iacinternational/ August 30, 2019/ Blog, Fitness

Fitness after childbirth may seem to you an optional and even harmful exercise, but in fact it is not. Physical activity is the key to beauty and health, including after pregnancy. The main thing is to choose the appropriate types of load and follow the recommendations of the doctor and trainer so that the exercises bring you pleasure and benefit. Contact our fitness club in Pechersk, our trainers will certainly help you in choosing the optimal loads. A fitness program specially developed for you for weight loss after childbirth will help to quickly restore a beautiful figure, and maybe even become more beautiful.

Fitness and lactation

Exercise does not have any negative consequences for the volume of breast milk or its composition, and also does not affect the growth of infants. Some studies, however, show that a high intensity of physical activity can lead to the accumulation of lactic acid in breast milk, which gives a sour taste to milk, and the baby may not like it. If you are breastfeeding, you can avoid this potential problem by maintaining moderate physical activity and consuming plenty of fluids during and after your workout.

If vigorous activity is your priority during the first few months of breastfeeding, try feeding the baby before exercise or expressing milk in advance to feed the baby later. It will also help you exercise with great comfort, as the chest will not be full. In addition, you can simply avoid breastfeeding your baby right after your workout.

When to start

In the past, healthcare providers often recommended that women wait at least six weeks after giving birth to begin training. The wait may be longer. If the vaginal delivery was easy, you can start training when you feel that you are ready for it. If you have had a cesarean section or difficult delivery, talk with your doctor about when you can go to the fitness room. Very often young mothers are offered dance fitness in Kiev – this is a simple, very exciting and effective way to begin recovery after childbirth.

Regular exercise after pregnancy:

1) contribute to weight loss, especially in combination with a reduced calorie diet;
2) improve the functioning of the cardiovascular system;
3) restore muscle strength and tone;
4) return to tone your abdominal muscles;
5) increase the level of energy;
6) improve mood;
7) relieve stress;
8) help prevent and promote recovery from postpartum depression.