How to exercise safely while pregnant [Infographic]

It's safe to exercise during's how.

by Coach Nancy Carlson

Most women can, and should, exercise during pregnancy. As a mom of 6 and a physical preparation coach, I tell women they are training for the hardest thing you have ever done. Building your strength and endurance can make a huge difference when it comes to your delivery. 

Research shows that both you and your baby can gain tremendous health benefits, both now and down the road, if you exercise during your pregnancy.

But as with most things, knowing what and how much to do is key to gaining those benefits.

Our friends at Precision Nutrition produced this helpful guide for staying lean and fit during pregnancy, effectively and safely.

You can download your own copy to print and share with your friends by clicking here.

You'll be the cool mom-to-be!

Click here for a fully printable version of this infographic. You can take them to the gym, share them with your OB, or just keep them as a handy reminder next time you train.

Want to learn more? Coach John Berardi, PhD, has written a complete explanation of this infographic in his article "Pregnancy Workouts: How to exercise during pregnancy."

About the author

Coach Nancy

Nancy Carlson is a Certified Professional Fitness Trainer with the National Exercise and Sports Trainer Association, a Level 1 Youth Conditioning Specialist with the International Youth Conditioning Association, and is a Level 2 Certified Precision Nutrition Master coach. Nancy was recognized in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 as the “Best of the Best” Fitness Trainer in Southern NH by the Hippo Press.

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