Exercises for Losing Your Post Baby Belly
Having a baby is one of the most exciting things that can occur in your life but afterward many moms complain of the post-baby belly that doesn’t seem to ever budge. Try these exercises below [after getting clearance from your physician] to help you get going in the right direction!
Dropping your post-baby belly
Being blessed with a baby is one of the greatest moments in a woman’s life!
Not only is she bestowed with the responsibility of another human but she has the chance to pour her love into her children. Becoming a mother is not only difficult during those 9 months of pregnancy but when the baby arrives the responsibility is equally doubled and the post-baby syndrome is a big burden.
One reason it takes longer to lose body fat post-pregnancy is that women tend to be carefree about their health and fitness in the shadow of their new baby. However, your child needs you to be a healthy and active mother who can play all day.
A lot of mothers complain about their bulging bellies and blame it on the baby fat that got accumulated during pregnancy.
But if you follow some of our effective belly exercises, you can achieve a slimmer waistline (with proper nutrition).
Well, lose belly fat fast with these simple tips, tricks, and home remedies.
This is one of the most legit ways to reduce fat throughout the body. All the trouble areas can be targeted with a good walk session.
If you are one of those lucky women who are blessed with a flight of stairs in their home then we are happy to announce how good walking and running up and down them is for your overall fitness.
Walking keeps the muscles active and it will definitely increase your hunger but if you are able to control your appetite then you can lose 2 pounds a week. The treadmill is another option for women who don’t have stairs or the space to walk around the house.
This is like a yoga stretch for the belly and uses the abdominal muscles to keep them working and warm for the workout ahead. Women who have been yogis before will be well aware of this exercise and for those who are new to this technique, it is very simple to explain.
The breathing exercise is performed sitting upright:
- Slowly and gradually take a deep breath, sucking up in the diaphragm where the abs are completely brought to the abdomen.
- Contract your abs and keep them tight. The key is to inhale and hold for as long as you can.
- For beginners not more than 15 seconds.
- Next, slowly release the air loosening the abs
- Completely relax for 3-5 seconds as you exhale.
- Furthermore, you can keep increasing the duration as you practice.
There is no doubt that crunches can shape up the belly and get rid of the flab.
That being said, you have to be cautious while increasing the strength of your abdominal muscles because it can cause back pain. [Consult your doctor first!]
The key is to follow these instructions carefully and to understand your own body. If something is hurting, then discontinue immediately!
- Head Lifts:
- Lie down flat on the floor [over a workout rug] and put your arms to the side.
- Now bend your knees halfway with feet completely flat on the floor.
- Inhale and keep yourself relaxed and lift your head up [only] as you exhale.
- Again, inhale as you lower your head down to the ground.
- Shoulder Lifts:
- This is more like the routine abdominal crunches and these are also done in the same way.
- Following the same procedure of lying flat on the floor with hands on the side, inhale and relax.
- As you exhale slowly raise your hands, shoulders, and head and lift yourself towards the knees.
- If this causes pain at the back of the head, you can always hold your hands behind your head at the neck.
Baby and Mom Exercises:
Another excuse moms use when they are advised to start working out, is that they cannot leave their baby alone. This is when you need to have a fun time with your baby while you work out.
One big piece of advice to all new moms is to NOT use their baby as a prop before it is at least 10-12 weeks old.
- Baby Glider:
- These are the routine lunges while you are carrying your little munchkin in your hands for added weight.
- Hold your baby and keep it close to your chest, now take a forward lunge [left or right leg]. Keeping in mind that the toe doesn’t go forward to the knee.
- Come back to the old position and repeat the same lunge exercise on the other leg.
- You are to repeat this workout 8-10 times on each leg since, this is known to strengthen the muscles in your legs, core, and thighs.
- Baby Bouncer:
- This is the lunge plus squat workout.
- The lunge done in this particular one is not a forward lunge but is the side lunge that gives you a bigger margin to squat.
- Now instead of stepping forward, lunge towards each side and squat.
- Repeat 8-10 times on each side.
The best way to lose your post baby belly is to believe that you you are capable of bringing about change.
Indeed your life has been changed completely.
As much as your child needs to be looked after, you also need to look after yourself to be healthier and more confident for your new baby!