Exercises during pregnancy: From Pilates to Kaenz
On the internet, there is a lot of misinformation about exercises during pregnancy, most of which do not have a scientific basis or generate complications for the mother and the baby.
Also, it is extremely easy to indicate “certain exercises during pregnancy” without knowing what happens inside the body and without determining what is working or for what purpose, therefore, in Kaenz we are sure that you would not give your health and your baby in the hands of the inexperienced
Next, we will cover the alternatives that exist of exercises in pregnant women and which are the recommended ones, according to its reliability, effectiveness and security.
Is there a difference between exercise and exercise during pregnancy?
First of all, we must separate the concept of physical activity from physical exercise, the former is only an energy expenditure without a definite goal, which may be climbing stairs, walking, swimming, dancing, cycling, shopping, washing clothes, cooking or just moving.
In contrast, physical exercise has a clear objective, which in the case of pregnant women are to lose weight, control blood sugar, decrease pubic pain, low back pain or leg pain and just as a doctor prescribes a medication with a dose, administration and specific frequency; The Physical Therapist and not the Midwife or the Gynecologist, is the health professional, who prescribes the exercises during pregnancy, by means of frequency, intensity, time, type and density of the exercise, in addition must contemplate the characteristics of each woman and adapt them according to their needs with the principles of training, such as adaptation, overload, variability, rest, among others.
So … What are the alternatives to exercise during pregnancy?
There are several alternatives of exercises during pregnancy, being the most known: 1) Sessions of kinesic exercises at home. 2) Exercises with therapeutic balls or Fitball. 3) Swimming for pregnant women. 4) Hydrogymnastics. 5) Yoga class. 6) Pilates exercises with or without machines and 7) Kaenz.
Which we will address and detail below:
1) Exercises for pregnant women, based on kinesic sessions at home.
Currently, there are several companies or independent physical therapist, who perform exercises for pregnant women at home, using balloons, elastic bands, massage, respiratory and pelvic floor exercises, being a positive factor, comfort, since the professional goes to the home of the pregnant and performing specific exercises, according to the problems, needs or goals of the woman.
Unfortunately, the physical therapists are characterized by exercises that are very monotonous, boring and sometimes not functional.
2) Exercises during pregnancy, using therapeutic balloons.
The Bobath or therapeutic balls are good for working the muscles of the abdomen, back, buttocks, legs and arms, performing certain positions or schemes with the ball, being an exercise without articular impact, specially designed and guided by a Phtsical Therapist.
In addition, mixing the exercises of the central core (trunk) with the respiratory muscles (diaphragm) increases the resistance necessary for the preparation of labor.
3) Swimming for pregnant women.
Water exercises are characterized by their low joint impact, but unfortunately swimming is not the best exercise for pregnant women, because when swimming in the front crawl style, the lumbar curvature is accentuated, generating greater back pain and if included the repetitive movements in the kicking and braking, are overloading the joints of the shoulder and hip.
We in Kaenz, we do not recommend this type of exercises because it does not use all the benefits of the immersion, since the exercises are carried out horizontally and are not guided by a health professional.
4) Hydrogymnastics in pregnancy.
Women who want to perform hydrogymnastics, Acqua Zumba or its derivatives, should be healthy woman, without any body aches and be aware that all perform the same exercise routine, usually directed by a personal trainer or Physical Education Teacher; therefore, this type of exercise during pregnancy is not recommended and is not the most suitable for your condition.
5) Yoga class for pregnant women.
Yoga is characterized by maintaining postures that elongate or stretch the muscles of the back, arms and legs, adding meditation and breathing exercises, to increase concentration and relax, in those moments that the woman most needs it, since her body and organism is constantly changing for the development and coming of his son.
Many women have told us that when doing Yoga, they have been left with tears or breaks in muscle fibers because of bad postures and feel that they only “meditate”.
6) Exercises during pregnancy, based on Pilates.
Pilates, is a very complete methodology, to strengthen the muscles with repetitive and oscillating exercises, using or not a specific Pilates machine with pulleys and belts. It does not generate articular impact and in several places, are guided by a Physical Therapist expert in this technique.
As you read earlier, all these exercises during pregnancy, have their pro and contra, but Is there a methodology that makes the best of each and generate more and better changes in pregnant women in any trimester of pregnancy?
7) Kaenz: The best exercise during pregnancy.
Kaenz, is the First Virtual Aquatic Therapist that guides and corrects the exercise in the water, was created by a team of Kinesiologists (Physical Therapists), with the aim of not generating joint impact, as is the case of swimming, hydrogymnastics, Pilates and Fitball, potentiates muscular toning, like Pilates; Relaxes and reduces anxiety, such as Yoga, but with novel exercises, fun and functional in the water, adapted to the goals of each woman.
In addition, it is not necessary to know how to swim, it is effective in the treatment of weight control, swelling or edema of legs, varicose veins, low back pain, hypertension in pregnancy, gestational diabetes, flexibilization of the soft tissues (skin and muscles), avoiding the formation of stretch marks in the abdomen, if done from the first months of pregnancy.
As you can see, Kaenz has become the best exercise alternative during pregnancy and our satisfied customers have checked it until the last day of pregnancy.
We have the conviction that Kaenz, will improve your health and well-being, being a great investment, to reduce expenses for medications, hospitalizations and avoid surgeries, we invite you to experience this first virtual aquatic therapist, which will change your habits, recharging energy, toning your body, keeping you young and positively impacting your quality of life, sharing with your loved ones.