Contrary to popular belief, strength training can and should be done during pregnancy.
Ideally, we would have already been doing some form of strength training before getting pregnant and we can continue it during the pregnancy and after. But if that’s not the case, it is possible to start doing this at this stage of your life.
Strength training helps maintain strength and aerobic fitness, as well as reduce risks of prenatal issues, such as gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, and incontinence.
And when paired with pelvic health physiotherapy, training during pregnancy can help reduce the risk and severity of several post-pregnancy health conditions.
Most people, independent of gender, believe that it is not possible to get fit and strong after they’ve hit a certain age.
For many years, there wasn’t any information available either, and most fitness places, like gyms and studios; as well as fitness adds for equipment, classes and supplements, and other fitness related marketing were mainly focused on the less than 30 population. And for the rest of us, we had to deal with the magic detoxes, waist trainers and surgeries that would make us look 25 again.
I’m extremely grateful to be alive on this day and age when we can see several fitness professionals as well as scientists looking into the importance of staying active as we age and bringing us different options to do so.