Staying Healthy Post Pregnancy
In the busy life of a mum, it’s easy to forget about ourselves sometimes. Staying fit and healthy can often be the last things on our mind when bub arrives. Caring for your child takes up most, if not all of your time and looking after your health is easily forgotten.
Monitoring nutrient intake is a simple way of maintaining your health while also providing for your baby (like in pregnancy, the need for nutrients increases when breastfeeding). You should always pay close attention to your protein, calcium, magnesium, vitamin B12, and folate intake. This helps to ensure the production of breast milk doesn’t come at the expense of your own body’s nutrient reserves.
Maintaining steady exercise is also a fantastic addition to your daily routine. Not only will it assist in losing unwanted baby weight but it also releases endorphins to brighten up your day.
Regular exercise is difficult to find time for even without an early bird. So, here are our top tips for fitting in exercise with your early bird on the go.
Tuck your early bird in the pram and go for a walk during naptime.
Join a Mothers Group and make working out social with other new mums and babies.
If you’re pressed for time get creative. While bub is playing on the floor practice your push-ups or squats.
Buy a fitness DVD and workout from home with yoga or body combat.
Join a post-natal exercise class. Many classes even let you bring your early bird.
In general, be active – run up stairs or walk instead of driving.
Create an at home circuit to do while your baby plays or sleeps. This is an easy and effective way to get moving during the day.
Staying healthy is not only a great decision for you, it is a great influence on your growing early bird. So stay healthy, fit and happy with your bub this autumn.