Excercising With Your Newborn
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Today we’re talking about how to make exercise part of your every day life with children. As a new mom you probably already know that your life is different right now. Finding time to exercise can be very challenging. You may not have time to dash off to the gym to participate in that hour long class, but you know that exercise is a priority. So now that you’re a new busy mom you need to look at exercise with a new set of eyes.
Fourth trimester moms and moms who are new to exercise do need to tiptoe their way back into exercise, and postpartum moms are encouraged to exercise about thirty minutes a day several times a week. A little trick to ease yourself back in is to break down those thirty minutes into fifteen minute blocks of time. Identifying times throughout your day where you have fifteen minutes is a really effective way to get back into shape. The key is to choose a moderate level activity that raises your heart rate and your breathing.
First start off by identifying different times during the day where you have fifteen minutes to spare. A good way to start is by sitting on a fit-ball or stability ball. Immediately following the birth of your baby or within your fourth trimester you can sit on the ball and do pelvic tilts and hip circles. These exercises will reactivate your pelvic floor and retrain your abdominal muscles.
Another exercise that you can perform is brisk walking. Brisk walking for fifteen minutes at a time can really start preparing your body for more strenuous activities down the road. And how about fifteen minutes of tummy time? Use this time to lay next to your baby and bond. You can do some bridging, planking, or even some side kicks.
Seize these opportunities to strengthen your body slowly and prepare it for more vigorous exercises when your body is ready. But most importantly, keep moving.