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3 Ways to Stay Healthy During Pregnancy That You Haven't Thought About

Pregnancy is a time of excitement. It’s a brand new life coming into the world! One of the most important things to do during pregnancy is to keep both yourself and your new baby healthy. While there are some great tips on how to do this, there may be other ways to stay healthy that you haven’t even thought about yet.

For those looking for new and fresh ways to stay healthy, check out these 3 unconventional ways to keep your pregnancy as healthy as possible.

Lift Weights

You probably don’t generally put weight lifting and pregnancy together, but the practice can actually be really good for pregnant women. Lifting weights helps keep the muscles toned and strong. And once that baby is born, you’ll definitely need those muscles to lift baby.

The key to lifting weights during pregnancy is to not overdo it. Your body is changing so quickly, your center of gravity has shifted, and your joints are looser, so injury is more likely. If you haven’t been lifting, start with really small handheld weights. Go easy and listen to your body. It’s also a great idea to run it by your doctor for safety reasons.

Swimming

Ok, so it might not be very appealing to put on a swimsuit when you are pregnant, but swimming is a great way to stay in shape. It is low impact and easy on the joints and muscles. It will help improve cardiovascular health, and it will help keep you at a healthy weight during your pregnancy. The water can also help take the weight off of your body, so the pressure and pain that is sometimes experienced by pregnant women can get a little relief.

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care for pregnant women is growing in popularity. Chiropractors may be able to use spinal manipulation to keep the spine properly aligned. This can help keep extra pain and tension off of the spine and lower back, which is where a lot of pregnant women experience pain. Keeping the spine in line also promotes a healthier body in general, which helps keep the growing baby healthier as well.

To get chiropractic care to help with the aches and pains of pregnancy, check out The Joint...the Chiropractic Place. If you are short on time, take advantage of their walk in appointment policy. They also have an affordable pricing plan to make sure that everyone can get the care they need without breaking the bank. A chiropractor at The Joint may be able to align your spine and get you feeling better than ever so that your pregnancy can be enjoyable and pain free.

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