Health Tip: Exercising During Pregnancy

A look at potential benefits

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(HealthDay News) -- Exercise is a great way to manage the aches and pains of pregnancy, and help prepare your body for the birth of your child.

The Nemours Foundation, noting you should first get your doctor's approval, says the potential benefits of exercising during pregnancy include:

  • Feeling better and alleviating common complaints, such as backache, stress and constipation.
  • Improvements to your physical appearance.
  • Strengthening your muscles and body to prepare for childbirth.
  • Less weight gain and a faster return to your pre-pregnancy physique.

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