It is important to keep active during pregnancy, it will enhance better physical appearance and ease the delivery process. And, you know what, being fit doesn’t consume a long period of time, 30 minutes is sufficient to reach the optimal benefits.

The following exercises are simple and safe to execute:

1. Sumo Squat

  • Stand with feet wider hip width
  • Knee and feet facing 45º outwards (external rotation)
  • Bend your knees and torse down
  • Target: 2 sets of 10 repetitions

2. Triceps dips on the floor

  • Sit on the floor with slight knee slight bent
  • Support body by placing the hand behind the back with elbow pointing backwards and the fingertips pointing towards your body
  • Bend elbows while keeping your buttocks remain not touching the floor
  • Target: 2 sets of 15 repetitions

3. Stepping Lunges

  • Keep one leg forwards while the other leg reach backwards
  • Bend both of your knees down to reach nearly 90º
  • Target: 2 sets of 10 repetitions


Maintain your fitness throughout the pregnancy. Listen to your body is the key to exercise during pregnancy.

Stay Fit and Strong, MUM!!


Article by Chloe Lim

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