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It’s a low-impact exercise that's easy on the joints.

Swimming offers all of the benefits of cardio workouts like running and cycling, minus the risk of putting potentially harmful pressure on the joints. "Expectant moms should be able to perform exercises such as lunges, squats, sidekicks, and even walking routines without feeling the pressure on the hips or lower back," Anita says. "The water provides a supportive, comfortable, and [even] massage-like environment."

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