Updated: Aug 23, 2018
Here is some advice for anyone who has had a baby recently and trying to get their health and fitness back on track.
Firstly.... be patient! It took around 40 weeks to form your pregnant body and it could take nearly as long to fully return to your pre-pregnancy physical self. Birth is a transforming event. I remember our midwife saying to my wife "the landscape of your pelvis will never be the same." No matter if your labour is short or long your body undergoes a huge transformation to push out a baby.
Make Time and Be Efficient
Set a time for physical activity and stick to it. You're more likely to find time to be active if you do it at the same time and on the same days each week. Make it part of your routine! Even though HIIT workouts take less time to complete, effective HIIT will help you burn calories, build lean muscle, lose fat, improve heart health, push your limits, and increase efficiency in as little as 4 min bursts.
Your body can only be as strong as its weakest link so start from the core! Focus on regaining core strength and stability and include plenty of pelvic Lifts. You will then be able to progress faster and choose more challenging exercises.
Increasing and maintaining adequate muscle mass is one of the best ways to keep body fat at bay and to improve overall fitness, particularly as you age. Resistance exercise is the best way to build muscle mass and yet women who exercise are spending most of their gym time on cardiovascular exercises
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