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Benefits of Postpartum Exercise

You delivered your baby. You got your six week clearance check-up from you physician. Now, why should you exercise?

The benefits of exercise include:

  • Helps with “baby blues” and postpartum depression.
  • Speeds the rate of healing from labor and delivery.
  • Relieves discomfort from labor and delivery, and decreases postpartum back pain.
  • Speeds postpartum weightloss.
  • Improves posture.
  • Restores tone to pelvic floor muscles.
  • Eases abdominal separation through focusing on core work.
  • Improves and develops functional balance.
  • Maintains and/or strengthens muscles, especially for lifting and carrying the baby.
  • Increases energy level
  • Increases a new mother’s self-esteem.
  • Relaxes the body and mind through focusing on the power of the breath.
  • Provides new mothers with social support if done in a group setting
  • Provides an opportunity to bond and play with your baby

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Posted on April 23rd, 2008

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