Staying energized during pregnancy can be difficulty, particularly if you were a ten-cups-of-coffee-a-day kind of person before pregnancy. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to help keep you full of energy (or maybe half-full) throughout pregnancy. Pregnancy is a joyful phase for women who want a child but this phase also causes some problems which most women do not like. And due to these reasons many women show mixed reactions when they come to know that they are pregnant.Weight gain, hair loss etc. are some problems that arise due to pregnancy. Many women lack energy during pregnancy.
Best Ways to Boost Enery During Pregnancy
Apple Cider Vinegar
Just put a tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar in a glass of water and drink it. I take it like a shot, it goes down a lot better that way. They say Apple Cider Vinegar can be used for everything and energy is one of those things!
B vitamins play vital role in providing you energy. Most of the B vitamins convert fats, carbohydrate etc. into energy. Hence even though you eat nutritious foods, they will be of no use if you are deficient in B vitamins. Fish, garlic, broccoli, spinach, mustard green, basil leaves etc. are good sources of B vitamins and you should consume them regularly.
Eat A Healthy Diet
Healthy diet would keep your energy levels high during pregnancy. Your food must contain sufficient amount of iron so that you don’t suffer from weakness, shortness of breath, fatigue etc. Iron is necessary for the production of red blood cells. Iron deficiency causes fatigue and you will feel lethargic and lack of energy. You should consume foods such as liver, fish, lean beef, apricots, thyme ground, curry powder, almonds etc. to obtain iron.
To keep yourself active and energetic you need to exercise regularly. Do not get indulged into heavy exercises but you can surely get into light physical activities. Walking is the best exercise for pregnant women. 20 to 30 minutes brisk walk in the morning and in the evening will keep you energized during pregnancy. Physical activities improve blood circulation and supply blood to all your cells. Regular exercise will also prevent weight gain and gestational diabetes.
Yoga & Meditation
Due to bad weather or any other reason if you can’t go for a walk, practice yoga and meditation at home. They are equally effective in keeping you energized throughout the day.
Drink Plenty Of Water And Juice
Water is not meant only to quench your thirst but it keeps you hydrated throughout the day. It also improves your blood circulation and thus all your cells and tissues receive sufficient amount of oxygen rich blood. Instead of drinking soda or soft drinks; drink water or fruit juice. Fruit juice keeps you hydrated as well as it provides you vital nutrients.
Go to bed early and get at least nine to ten hours of sleep if you can manage it. Start taking naps during the day. At work, even a 15-minute catnap can make a difference, so if you’re lucky enough to have an office door or empty conference room or lounge, take advantage of it. You can even lie down in the backseat of your car. Take frequent breaks to pace yourself and renew your energy.
Closing your eyes, clearing the mind, and focusing on a single image or thought for a few minutes a day can reduce blood pressure, boost the immune system, and create more energy for the day. If meditation isn’t your thing, try taking deep breaths for a two-minute interval. By slowly and deeply inhaling and exhaling, you calm the body and mind, and restore energy.