Take a walk, stretch and strengthen at home watching youtube, take a class, join a gym, take a hike, errands on the bike, move any way and every way you can.
I was compelled to walk daily while pregnant with my daughter at 29. I don't know why, but I followed my gut instinct. When it got too hot, I biked and when I became too large, I swam. I began swimming laps for the first time in my life while pregnant and swam 1 mile, 3 times per week until I delivered. And, I never stopped. I pushed my daughter in a stroller until she graduated to a bicycle and eventually joined me walking.
I began working out 1 hour a day, six days a week in 1989 and continue today at 57. Walking makes me feel great and clears my head. When I am tired, I do it anyways and tell myself to just go slow, which rarely happens once I get going. I speed walk, hike, bike, yoga, swim, use machines at the gym or at home. I don't really care how I do it. Rain or shine, dark or light, inside or out I move.
As if the primary benefit, feeling great, is not enough, additional benefits are too numerous to elaborate on. You can bet its great for your skin.
Through the years, I felt that it was the increased circulation that felt good and why not. The human body has between 650 to 840 muscles, depending on who is counting and even more depending on whats counted. With 100,000 kilometers (62,137 miles) [What!?!] of blood vessels to transport an average of 5 liters (6 quarts) of blood as its pumped through the body delivering oxygen and nutrients it seems that movement is mandatory to keep everything lubricated and flowing.
So, do yourself a favor and move, take the kids with you. I love family exercise. Now, my daughter is 27. It makes me feel good to know that she integrates exercise into her busy schedule. And, exercising together is one of our favorite things to do, as well as finding another great Thrift Store and taking a spa day :)
Take good care of yourself xo Deborah