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Simple Tips For Postpartum Fitness

by | July 8, 2019

Need valuable tips for postpartum fitness? Find them here.

Getting back in shape following the birth of your child is something a lot of new moms feel pressured to do. Whether the pressure comes from the mother’s own feelings of ‘wanting to get her body back’ or from the perceived societal expectations, fitness after childbirth is a process which takes time and should be undertaken with care. 

Injuries could occur if you rush into exercise, or don’t take proper care of your body. Muscle separation (diastasis recti) and pelvic floor changes can be exacerbated by certain exercises if you aren’t careful. 

Keeping all these factors in mind, here are few simple tips for postpartum fitness.

Simple Tips On Postpartum Fitness
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Simple Tips For Postpartum Fitness

Firstly, all new moms should be checked by their doctor at six weeks following the birth of their child to make sure healing is on track. Then depending on whether or not you have any complications post vaginal birth or cesarean section, will determine how soon and what type of exercises you can start to include. 

Getting checked over by a physiotherapist after your doctor’s examination is also a good idea. They will give you any specific pelvic floor and core strengthening exercises required for your specific recovery. 

Then slowly start incorporating more exercise such as the suggestions below.

Walk

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Walking is a great way to get out of the house with your new baby and a means to getting yourself into an exercise regimen. 

Start With Low Intensity Workouts

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You can start with low-intensity workouts. The most important thing; however, is to make sure you listen to your body and take care of yourself during the process. Pregnancy and labor both create changes in your body and this should be honored and respected. 

Focus On Overall Well-Being

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Having the mindset of exercising for mental and physical health, rather than focusing on weight loss, will create a much healthier relationship with your fitness regimen. It will also remove the expectations of bouncing right back. 

It’s important to take things slowly, and be in touch with your body, along with the changes it has undergone throughout pregnancy and birth. You will see results, just be patient with your body.

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