Daily exercise can not only help you in pregnancy, it can help you postpartum (when your care provider gives you permission to participate safely) to prevent PPD and to firm up some of those loose muscles.
A couple of tips:
- Remember to bring water and even a light snack for you and the children. It keeps everyone happier.
- Have a goal in mind for the exercise. This could be as simple as that you walk to the library and they get to pick a new book for the week or as complex as keeping track of miles and giving a prize when you reach a miles goal.
-Exercise has to be deliberate, but that doesn't mean it can't be fun! Invite friends to go along with you to the park, a short hike...swimming. Plan ways to put exercise into your daily activities. You will find the children sleep better and are less grouchy as well as you!