Weight Loss for New Mothers

Losing all of the weight that new mothers put on during their pregnancy can be a slow process.

Of course, this goes without saying that they should not start working out immediately after birth, but gradually ease into the whole process, because the body still goes through a number of changes, especially when the mothers are breast feeding.

Today, we take a look at some of the safe and less stressful alternative workout and exercise plans that can help new mothers shed some of the extra pounds.

Parental Yoga:

Yoga is one of the most relaxing exercises in the world. In fact, amongst post birth mothers, yoga happens to be one of the most popular alternatives. Not only does it not make you stress out, but you can always sign up for some baby and mommy yoga classes, that let you bring your baby along.

Will you get to exercise, but also spend some quality time with your bundle of joy while you are at it.

Walking:

This may sound simple, and that is exactly the trick. For a lot of women who have had complicated pregnancies, even walking can be a little difficult. That is why, when you start, start with a simple and tensionless routine.

As the days go by, you can increase both your pace as well as the duration of your walk. Once you are done with that, and want to push yourself some more, you can always bring your baby on your back as an extra weight, and climb stairs.

Kneeling Pelvic Tilt:

These can work wonders in helping your ease the pain on your back, neck and shoulders, which can come from sitting in one position for too long, as well as help tighten your tummy.

Make sure that when you do the forward kneeling pelvic tilt, your back is straight and relaxed, and not curved, because this will only add to your back pain.

Floor Bridges:

When it comes to tightening your tummy muscles and working on your thighs and buttocks, nothing works as good as bridges, irrespective of whether you are in your post pregnancy phase or not.

For the best results, make sure that when you start out, you hold your bridges for at least three seconds, and then slowly increase this duration. However, if you are still recovering from a Caesarian section birth, or still have sore muscles, it is best to avoid floor bridges.

Planks:

Planks are excellent when it comes to strengthening your core, which is what kick starts your weight loss.

If you are not completely ready for an intense workout, and still recovering, then planks are your best bet, as they help you not only with just your core strength, but also abs, your tummy, thighs as well as your buttocks.

Did we miss any exercises that you love? Leave us a comment in the section below and let us know which exercises helped you shed the pounds after your pregnancy.