8 exercises to banish your post pregnancy belly
For those of us who aren’t lucky enough to be born with the genes of Kate Middleton, pinging back into shape after having a baby may require a bit of extra help.
Obviously having a good diet that’s high in fresh fruit and veg is important, but it’s also vital to engage in gentle daily exercise in order to tone your post pregnancy belly.
If you’re breastfeeding it’s a good idea to avoid higher intensity cardio training because it can lead to toxic waste products being deposited into your breast milk, but there’s plenty of other activities you can do to tone up your body and tighten your middle section.
Resistance training doesn’t have the same effect and it will speed up your metabolism, burning fat in the process and helping you get back in shape post-pregnancy.
Trainer Linda Jones, who gave birth to her first baby in May, has teamed up with fitness wear brand Zaggora to create the ultimate tried-and-tested postnatal workout. Do these gentle yet effective exercises daily and you’ll soon be one hot mama who’s proud of her post pregnancy body.
These eight easy exercises will tone you up around the core as well as strengthening your limbs, back and pelvic floor - and best of all you can do them all at home!
N.B. Remember that it’s important to get the all-clear from your doctor before starting a new exercise program; many women wait until the all-important 6 week check-up and sign off.