Undoubtedly not only your body but whole life changes after childbirth. Especially the first few months of motherhood are completely blurred for all the new moms out there. Amidst learning the ropes of how to take care of your bundle of joy, it is important that you take care of your health and spring back to active life in order to feel less stressed and more energized.
The persistent, constant nagging thought that lurks in the mind of every new mom is how to lose all the flab that they accumulated during pregnancy. The immediate thought on every new mom’s mind is to get rid of the tummy fat & and get back in shape.
Post-natal exercises are no doubt very important after childbirth for your overall wellbeing and to cope with postpartum depression. It is highly suggested that you kick start with milder exercises after the first few weeks of the delivery.
Listed below are some of the benefits of exercise after childbirth.
No More Aches & Pain
Postnatal exercises help in healing your body by getting rid of aches, pain and stiff muscles. Even after delivery, women experience aches all over their body, in order to completely get relief from this soreness and painful ache, exercising is necessary.
Enhance Your Mood
Undoubtedly when you exercise, endorphins are released which in return makes you happy and feel good about yourself. Pregnant women already go through an exhausting roller coaster ride due to hormonal shifts in their body. Through post pregnancy exercise, you not only feel light & happy but also regain back your zeal and zest.
The weight loss process is sped up when you start working out after a few weeks of childbirth along with a balanced/ customized diet. Your general gym trainer guides you on what to intake and what to avoid especially if you are breastfeeding.
It helps in enhancing your stamina level which is extremely important for rapid weight loss and prolonged hours of sweating out. In the beginning, you will find it tough to even warm up by doing simple cardio for 10 minutes, but slowly and gradually, your stamina will build and even before you know it, you’ll be well ahead on your journey to fitness.
Reduce Postnatal Depression
Exercise releases endorphins which makes you feel happy, cheerful and contented. Also, it pulls you out of Postnatal or Postpartum depression.
After childbirth, your body is still weak, raw and frail, recovering from all the stretching, pushing and pressing during childbirth. These exercises are extremely beneficial whether you had normal delivery or caesarian. Start off with light exercises such as lower belly & pelvic floor exercises. Moreover, it is highly recommended to talk to your doctor before starting any type of exercise. Become fit and fab mommy of the block soon with a little effort and inspiration. Also, many gyms offer exercise programs devised specially for all the new mommies. Search them, get referrals and enroll yourself in one which suits you the best.