Exercise for New Moms
The exhaustion of sleepless nights with a wailing newborn or the extra stress that comes from having a new member of the family around may cause you to put your fitness goals on the backburner. Many new moms struggle with losing stubborn pregnancy weight after their bundles of joy arrive. The good news? Incorporating a little physical activity may be just what you need to start to shed those unwanted pounds.
Exercising With a Baby
With everything else to worry about with a newborn, exercise may be the last thing on your mind. If you find it difficult to trek to the gym with your new baby, why not exercise at home? Regular exercise is good for you because it restores muscle strength you may have lost during pregnancy. Having a regular and realistic workout goal planned around your busy schedule can also boost your energy levels, improve your mood and relieve stress — all important factors for new mothers.
Here are a few recommendations and warnings for new mothers anxious to lose their unwanted baby weight and get back into their active lifestyles: