Pregnancy is one of the most exciting and unforgettable stages of a woman’s life. There is nothing in this world compared with the joy of being a mom. We were created to give life, and the morning (and all day) sickness, the hot flashes, the pain during and after labor, the stretch marks, neither the weight gain can ever quench us the satisfaction of giving birth, and being able to nurture our little ones. As women, there are so many demands upon us, working in and out of home, being wives, sisters, daughters, friends, and mothers, can be very overwhelming, but we should never forget about ourselves, the best gift we can ever give to our families and friends is to love and to take care of ourselves first, so we can love and take care of others appropriately, without losing balance. There are many easy ways to exercise that you can implement, and little by little you can recover your body, to feel more energy, to regain the previous shape, and to feel better about yourself.
Eating healthy, cutting the amount of sugar and drinking more water, along with daily supplements like multivitamins can be very helpful to help your body heal and recover from pregnancy. Below you will find 5 activities that you can start at home right now to lose the extra weight after giving birth.
5 Activities to lose weight without even knowing it:
While breastfeeding is the best option recommended by pediatricians to benefit the babies in their first months of life, it is also a good alternative to lose calories. Please, make sure you are taking plenty of liquids in order to avoid dehydration.
2- Taking your baby for a stroller ride.
This is very beneficial, since you are taking your baby out to breath pure air, you will regain more energy and will begin losing that undesirable weight.
3- Exercise with the gym ball.
This is something you can do while your baby takes his/her nap. This type of exercise is very easy and even fun. Be creative, there are many positions and possibilities with the ball, that will put you back in track like you were before having the baby.
4- Lifting the small weights.
Depending if you are used to this or not, you can make four sessions of lifting 10-20 pounds at day to strengthen and define your arms muscles, it may also help you fight depression.
5- Abs and push-ups
These may include more rough movements and if you had a c-section, you may have to wait a little longer before starting. You can begin with 10-15 minutes at day, or every other day and increase the time as you get used to it. You can find tons of videos in YouTube that will help you develop a daily and weekly exercise routine.
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