Let's Walk Together

GOAL:
Increase the body’s oxygen levels to exercise the heart and lungs.

MATERIALS:
-Light clothing
-Athletic shoes
-Drinking water

LEARNING EXPERIENCE:
In addition to being an excellent exercise to improve both your and your baby’s health, it is also very simple to perform at any time.

To begin with you need to dress in lightweight clothing, if it’s elastic sportswear even better. Your athletic shoes should be suitable to allow you to maintain balance and should provide adequate support. Remember to drink water before you begin and bring your water bottle with you at all times.

Look for a place outside where you’d like to be, such as a park, a quiet street, or a forest. When you arrive, close your eyes, inhale and exhale deeply twice. Then prepare your feet and knees before you start. Warm your ankles with small circular movements, 10 repetitions with each foot and bend and stretch your legs slightly, completing 10 repetitions.

Now, let’s get started! Walk for 15 minutes at a slow pace. When walking try to have positive thoughts about you and your baby. Observe the beautiful details of the environment and appreciate the beauty of what you see. It is important that you keep your breathing constant. If you start to get very tired it is better to pause the exercise. 

This exercise can be repeated 3 to 5 times a week. You can gradually increase the time up to 30 minutes a day, but this depends on how you feel.

I recommend that when performing this exercise make sure it is at a time of day when the sun is not very strong. Bring plenty of water to keep you hydrated the entire time and ask your doctor about all types of exercise you perform during your pregnancy.

With this activity you will be helping yourself generate positive thoughts, increase your well-being during pregnancy, improve oxygen flow throughout your body, and improve your mental health.

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