Iya Villania on working out while pregnant: 'Don't be afraid to move!'

Iya Villania on working out while pregnant: 'Don't be afraid to move!'

LOOK: Iya Villania and Drew Arellano posted a video on their official Instagram. Showing the workout routine of Iya while pregnant.

Actress Iya Villania has received a slew of messages from other moms who are concerned about her doing weightlifting exercises while she’s pregnant.

Iya decided to respond to these messages through her Instagram stories, saying that it’s safe to exercise while pregnant.

Iya Villania: “It is safe to continue your workout while pregnant”

“Yes! It is safe to continue your workout while pregnant.” Iya writes.

“Unless you have complications with your pregnancy and your doctor advises for you to rest, then it is safe.

“Get the go signal from your doc! Don’t be afraid to move!”

She added that for moms who are already working out, and got pregnant, it’s okay to continue their work out. However, she adds that it isn’t a time to”exceed prior fitness levels” and that moms should always ask for the go signal from their doctor.

Get fit for pregnancy!

She also shared that it’s important for moms to get fit before getting pregnant. That way, it’s easier for moms to stay fit during their pregnancy. “Just listen to your body, and slow down.”

“And for those concerned about how heavy I lift… Relex mafrens, family and fellow countrymen.

“What I lift now isn’t even 75% of what I used to do… #moveyourbump Thank you for your concern,” she concluded.

Indeed, it’s true that moms should try and continue to eat healthy and stay fit during their pregnancy. The key is to know your limits, and not to force yourself to exercise if you feel uncomfortable about it.

Listen to what your body tells you, and always consult your doctor since they would be able to provide the best advice for you!


Screenshot from Iya Villania Official Instagram

The couple were both known for their love for physical and workout activities. Drew Arellano proposed to Iya Villania in 2012. And they were together for 8 years before they finally tied knot in February 2014. They also have been blessed with 2 kids named Leon and Primo.


Screenshot from Iya Villania Official Instagram

Is its really healthy to workout for a pregnant mom?

According to Medical News Today, having and maintaining a regular exercise for a pregnant women can make both mom and baby healthy. It is also good to maintain your good posture and to lessen the pain caused by the backaches and fatigue. Study also says that having an exercise while having a baby may prevent the gestational diabetes that commonly develops in a pregnancy. Relieve stress and can add more stamina for the labor and delivery.

Low-impact exercises for pregnant women like walking, yoga and swimming can be safe at any stage.

Benefits of exercising

Pregnant mommies must know the health benefits of having a workout and exercise while having a baby. One good benefit is reducing the high risk of having a caesarian delivery. These are the sample benefits:

  • Help your brain to calm and reduced stress
  • Having a regular exercise while pregnancy can help you to give birth easily
  • If you are having a bad problem at night, exercising can improve your sleeping.
  • It can avoid mood swings
  • Avoid the high risk of having a gestational diabetes and pregnancy-induced hypertension
  • This will also reduced your morning sickness such as nausea and vomiting.
  • Reduce the high risk of hemorrhoids and constipation of a pregnant women

Workout activities that need to avoid during pregnancy

Behind of all the healthy benefits of a exercises, pregnant women must also aware the donts of this. These are the list you must avoid in exercise during pregnancy:

  • Having your workout exercise in hot and humid weather.
  • Waist-twisting movements
  • Heavy and contact sports like basketball and volleyball.
  • Any workout activities where at high risk of falling like skiing and horseback riding
  • Exercise activities that requires jumping, bouncing, skipping, hopping and running.
  • Lastly, avoid doing the sit-ups, deep knee bends and double leg raises.

According to health experts, pregnant people must require of having a exercise at least 2 hours and 30 minutes workout.



Source: PEP , Medical News Today

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