Did you know that just because you are pregnant you are statistically more likely to exercise?
Makes sense, right? Suddenly your body is not your own anymore. All those downward dogs and reps at the gym mean health and happiness for that little human you are growing.
More than that, your body is not your own anymore! You probably definitely need some downtime to pump up the iPod and zone out on the treadmill for a bit.
Researchers Zhang and Savitz found that about 42 percent of pregnant women exercise regularly. Half of these people kept it up for more than 6 months.
Then they looked at the control group: women who are of childbearing age. About 38 percent of these people got up and got active.
OK, I admit a 4 percent bump isn’t anything to start fist pumping triumphantly about. But it’s something!
Among all the aches, exhaustion and stress of baby-bearing it is beneficial to highlight the good things that little human is pushing you to do.
Do you feel a greater need to exercise since becoming pregnant? I’d love to hear from you!