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IN Health & Fitness ON 22 Sep, 2015
Pregnancy is a phase where the health of the mother is at the highest priority since it not only affects her but the baby’s fitness too. And the best method to stay fit is to exercise regularly. Working out helps to relieve stress, stay in shape, make the pregnancy stronger and even help in having an easy labor. All the mood swings are also checked and getting back in shape after delivery is ensured. We are sharing some exercise which can be performed during pregnancy to be benefitted with the above-mentioned advantages.
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Sit on the edge of a chair with your back straight and feet on the floor. Keep the arms at your sides. Hold a 5-pound weight in both the hands with palms facing your body. Bend your elbows (as shown in the picture) so your arms form a 90-degree angle. Lift the weights to shoulder height keeping your elbows bent. Repeat for reps.
Get down on your knees and hands keeping wrists directly under your shoulders. Lift knees and straighten your legs behind you, forming a straight line, but make sure your back doesn't arch. Work up to 5 breaths, holding for 1 to 2 breaths.
Place your right knee on the chair and left foot on the floor. Bend forward keeping your back parallel to the floor and place your right hand on the seat of the chair. Hold a 5-6 pound weight in your left hand, extending the arm down parallel to the shoulder. Bend the left elbow up as shown in the picture. Hold for a few seconds, and then return to the starting position. Repeat and switch sides.