Whilst I'm not one for new year's resolutions, I really am going to make a bit more effort to be active over the next few weeks before I get too big. The benefits of exercise in pregnancy are immeasurable. They include:
Easier to cope both physically and psychologically with the weight you are gaining Labour should be easier if your muscles have remained toned during pregnancy You will regain your figure much more easily after giving birth Recent research indicates that if the mother exercises for at least 20 minutes three times a week during pregnancy, this will enhance the newborn's brain development So whilst pregnancy isn't a great time to take up a new exercise regime, if you are already quite active, it's a great idea to keep it up. So, after giving myself a written kick up the backside, it's time to dust off my trainers!