You just gave birth to your beautiful baby and you are ready to get back into shape, but you’re not sure when you can start working out?
Well, we found this article written by Linda Melone from WebMd were she explains when we should get back to working out and why it’s easier for some then for others.
After you have a baby, what’s realistic for getting back in shape? How soon can you exercise and how much can you do to safely lose the weight before junior starts pre-school? The answer: One size does not fit all.
Determining when a woman can resume exercising after giving birth is highly individual, says Robert O. Atlas, MD, OB/GYN, chair of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore. “Some women take a month to walk normally while others are back on the hiking trail with their baby within two weeks,” he says.
In general, the healthier you are entering the pregnancy, the quicker the recovery time.
The type of delivery you’ve had also determines when you can resume exercising. “A cesarean delivery requires more time to recover than a vaginal delivery,” Atlas says. Traditional teaching says to wait six weeks after delivery before exercising, but some women can safely return to exercising before this time.
“It also depends on the type of exercise,” Atlas says. For example, returning to high-impact routines such as running or sports requires more caution than resuming or starting a yoga or Pilates class.
What you can do postpartum depends on what you did prenatal, says Bonnie Berk, MS, RN, HNB-BC, author of The Motherwell Eternity Fitness Plan (published by Human Kinetics in 2005). “If a woman was fit before she got pregnant, she can start exercising earlier than a woman who did not.”
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Remember to always consult your Doctor before you start any workout after giving birth.