The benefits of walking during pregnancy
Walking is one of the best cardiovascular exercises for pregnant women – especially because it keeps you fit without requiring special equipment or extra cost. It’s also a safe activity to continue throughout all nine months of pregnancy and one of the easier ways to start exercising if you haven’t previously been active.
General tips for walking during pregnancy
If you’ve been walking for exercise, keep it up. If you were fairly inactive before you got pregnant, start with a slow walk and gradually build up to brisk jaunts of 20 to 60 minutes. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, you can safely do moderate exercise for 20 to 30 minutes on most or all days of the week, as long as your healthcare provider has given you the go-ahead.
These basic precautions can keep you comfortable and healthy on your