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Post-pregnancy Workout

Having a baby can leave one with some unflattering bulges. But do not think these are impossible to get rid of. After consulting with your health care provider start doing some simple exercises that will help you get back into shape little by little. Do not rush and do not expect quick results. This post-pregnancy workout will help you get your before pregnancy shape.

Sit-ups

Post-pregnancy Workout

Lie with your back on the mat with your knees bent and heels lying flat on the floor. Put your hands behind your head or crossed on your chest. Tighten your abs like you are pulling your belly button to your spine. Rise slowly forward with your head first and then shoulder blades. Proceed until you are at ninety degrees. Slowly lie back but do not lie flat on the floor. Keep your torso a bit elevated. Repeat 3 to 5 times.

Single-Leg Plank

Post-pregnancy Workout

Get into push up position. Keeping your back and tailbone straight, tighten your abs and lift one leg few inches up and hold for five seconds. Switch legs. Repeat 5 to 8 times.

Leg Circles

Post-pregnancy Workout

Lie with your back on the mat with arms at the sides, palms face down. Pull your belly toward your spine and extend your up slightly outward. Inhale and start making circles with your leg. Circles should be small at the size of a dinner plate. Circle clockwise and back ten times. Switch legs.

Kegel Exercises

Kegel exercises are easy to do and they are vital in keeping your pelvic muscles toned and strong. In order to get to know which muscles to contract try stopping several times while urinating. The muscles that you use to stop urination are known as Kegel muscles.
To perform Kegel exercises tighten your Kegel muscles as tight as possible and start releasing them slowly, relax to the count of ten. Repeat ten contractions three or four times a day.

Also, in order to lose weight cut back on sweets and reduce the meal proportions gradually. Use skin tightening products to help you maintain beautiful skin but be sure they are safe for nursing mothers.

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Mona Liz

Mona Liz is a beauty and healthy lifestyle enthusiast with a passion for writing, music, cats, fitness, and food.

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