Postpartum Fitness & Weightloss Tips
In the postpartum period (2 years), using heavy lifting or high impact exercise to lose weight and get fit is a mistake, These types of exercise can contribute to pelvic organ prolapse and muscle imbalances that can lead to incontinence (leaky pee) and pelvic floor dysfunctions that can cause sex to be less enjoyable or painful. A few minutes of daily restorative exercise to reawaken your core, is ideal in early postpartum. “Core” exercises include kegels, pelvic movements, and gentle exercises that improve abdominals and overall posture. After a few weeks of doing these exercises, you can take short walks while focusing on engaging your core muscles. Good posture makes bodies look taller, leaner, and tummies don’t pooch as much. A lesser known fact is that proper pelvic alignment plays a huge role in holding your pelvic organs up. Along with Arvigo Therapy, strengthening your core, will help your pelvic floor regain control over your bladder and will improve your sex life considerably.
Healthy food choices creates weight loss more efficiently than exercise does, and it benefits baby’s health if you are nursing.
I am a Certified Massage Therapist, Arvigo Practitioner and (almost certified) Aromatherapist. I use this blog to share information about natural and organic health and beauty.