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Exercise Tips for New Moms

Weight loss after delivery is a concern for most new moms. In order to get back into pre-pregnancy shape immediately; new moms embark on an exercise regimen. Exercise plans should be made in consultation with a fitness instructor or doctor for effective and safe weight loss. What is the best way to weight loss after delivery? Read on.

Doctors are found to recommend physical exercises only after four to six weeks post delivery. Although in some cases, the individual might be prepared for exercise just after three weeks. Nonetheless, it is always advisable to seek the advice of your doctor and a trained and certified fitness instructor while you are planning an exercise regimen soon after becoming a mother.

One should never haste but allow the body to heal and regain the stamina naturally. It will obviously give you signals on when it is ready for workout. Given below are a few exercise tips for new moms:

Always Go Slow

It is important to start to exercise routine very slowly. One needs to understand here, until now you were leading an almost sedentary lifestyle, always reclining on the bed or couch as you neared the delivery date and now when you are a new mom, your body is yet to regain its old strength. So, take things slowly and allow the body to again adjust to an active lifestyle. As said earlier, the first point should be to embark on an exercise plan only under the guidance of an expert fitness instructor.

Although you will be thoroughly guided in the plan, many women make haste and simply attempt to start off with the whole set of plans right from the beginning. This is a big mistake that must be avoided at all costs. Therefore, keep it slow the first couple of times, or rather days and then gradually build up the intensity. You need to note that body must adapt and not experience a jerk with your workout process; the whole affair ought to be smooth and easy.

Set Your Goals 

It is understandable that as a new mom you would be very interested in losing the extra weight that you have accumulated during your pregnancy. But, you need to be more responsible towards your body and as you plan out your exercise regimen, you should also plan out your goals or targets.

It is vital for you to be realistic in your approach and not strive towards a target that is hard on your body. You will end up making irreparable damage to your body as you are still recuperating from the rigors of pregnancy and childbirth. So, learn to relax. Besides, when you set your goal, you will know exactly what and how much you are required to exercise. And this will also act as a healthy motivation.

Pilates Are a Good Option

It is again important here that you take up this exercise plan only after consulting with your doctor. He is in the best position to guide on whether your body is prepared for this style of exercise. This is because; there can be certain medical complications, where Pilates may not be advisable at all.

In normal cases, it has been observed that Pilates are an effective method to get back in shape comparatively faster and effectively. This is because, Pilates helps in the strengthening of the core area. This involves the lower back muscles, the abs and the hip flexors. Thus, this exercise plan can actually aid you in toning the tummy regain back in shape very effectively.

Few Tips to Remember During Exercising

Here are some tips which you should keep in mind while exercising post delivery.

  • Before beginning your exercise routine always make it a point to warm up. This prepares the body for the exercise.
  • Focus on doing light cardio exercise.
  • Go for walking. Walking is a very basic and simple mode of it and you can also do light cardio machine intensity under the guidance of the fitness instructor.
  • Opt for elliptical machine exercise. For new moms, the elliptical machine exercise is found to be very effective too.
  • If you have weight training in your exercise program, always opt for light weight training. It should be more of toning rather than exerting your body.
Whichever mode you choose for your exercise regimen after your delivery, you must consult your doctor about it. It is always better to be on a safer side by taking doctor’s advice on your weight loss programme after delivery.

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