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
Pilates Are a Good
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
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
Focus on doing light cardio
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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