Tips and tricks to staying fit and maintaining a workout regimen for new moms.
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Staying Fit Tips for New Moms The contents of this video are for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or before seeking any new treatment. Hi! Thanks for watching Baby Belly Fitness. My name is Kelly McBride with BABYssentials.com. Today, we’re talking about how to make exercise a part of your everyday life with children. So, as a new mom you probably already know that your life is different right now and finding time to exercise can be very challenging. You may not have that time to dash off to the gym to participate in that hour long class, but you know that exercises are priority. So now that you’re a new busy mom, you need to look at exercise with new eyes. Trimester moms and moms who are new to exercise do need to tiptoe their way back into exercise and postpartum moms are encouraged to exercise about 30 minutes a day several times a week. But you can actually break down those 30 minutes into 50 minutes blocks of time. Identifying times throughout you day where you have 15 minutes is a really effective way to get back into shape. The key is to choose a moderate level activity that raises your hear rate and your breathing. So, identify different times during the day that you had 15 minutes. You can start with sitting on a fit ball. A fit ball is just a large stability ball that you can sit on. So, immediately following the birth or within your fourth trimester, you can sit on the ball and do pelvic tilt and hip circle. Now, this will reactivate your pelvic floor and retrain your abdominal muscles. Another thing that you can do is to start some brisk walking. Brisk walking for 15 minutes at a time can really start prepare your body ready for more strenuous activity. And how about those 15 minutes of tummy time? Use this time to lie next to your baby in bond. You can do some bridging, planking, or even some sidekicks. So, start to identify the 15 minutes of time throughout your day. See fit opportunities to strengthen your body slowly and prepare it for more vigorous exercise when your body is ready. But most importantly, keep moving. So, I hope some of these tips could help. Have a great day and thank you very much for watching. This is Kelly McBride with BABYssentials.com.