Every woman is different when pregnant. Some do not gain a lot of weight, some struggle with that part of it. Some experience few discomforts and some suffer through it for the love of the baby! As well as eating healthily, choosing a form of exercise to do safely through the three terms is a good way to stay strong, help with this discomfort and improve things for yourself and the baby. pre natal brixton is a great option for after the baby is born because not only is it a way to stay physically healthy and strong, it is good for returning your core muscles back into shape, for your mental wellbeing and for losing some of the weight gained.
Weight gain is not all in what you eat when pregnant
As well as gaining weight from eating, some of that weight is of course the baby you are carrying. But there is also the placenta, the extra fluids, the increase in the uterine muscle, the larger breasts ready to nurse, the amniotic fluid and so on. Therefore while it is understandable to want to return to what you were like before the pregnancy, some of that is all necessary for growing and delivering and caring for your child!
Ideas for suitable post-pregnancy exercise
- Careful toning of muscles – It is important to consider not just weight loss but also what you can do to help tone your muscles, strengthen in areas that need it and help lessen any weakness you might be experiencing after the birth. Light weightlifting is perfectly safe and can achieve this. Something like post natal Brixton Pilates is also good for toning work. Some light muscle work can also help speed up the process of fat loss when you add cardio to the workout. There are plenty of exercises you can do at home. Your goal should be three times a week, 20 to 30 minutes sessions at first and then go from there.
- Cardio for fat loss – The best workouts for fat loss are cardio workouts and something as simple as walking is ideal. You can take your baby out in the pushchair or pram and push them around as you work on your own health. It is low impact and you do not need fancy equipment. Do three or four times a week and start off with 10 minutes and build from there.
- Moving and stretching with purpose – Yoga and post natal tulse hill are great for moving around and for stretching. It helps with joints, flexibility, balance, core strength and also helps manage emotions and improves your mental health too.
What ever you choose to do after having the baby, post natal Brixton Pilates, Yoga, walking, swimming or whatever it is you enjoy just remember you want to stay positive and accept the process is slow. Remember that breastfeeding can help use up some of those fat stores and try to eat healthy options.
Bio – Piccolo Pilates brings Pilates classes designed by Georgie Morrow to the Brixton, Herne Hill and Tulse Hill area in South London. Designed to build your strength, enhance your movement and connect you to your body. Currently focusing on pre and post natal classes but more classes coming soon. Pregnancy evening class run at The Effra space in Brixton on a Monday night. Mum and Baby Pilates run at The Yellow Qube in Tulse Hill on Wednesday Mornings. Post Natal Pilates run at The Carnegie Library in Herne Hill on Tuesday evenings.