You’ve done it. You’ve given birth to your little one and are ready to start getting your pre-baby body back. However, before you rush into a full-blown gym routine, here are some things you need to know.
First of all, if you’ve had a c-section, it’s important that you fully recover before you start working out. This probably sounds like common knowledge, but exercising too early can lead to complications that you definitely don’t want to deal with. While it’s always best to check in with your healthcare provider, a rouge gauge for getting back into the swing of things would be six to 12 months after a caesarean.
According to Healthhub, you can start engaging in low-impact activities as soon as six weeks after delivery. These activities include walking, swimming, yoga, and aqua exercises. When four months have passed, you can start moving on to higher-impact workouts such as running and other forms of sports.
It’s important to note that exercising after birth shouldn’t just be about losing weight. There are plenty of health benefits that go hand-in-hand with doing so after childbirth. You will be more energised, get the dopamine rush that comes in after a hard workout, and it will help you release some stress. (Also, an hour or two away from your baby is always a plus for your sanity.)
If you are looking for some help to get started, we have gathered a few that offers classes suitable for new mums.