Try Yoga or Aerobics
If walking is not your thing, you can also sign up for some post partum yoga or aerobics classes. There are many yoga classes that are designed for new moms that you can do with your baby.
Many moms enjoy doing a yoga workout from home with their babies - when you stay home, there is no need to worry about your baby's feeding and sleeping times or going out in bad weather.
Go for a swim
Swimming is also an excellent form of cardio exercise. However, swimming is not a weight bearing exercise. While this was helpful during your pregnancy, now you need to make sure you tone your muscles by incorporating weights into your workout.
Weight bearing exercises are important in strengthening bones, which can help prevent osteoporosis later on.
The Many Benefits of Exercise
Losing your pregnancy weight is not the only benefit to exercising postpartum. Just as in your pregnancy, postnatal fitness can help ease a host of discomforts simply by increasing your circulation.
Exercise can also help with any postpartum depression you might be experiencing. Plus, if you maintain your exercise, you will be providing your children with an excellent example of how to stay healthy.
To maximize the benefits of your exercise, try to stick to a well-balanced, healthy diet. And remember, whenever you work out, always drink plenty of water, warm-up and cool-down properly - and never exercise to the point of exhaustion.
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