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Exercising after baby: Why it's important and how to do it

Updated: Apr 9, 2022

There's no doubt about it – having a baby is a life-changing experience. For nine months you grow and nurture this little person inside you, and then finally they're born and the real journey begins. As a new mom, your life is now consumed with caring for this tiny human being; but what about yourself? It's easy to forget about your own needs when there's a new baby to take care of. But it's important to make time for yourself, especially in those early post-pregnancy months, so that you can start getting your body back into shape. Your days are now filled with feedings, changings, and diaper bag packing – not to mention all of the other things that need to get done. Here we will discuss why exercising after the baby is so important, and give you some tips on how to get started.

12 Tips On Building Your Body Again:

1. Start by gradually adding more activity to your day-to-day routine

2. Incorporate short bursts of exercise into your schedule

3. Find an exercise buddy to keep you motivated

4. Choose exercises that are fun and challenging

5. Take it slow - there's no need to rush!

6. Celebrate each accomplishment, no matter how small it may seem

7. Start with light cardio exercises, such as walking or biking

8. Try strength training with resistance bands or lightweights

9. Add in some balance-training exercises, such as standing on one foot or doing squats

10. Make sure to always warm-up and cool down properly

11. Drink plenty of water before, during, and after your workout

12. Listen to your body - if something doesn't feel right, stop doing it!

As your baby grows, there are so many milestones to look forward to – from their first smile and giggle, to taking their first steps and saying their first words. Every stage is a new adventure and as parents, we cherish every moment. It's an amazing experience watching our babies grow and learn, and we wouldn't have it any other way. What has been your favorite baby milestone?


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