Postnatal fitness: How to lose weight after a baby
  
Postnatal fitness: How to lose weight after a baby
In this article

Postnatal fitness: How to lose weight after a baby


Abdominal exercises

Lisa Wright says: "Lie flat on your back, feet flat on the floor, knees hip-width apart. Put your fingers just above your navel and push into the muscle area as you raise your shoulders from the ground. 

"Have a wriggle around with your fingers and try to assess how many you can fit between the muscles side by side. If you have a gap wider than two fingers consult your GP or Health Visitor so they can further check.

"Anything less than a two finger gap and you should commence abdominal work straight away. Your stomach muscles are very responsive, so performing the correct exercises will make a huge difference. 

"Abdominal compressions are the most important exercise to do. 

"Start off by standing up and pulling your navel back to your spine. Hold for 5-10 seconds (without holding your breath); keep the rest of your body relaxed. Repeat this 6 times and then take a break. Increase the time you hold it and the quantity you do.

"You may find it useful to use triggers like when you boil the kettle or while you are at the changing table."

Image © iStockphoto


Health and Fitness Editor
2013/06/25
Rank this page: 

Don't miss...
The best ideas for New Year's Eve worldwide!Dr. Seuss - His best quotes
Interview with Eva Mendes: 2012 Oscars 2014 Vanity Fair Bash: Our Fav Looks
Latest… 2016/12/07
Guides
Videos
Toning Your Bum: Ultimate Ways To Firm Up That Butt
How To Get A Flat Stomach In 30 Minutes Straight!
Everything You Need To Know About The Weight Watchers Diet
The Fricker method
See all Health and Fitness guides
Zumba Party in Pink Zumbathon with Beto, Wyclef & Amy Childs
See all Health and Fitness videos