Bringing your body back to shape after you have had a baby may not be as hard as it is touted. With a regular exercise program after giving birth, you can do away with the baby fat you gain during pregnancy. It is also suitable for your general well-being and health. Also, exercises after pregnancy can reduce your risk of having postpartum depression. However, before you engage in any workout program after giving birth, you want to check with your doctor. The tummy tuck doctors at Cleveland Plastic Surgery Institute are determined to help you get back your pre-pregnancy abdomen if it is resistant to change even with a healthy diet and exercise.
A tummy tuck procedure performed by Dr. Jason Leedy at Cleveland Plastic Surgery Institute will get you in shape after pregnancy. You may want to consider these three exercises to help do away with baby fat after delivery.
Deep belly breathing
Consider deep belly breathing, together with abdominal contraction. This is an easy exercise regime which can be done hours after delivery. Deep belly breathing helps relax muscles and initiates the muscle toning process for a firm belly and abs. To do this exercise, you start with sitting upright and then breathe deeply. Ensure that the area below your diaphragm does not draw in air. After that, hold the abs tight and contract as you breathe in, then relax as you exhale. You may want to increase the time spent contracting and holding your abs.
These three movements help strengthen the muscles of your back in addition to toning the tummy and abs. They also burn calories. To do head lifts, you need to lie on your back with your arms by the sides. Your lower back should be flush to the floor and knees bent with the feet positioned flat on the floor. As you inhale, relax your belly. While exhaling, try to slowly lift the head as well as the neck of the floor. Finish the move by inhaling as you lower the head back down.
Kneeling pelvic tilt
An inspiring exercise, the kneeling pelvic tilt helps you tone your tummy. It also strengthens your abs and you can use it to relieve back pain. To do a kneeling pelvic tilt, you start by touching the floor with your feet and hands. Straighten your arms from the shoulder line and ensure the palms touch the floor. Your back should be straight and relaxed but not arched or curved.
While inhaling, try to pull your buttocks forward while tilting your pelvis. Thrust the pubic bone upward and at that position, hold for about three counts, then release.
These are a few exercises that can help recondition your tummy after delivery. As you do these exercises, see if you are having improvements in reducing tummy fat after pregnancy.
If the results are not impressive and you are worried about your look, visit Dr. Jason Leedy to discuss the possibility of having a tummy tuck procedure. Dr. Leedy can help you smooth your belly area and eliminate unwanted fat as well as excess skin. Contact Cleveland Plastic Surgery Institute to schedule your appointment today.