|It’s common for women who love exercise to instantly find out information about workouts and their effects on their pregnancy. With cycling being such a popular sport, we decided to find out a little bit more about its benefits and potential risks to pregnant women everywhere.|
First things first, you must be aware that your energy levels are very different when you’re pregnant. During your first trimester, all the energy and hard work your body is doing is going towards creating the placenta so try to avoid long or hard training sessions (even more so in the evening). Cycling during your second and third trimester will be easier but you should check with your doctor if you have any doubts!
During your pregnancy, as your belly continues to grow, you may want to switch from your road bike to a stationary bike, which causes less stress on your body and helps you avoid any balance-related falls.
Below are a few tips for all you bike-lovers out there:
• If you’re thinking of buying a bike, when choosing one, make the comfort of the seat a priority, you’ll be grateful for that as your pregnancy progresses.
Pregnancy is a time to enjoy and have fun. As long as you’re being safe and have no complications during your check-ups, there’s no reason to interrupt your workouts and active lifestyle.
Cycling in your pregnancy
January 12, 2018