Thursday, April 5, 2012

Post Pregnancy

Exercise also is important after a woman has a baby.It not only helps women lose weight, but it also increases circulation and can help relieve the depression some women experience after giving birth.

While most doctors recommend their patients wait to resume exercise until six weeks after delivery, there are a few exercises that are OK to do before then, assuming you had a normal, uncomplicated delivery. For example, kegel exercises that strengthen the pelvic floor and bring blood flow to the area leg stretches and head and shoulder raises are good ways to ease back into exercise.If you've had a C-section, it's likely you'll have to wait  the full six weeks before doing any sort of exercise.

Once your doctor has cleared you to Begin more intense exercise, you might consider setups, crunches and reverse crunches to get your midsection back in shape.Walking, jogging, swimming, aerobics classes, and yoga also are popular forms of post pregnancy exercise.

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