training: Knowing the types of workouts you can do with your wife after pregnancy

Pregnancies often affect a woman’s mood, she could experience a tsunami of mood swings caused by various reasons. These sudden mood swings can be due to reasons such as hormonal imbalance, lack of deep sleep, constant anxiety, fear, etc. Not all pregnant women would experience all of these problems, but women are very vulnerable to depression during pregnancy. When there are several ways to combat these emotional changes, workouts have been proven to work well in fighting depression because they release the four sets of happiness hormones, namely dopamine, endorphins, oxytocin and serotonin. All these hormones give us a feeling of satisfaction, sexual pleasure and some even contribute to the mother-child bond. Vijay Thakkar, fitness entrepreneur and functional medicine coach, suggests some simple yet highly effective workouts you can do with your partner to make it more fun.

Aqua Spinning:

Aqua spinning is one of the most popular exercises for pregnant women. It’s similar to stationary biking in a swimming pool with upper body movements like arm rotation, full arm rotation, etc. The soothing effects of water relax your mind, help eliminate stress and relieve body pain. If you can’t take your wife to a water gym, go for stationary bikes in the regular gym.

It is a classic exercise recommended to a pregnant woman by every doctor for ages. Walking for 30-45 minutes every day during your pregnancy is extremely beneficial as it keeps you active and activates your entire body. Have your partner by your side as you walk and share your daily stories, your feelings during this walk. This is the best a husband can do during his wife’s trimesters.

Indoor training:

If you have very little time for the workouts mentioned above, you can at least try doing some low-intensity indoor workouts with your wife. Pregnant women can safely perform workouts such as wall push-ups, leg raises, sit-ups, fitness ball wall squats, and more. Fortunately, the squat also has additional benefits, such as allowing your baby to move freely during birth.

However, before starting any workout regime, consult your doctor as every woman has different fitness levels while some workouts may or may not work. Therefore, consult your doctor and avoid any workout that causes major stress or pain to the body during pregnancy.

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