WIC in Vermont

Staying Active

Staying active during pregnancy can help you to feel better both physically and emotionally. Check with your doctor before becoming active. It is likely that if you were active before your pregnancy, you can continue to stay active. If you were quite sedentary before your pregnancy, start out more slowly and add activity to your daily routine gradually. Start with 10 minutes of walking. Gradually increase your activity to 30 minutes on most days of the week. Find things that you like to do, such as walking, swimming or prenatal exercise class. Get moving with others, such as family members or friends. Physical activity is good for everyone!

Be active for a healthy body.

You will look and feel good becuase you will:

  • increase your energy level
  • elevate your mood
  • sleep better at night
  • keep stress level down
  • keep your body toned

Find time to be active for 30 minutes on most days of the week.

You can even break it up like this:

  • ...walk 10 minutes after breakfast
  • ...walk 10 minutes after lunch
  • ...walk 10 minutes after dinner

Regular physical activity will give you more energy and can help control your rate of weight gain. Always check with your doctor before starting any excercise program.