Engaging in regular exercise programs after childbirth is very important for your well-being, health and fitness level. Also, you have to remember that post pregnancy exercise is best done a few weeks after your delivery because participating in tedious activities right after giving birth may place too much stress on your body.
However, because of the big changes most women had gone through, they were always in a rush to do things and they tend to neglect the proper post pregnancy exercises. They think that light exercises such as post pregnancy exercises do not really work. If you are one of these women, you are definitely getting it wrong!
You may be feeling a sense of jealousy towards the Hollywood stars that are able to look gorgeous even months after giving birth! But these Hollywood mothers have access to some rather handy resources; personal trainers to get them back into shape, chefs to eat the right foods, babysitters to look after the baby whist down the gym and of course the magic of Photoshop!
Many new moms intend on getting to gym soon after the baby is born but not many actually do, the two main reasons for this is usually lack of energy, time and feelings of guilt, thinking that they are selfish.Think of it this way, in order for you to take care of your family, you have to take care of yourself first, you are not being selfish, you just making sure that your family will be taken care of by making sure that you are in good shape and fit to deal with all the physical and emotional responsibilities.
Gentle aerobic or fat burning exercises such as walking with a pushchair is ideal, it is low intensity, provides support and ensures both you and your baby get plenty of fresh air. This needs to be progressed slowly but you should regularly be increasing what you are doing.
When you get the go ahead, your health professional will probably recommend that you start with some gentle walking exercise, pelvic tilts and tummy scoops, gradually building up to when they can suggest that you join a specialist postnatal exercise group such as swimming or Pilate’s. This way you can meet other yummy mummies and give each other moral support if needed.
A healthy diet is vital during pregnancy but just as important now, for both you and your baby if you are breastfeeding. Get this right and you have the potential to work with your body’s hormones to get in to the best shape of your life, get it wrong and you could have a weight problem for as long as you live.
It harnesses the flexibility of your body. It allows you to lose weight through a number of stretching exercises. A great thing about this post pregnancy exercise is that it helps you commune with your spirit. You can reduce stress and relax for the whole duration of the exercise.
More and more people are now into yoga due to its many benefits in all aspects of your personality. You can also ask friends to go with you when you join yoga classes. Take your pick from these post pregnancy exercise programs. You are bound to pick one that will suit well with your schedule and your body needs.