Here in N. Texas we are limited in how much we can walk outside during the year, due to fear of melting into a pile of ash from the summer sun.
Lucky for us, it’s spring; the most wonderful season in Texas for being outside and enjoying nature.
With that in mind, let’s look at three reasons why walking during pregnancy is beneficial.
Prepares your body for labor
Walking helps strengthen your back, hips, and legs which are major players in your labor. Try finding a route with some hills to give you a higher heart rate and burn more calories, creating more muscle.
Helps you sleep
Helps you control stress
Have you noticed how getting outside in the sunshine helps lift your mood? The endorphins released after a cardio burn help you control and release stress in your mind and body. It’s a natural anti-depressant that’s free, too!
What benefits do you see when you walk during pregnancy?