Do's and don'ts for post-pregnancy weight loss

Easy exercise tips to lose the post-pregnancy flab.

Do's and don'ts for post-pregnancy weight loss

Published by Anusha Iyengar |Published : January 6, 2016 12:02 PM IST

Finally seeing your baby and holding him in your arms is a beautiful feeling, isn't it? But you'll have to do it hundred times a day and you will not be able to tend to the baby if you are not fit enough. Now since you have already decided on starting your weight loss regime post pregnancy, here are some do's and don'ts that will help you go a long way and help you lose weight. 'For mothers who have had a normal delivery, you can start your weight loss regime sooner. 'Start off with breathing exercises and exercises to strengthen your core muscles before any other exercise', says Roshini Gilbert, director of fitness and services at HealthifyMe. Try the malasana or the squat position to strengthen your lower body during pregnancy.

In this video, Roshini along with Pragya Bhatt, a senior yoga coach at HealthifyMe, shares some dos and don'ts for post pregnancy weight loss. Squats, cardio and stretches are some of the recommended exercises to strengthen your core. Roshini also recommends some exercises that you can do while feeding the baby, holding the baby or even when you are cooking. Losing weight and bonding with your baby is like an icing on the cake, isn't it? Make sure you also consult your doctor once before you start your weight loss routine. If you have been working out before and during your pregnancy, working out and losing weight post pregnancy will be a lot easier. Try this yoga pose to help ease childbirth.

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