming pregnant. This entails walking less intensely and for a shorter distance. Start with a short block walk and build on that.
You will experience a variety of physical changes during your first trimester of pregnancy. Morning sickness will undoubtedly affect your daily activities if you have it. Start out slowly by going for 15-20 minutes of comfortable walking each day.
I’d advise you to aim for three days per week. You can gradually extend your walking time by 5 to 10 minutes once you can comfortably walk for 20 minutes.
You should be able to walk for at least five days per week by the end of your first trimester.
As long as you can continue to walk at a comfortable pace, do this. When walking for longer periods of time, remember to take rest days in between.