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Returning to Exercise Postpartum? Here Are Some Tips to Help You Out

Having a healthy lifestyle and fit body is what we all desire. Pregnancy, no matter how wonderful and fulfilling it is, it tends to have its effect on the woman’s body. So, obviously, you will be just waiting to get that perfect shape back and now even more so with that pregnancy glow. But after the pregnancy, it is a somewhat tricky affair when you return to your exercises. For starters, it’s a new beginning and then you have the responsibility of the new one on you. So, you clearly need to take all these things into account before you start your exercising regime. And as such we have some tips for you that you can use.

1. Set achievable goals

It’s neither in your own nor in your child’s interest for you to set some insane goals that are hardly practical. Start with small goals and then gradually increase your aims. This way it will give time to your family as well as your own body to adjust to it and everything will work fine.

2. Take it easy in the beginning

You have been out of touch with your workout regime for quite some time. Plus, your body has undergone a tonne of changes since then. So, it is important that you give some time to your body to actually ease up. By doing this, you will prevent the chances of having cramps or any other problem that might affect you and your child.

3. Train during your pregnancy

There are many benefits to staying active during pregnancy, including improved strength and fitness, which can help you later in your pregnancy and also during birth. Exercise during pregnancy can mean you are less likely to experience problems with your joints and tendons, and it means that you are likely to be able to return to exercise more swiftly and safely after the arrival of your baby.

4. Getting hold of your core muscles

Your first and foremost priority should be mastering your core muscles again. Until and unless that is done, you will not be able to move onto more heavier exercises that you want to do in order to get your perfect body back. So, focus on the core, master it and then move on.

5. Keep a check on your tummy gap (Diastasis recti)

Diastasis recti is the result of excessive intra-abdominal pressure or loading. It is the widening of the gap between the two sections of the rectus abdominis (or the six-pack) abdominal muscle. If you have one, it is important to recover and reduce this gap which an expert can help you with. Remember, crunches and abdominal curls should not be completed if you have, or are in any doubt about your tummy gap. If you are unsure, check with your doctor or a professional.

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