- Weight loss
- Restored muscle strength and tone to correct or regain good posture, balance and co-ordination
- Restored/improved pelvic floor and abdominal muscles to reduce the risk of stress incontinence.
- Develop good technique with day to day activities, essential to back care
Some Do’s and Dont’s of Post-Natal Exercise
- Get the all-clear from your GP approx. 6-8 weeks after the birth (10 wks after a C- section.)
- Remember it can take 12 months not 12 weeks to get back into shape.
- Wear a good sports bra.
- Drink plenty of water before, during and after exercise, especially if you’re breastfeeding.
- Exercise your pelvic floor regularly.
- Focus on good technique and alignment.
- Despair over celebrity weight loss stories.
- Overdo it. If your baby has been up all night and you’ve had no sleep, rest.
- Make do with your old trainers if they don’t provide sufficient support.
- Do sit-ups and crunches. Exercise your tummy muscles in an upright, functional position.
- Push your stretches further to increase flexibility.