Between sleep deprivation, nappy changes and feedings motherhood can be a blur in the first months. Learning the ropes of the motherhood journey can be very overwhelming. However, even with the new change, it’s not unusual to want to get active as mothers try to regain tone and strength.
New mothers are advised to include regular exercise in their regimes because it often helps them feel less stressed and more energised. With regular exercise, it will become easier to manage the demands of a new baby.
Walking is one of the easiest exercises you can do and you can tuck baby safely into the Buggy so they can come along too. Even in preparation for labour, pregnant mothers are advised to incorporate walking because it helps with cardiovascular health and effectively strengthens your body for labor and delivery.
Regardless of your fitness level, every mother can add walking as part of their exercise routine because you can make it as challenging and as easy as you want. You can start with a trip around the block and slowly increase your pace. Listen to your body to ensure you don’t over do it.
Everyone can benefit from walking because it helps increase your flexibility and strength which supports your post pregnancy recovery. A walk outdoors helps not only your physical wellbeing but your mental health too. If you’re used to high impact sports walking keeps you active in the weeks before you get back to your pre baby activity levels.
When you feel comfortable with stepping up the pace and perhaps introducing a change of scene then why not join SE Fitness Buggy Walk? We meet on Tuesday mornings and walk in Sutton Park. It’s a chance to get some exercise, breathe in the fresh air for you and baby and meet like-minded folks too!