Exercises for a Better Post Childbirth Body

List: Posted: 03/18/11

Having a baby is one of the most remarkable experiences a woman can ever undergo, but it also takes a major physical toll on the body.  After you have had a child, getting back into exercise can be difficult.  What exercise regimen is really the safest and most effective, and when can you get started?

Initial exercise can start only a couple of days after you have the baby, but it must be extremely gentle, and shouldn’t be done if there were complications or if you had to have surgical intervention.  Speaking with a physician can be a good idea.  Gentle exercise methods such as kegels, light stretches, and daily walks can help you get back into shape.  Stretching can also help restore your posture.

Once you have hit the six week mark, ask your physician if you are ready for more exercise.  Gentler exercises such as yoga, pilates, and running can be great for getting your body back into shape after childbirth.  Lifting weights can also be beneficial, but it is important to speak with your doctor and to only use lighter weights until your body is fully healed.

Exercise is very important to the human body, but knowing your limits after childbirth is crucial to your health. Your physician should play an important role in your return to fitness.  With the right timing and the right exercises, you can have your pre-pregnancy body and fitness levels back in no time. 

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        At Ashburn Chiropractic and Rehab in Ashburn, VA, Dr. Aloysius M. Broussard is a leading provider of chiropractic care. Dr. Broussard believes in empowering and inspiring patients to take an active role in their health and wellness. His philosophy, "Let chiropractic get your life back and the pieces together" is the cornerstone of his practice philosophy. Dr. Broussard helps patients dealing with headaches, back pain, sports injuries, personal injuries and various other conditions that affect the human body. From infants to the elderly, Dr. Broussard treats patients at all stages of life, including women who are pregnant. Dr. Broussard grew up in Southern California and earned his Bachelors of Science degree from Arizona State University. While attending ASU, he played Pack-10 football for the Sun Devils. After graduating from ASU with a Bachelors of Science he wanted to further his education as a Chiropractor. This led his family and himself to Life University (Atlanta, Georgia) where he participated in Rugby and graduated from Life in 2012 with his Masters in Sports Health Sciences and a Doctorate in Chiropractic. Dr. Broussard lives in Ashburn, VA with is wife Tracy and three children Jauncea, Milan, and Genevieve. When not at work he can be found at the gym or out with his family having dinner. His hobbies include watching sports, attending church, and participating in all of his family’s weekly functions.

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