5 Easy Exercises to Lose Belly Fat after Pregnancy

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Aug 13, 2018
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  • Losing belly fat after pregnancy requires discipline, patience and time
  • Abdominal exercises are an effective way to firm up post-pregnancy belly
  • Flutter kicks help tone muscles underneath the body fat
  • Aerobic training helps burn extra calories and increase metabolism

Getting in shape after pregnancy is not that hard. You might easily lose the accumulated fat around the belly in no time. Various researches have shown that losing pregnancy fat is good for health and bear multiple other benefits. However, it can take 6 to 12 weeks to get back to the pre-pregnancy state. Remember that losing belly fat after pregnancy requires discipline, patience and time. Also, women need to be extra careful when it comes to losing post-pregnancy weight. Consult a doctor before you indulge in any exercises, especially when you experience complications such as bleeding or headaches. 

Abdominal Exercises after Pregnancy

Also read: Does Exercise Reduce Pregnancy Symptoms?

Abdominal crunches: This is an effective way to firm up post pregnancy belly. While doing crunches, it is essential to be attentive to the quality of movements but doesn’t stress yourself too much. If you are a novice and don’t know much about exercises, then it is advisable to do crunches under professional guidance. You can use either exercise in the supervision of a personal trainer or can learn the right technique and do it yourself later.

Flutter kicks: By doing flutter kicks you will not only lose extra fat but can also tone the underneath muscles.  One requires to do this exercise for a few minutes on a daily basis to get stronger abs muscle. For doing this exercise, you must lie on your back with your hands behind. Now try to lift your legs above the ground and make gentle but quick motions like you are swimming on your back.

Hip raises: It is another helpful abdominal exercise to lose belly fat after pregnancy. You have to lie on your back with your legs at a ninety-degree angle, i.e. straight up in the air. Now place your hands under your buttocks and try to raise your hips few inches above the ground.  Try to lift your hips without taking help of your hands, if needed give a gentle push with your hands.

Aerobic Exercise

If you are trying to get rid of excessive fat gained during pregnancy, then start with some aerobic training. With consistency, aerobic training you can burn extra calories and increase your metabolism. Make sure that you before the steady pace of your aerobic exercise you must have a warm-up session of about 5 to 10 minutes. Keep the level of your workout easy at the initial level and increase it as you get habitual to it.  Aerobic exercises must be done from two to three times on a weekly basis.

Walk

Walking is an excellent aerobic exercise and is helpful to burn fat deposits. A simple walk can maintain your fitness during pregnancy and is also useful in losing belly fat after pregnancy. You can go out for a walk and get benefited by fresh air and vitamin D as well. Besides this, if you have a treadmill then use it while your baby is sleeping. 

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