No energy to hit the gym? Grab a mat and give this balanced workout a go.
4 Mat Moves to Do in Your Third Trimester
You're well aware of the importance of working out as often as possible during pregnancy—but let's face it: Once that third trimester rolls around, mustering up the energy to make it to the gym and power through a full workout can be so, so tough.
But here's the good news: Even a short, at-home workout can help keep you strong and healthy. When you're running low on energy and time, why not give this super quick workout a go? You can do it from home and it's perfect for those days when you don't feel like pushing your body too hard.
Fitness expert Joselynne Boschen from the Lifesum app put together the sequence, which is chock full of her top workouts for pregnant women to complete during that third trimester window. "Challenge yourself without pushing the envelope," she says of the workout. "This mat workout is the perfect way to get the blood flowing and increase your heart rate without breaking any records. Throughout your pregnancy you will want to make sure that you are working out for function not for competition. This is sometimes challenging for the ego to grasp. What we are requiring of our bodies is amazing. The way we should treat ourselves is with kindness and patience."