Pregnancy is a sporting challenge for a woman’s body. The development of the unborn child requires the cooperation of all the body’s own systems, just as all sports activities do. The cardiovascular system, metabolism, respiration and the entire musculo-skeletal system are increasingly stressed in these 40 weeks.
Sport supports the stressed skeletal system, can reduce the frequently occurring back pain and stimulates circulation and metabolism. The ideal supplement to this challenge is endurance sports because they provide energy, help reduce stress and increase stamina and self-confidence – ideal for the finale: birth. Swinging in the womb promotes the development of the child, especially the sensory organs.
The future mothers helps movement to a better posture. The typical pregnancy disorders, such as calf cramps, venous congestion and hemorrhoids is prevented. In addition, a good body feeling lifts the mood.
The most suitable endurance sports during pregnancy include aquajogging, jogging, cycling, aqua fitness, swimming, dancing, walking and Nordic walking. The decisive factor is that training is regularly carried out over a longer period of time, not just occasionally, briefly and vigorously. Because endurance training not only improves the condition, the heart and lungs also work more economically and pump more blood into the circulation per heartbeat, so that the maternal and child organism is optimally supplied with oxygen.