The Best exercises for Mums

Time and motivation are two things that mums will seriously lack after giving birth. Hopefully, this article will help gain traction and get on track for a fit body!

Start slow and easy

You’ve just given birth! Take it easy. Start with some light exercise such as yoga and stretching.   You must understand your body is recovered from serious stress. Your joints will not be the same as they were before you had your child, so take care. Also, make sure that your nutrition is perfect, this will help you recover and feel good about yourself as soon as possible.

Breastfeeding and exercise.

Despite common belief, exercise impact women’s breast milk supply. The only important thing that you must consider is hydration. If you are hydrated, you shouldn’t have a problem.

Outdoors is your friend

Make a habit of going outside of the house. It’s great for your mind and body. Go for a walk in the woods with the baby, you’ll be surprised how much exercise you will get. Fresh air is known to aid you in increasing your energy levels.

Home workouts

Look on the internet! There are plenty of workouts that you can do from home ranging from basic to advanced. The difficulties also can vary based on your needs. Home workouts basically do not require any equipment and is a great way to keep healthy whilst not worrying about leaving the baby all alone.

Once you have recovered.

Once it’s completely safe for you to up the intensity, here are some of the best exercises you can do to get yourself into peak condition. If your breasts are still sensitive from the recent growth and you’re concerned about stretching during exercise you should consider the Boobuddy for breast support during exercise

HIIT

High-intensity interval training is when you have a short period of intense exercises with also short periods of rest. Researchers have proved this as one of the best forms of exercise with several benefits including fat oxidation and increased energy levels. Of course, you will lose weight and fitness, but this is common knowledge when you are exercising.

 

Core & Pelvic exercises

It’s important you regain your abdominal strength after a pregnancy with some basic pelvic and core movements. Here are some exercises you should incorporate into your daily routine to begin the rehab of your mid-section.  Pelvic tilt, hell slides, pelvic bridge and crunches are a good place to start. These are exercises are easy to do and you can increase the difficulty replacing these exercises with elbow-to-knee and leg raises for more a challenge down the line.

Sleep

Sleep is certainly not exercising but, you would be wasting your time trying to lose that baby belly without any sleep. It’s completely understandable that your sleep will be compromised when you’re a mum, but try to make that special effort to get some quality sleep. It will help you metabolize calories efficiently.

 

No matter what you do, don’t stress about your body image. You’ve just given birth give your self a break. If you can follow the advice in this article, great! If not, relax and recover some more, nobody will blame you for it.