Low-Intensity Fitness Training (LIFT), from Meglio.
It’s usually safe to begin low-impact exercise around 6-8 weeks after childbirth, once you’ve had your 6-week postnatal checkup with the GP. Our LIFT exercises provide the perfect way to get started at a gentle pace to suit you.
Personal trainer and LIFT expert Emma Taylor explains: “Your body goes through many changes during pregnancy. It took nine months to grow your baby, and it could take at least that long to get back into shape again. It won’t happen overnight.
“So give your body time to recover and return to fitness gradually. There’s no time limit, and no pressure. So be kind to yourself!”
In association with Meglio, Emma has developed 10 easy exercises to choose from, to fit in as and when you can.
She adds: “Do it for your health and your mental wellbeing. Be patient, look after yourself and just do the exercises as and when you can. Over time you can increase them if you want to. The most important thing is to have fun and enjoy!”
The programme contains the following exercises:
- Flat Back On All Fours
- Easy Press Ups
- Sitting Pelvic Floors
- Tricep Dips
- Standing Pull Ins
- Tap Backs
- Tricep Press Ups
- Clam Legs on Side
Remember – always ensure you warm up before every workout and stretch after every workout to avoid injury.
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