wewomen Newsletter
Our post-pregnancy body plan: Part 2
Article in images

Exercise to shape your tummy and waist


Exercise 1
Position. On all fours on the floor. 
Movement. Breathe in through your nose and as you breathe out slowly pull your stomach in as far as possible. Hold this position for 6 seconds then repeat.
Repetitions. 4 sets of 6 holds (6 seconds each) with 1 min 30 seconds rest.

Exercise 2
Position. Lying down on the floor, legs stretched up in the air with your feet bent. Place your hands on your bottom so you don't strain your lower back.
Movement. Pull in your stomach muscles then push your flexed feet towards the ceiling, lightly lifting your bottom off the floor as you do (for better abdominal contraction), then lower slowly. Breathe out to lift and breathe in to lower.
Repetitions. 2 to 3 sets of 15 reps.

Exercise 3
Position. Standing up, legs apart, squeeze your bottom to avoid putting strain on your back.
Movement. Stretch your arms out above your head then tilt your chest slightly to one side, without holding your breath. Try not to move your hips. Hold the position for 15 to 20 seconds.
Repetitions. 3 sets on each side.


Parenting Editor
Rank this page: 

Don't miss...
Interview with Eva Mendes: 2012 Celebrity Men with Glasses
Oscars 2014 Vanity Fair Bash: Our Fav LooksThe Ultimate Mid Length Hairstyles
Latest… 2017/12/14
Travelling while pregnant
Everything you need to know about your waters breaking
A difficult mother daughter relationship?
Water birth: Is it right for you?
See all Parenting guides
Child immunization - Dr Miriam Stoppard tells us what she thinks
See all Parenting videos