Losing Weight After Giving Birth

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After you have had a baby you will most likely be so tired from taking care of your new offspring that you don't feel like doing anything at all, especially exercise. This means that it isn't very likely that you will visit a gym or even go outside for walking or running. Plus, a new baby is going to require that you stay close by all the time. So, not only do you need to find the motivation for exercise, you need to find the time to take it on. Here are some things that are easy to do in your own home, when you have a few free minutes, that will help you drop the weight you gained while you were pregnant in no time at all. What could be better than that?

Yoga: Yoga uses stretching and toning to get back in shape. The very best thing about yoga is that it is done slowly and has very little impact so you can do it while your baby is napping or playing. There are lots of videos online that you can use to get through a workout--there are even some apps for smartphones that you can use to teach you yoga moves. After you have done yoga for a little while you will notice that, not only do your clothes fit better, but that your body feels stronger and better as well. Arm Flutters: This is a great post-natal exercise that can be completed right next to your baby's crib. Simply lie down flat on your back while your legs are straight in the air. Now, pick your torso slightly off the ground and lift your arms while keeping them straight. Lower yourself to the floor and repeat 20-50 times. This helps strengthen your core and burns more calories. The baby weight will drop off quickly as long as you do this particular exercise at least three times every week.

Walking: Harvard did a study in 2007 that showed just thirty minutes of walking every day can greatly improve a woman's chances of shedding her pregnancy weight. The women who were participants in this study lost eleven pounds on average and most of them had reached their goals by the time their children had their first birthdays. That means that you need to get up and go outside! It doesn't matter what time of day you choose to walk, but if you are going to take your baby with you make sure you choose weather that is baby friendly.

Also, make sure you bring plenty of liquids with you. Doing this each day will help you drop your weight in no time. If you do these workouts often enough, you'll see results in no time at all. They are easy to do both while your child is resting and to spread out across your day instead of trying to do everything at once in a larger block of time. Of course, the fastest way to lose the weight is to do them all in a block for 20-30 minutes three times a week. So do these exercises as often as you can, and keep it up, and you'll be fitting into your pre-baby jeans before you even realize it.
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This article was published on 2010/11/24