Mummies experience major physical and mental changes during pregnancy and childbirth. After delivery, hormone levels will gradually return to their normal level. The hormonal change can lead to mood swings, anxiety, irritability, and even postpartum depression. Furthermore, they have to take care of their newborn babies for long hours, resulting in low energy and poor sleep quality.
Therefore, postnatal exercise is important, to not only help mummy to restore physical health, but also helps to improve mood, sleep quality, relieve stress and prevent postpartum depression, as well as quickly restore physical strength.
After giving birth, it is important to listen to your body. Don't engage in high-intensity workouts, you can instead go for a walk outdoors or do some simple stretching exercises. Try to avoid more vigorous physical activity, such as running, dance classes, etc., until about 10 to 12 weeks postpartum.
If you had a Cesarean delivery, your body needs a longer recovery time, and you has to take greater precautions to ensure that the wound has enough time to heal.
This type of exercise can be done lying down, sitting, or standing. It helps to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles and can help improve urinary incontinence. It also strengthens the muscles of the bladder, vagina, and back; helps the perineum and vagina heal faster, improves blood circulation, and helps reduce any swelling and bruising.
Take your baby out in a stroller and head to a nearby park for a leisurely stroll or brisk walk. This not only promotes blood circulation, it also helps mummy to get back into their pre-baby exercise routine.
Swimming is a highly effective, low impact, postnatal exercise that strengthens your heart and lungs without putting too much stress on your joints, while also toning and tightening your muscles.
Yoga can help mummies relax and de-stress, while strengthening the core muscles and relieving and preventing pain. Mummies experience major physical and mental changes during pregnancy and childbirth. The right postnatal yoga exercises can help improve blood circulation, restore skin elasticity, reduce fat accumulation; helping mummies to restore and regulate internal and external balance.
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The best thing about the Acupressure Ball Therapy, which is the most popular class at LYC, is that you can massage yourself without relying on anyone for assistance!
The tiny massage ball is multifunctional, aside from helping mummies massage hard to reach areas such as shoulders and back, it can also be used to relax the fascia prior to exercise to increase muscle strength and flexibility.
Many postpartum mothers struggle with poor posture, which is the main cause of lower back pain. Regular use of the tiny massage balls can help to relax the muscles in your shoulders, palms, and soles, as well as improve shoulder stiffness and De Quervain's disease.
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