Post Pregnancy Exercise To Reduce Tummy (Weight Loss)

Leg Slides
  • Rapid weight loss occurs in the post-pregnancy period
  • Leg slides exercise helps you get back into your pre-pregnancy shape
  • Do this exercise once episiotomy has healed
  • Start 6 weeks after vaginal birth, for c-section moms, it's best to consult a doctor
Simple techniques
  1. Post Pregnancy Exercise To Reduce Tummy (Weight Loss)

    This exercise has two difficulty levels. It's best to start with level 1 & once you gain comfort over a few days, move on to level 2. 

    Level 1:
    1. Lie down on your back on a non-slip yoga mat
    2. Make sure that your legs are straight on the floor
    3. Slide your right foot towards your hip such that the heel the hip and the knee is pointing to the ceiling
    4. Slide it back to the starting position 
    5. Slide your left foot towards your hip such that the heel touches the hip and the knee is pointing to the ceiling 
    6. Slide it back to the starting position
    7. Repeat the exercise 8 times with both the legs
    Level 2:
    1. Lie down on your back on a non-slip yoga mat
    2. Keep your legs straight on the floor
    3. Slide your right foot towards the hips such that your knee points to your face 
    4. Release, however, make sure the foot does not touch the floor
    5. Slide your left foot towards the hips. Again, keep the foot off the floor such that your knee points to your face. 
    6. Slide the foot back without keeping the foot on the floor
    7. Immediately repeat it with the other leg again. It will look like a cycling movement
    8. Do a total of 8 counts of this exercise. As you build stamina, you can increase the repetitions
TIPS
  • Leg slides helps prepare body for more strenuous exercises
  • Exercising helps improve mood
  • Helps get a good sleep & feel relaxed

These remedies are based on the principles of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science of healing, and are completely natural, non-invasive, and can be prepared at home. Consult your doctor if the symptoms persist. Refer to the terms of use.

Sonali Shivlani

Childbirth Educator,

Sonali Shivlani is an internationally certified pregnancy, lactation and child nutrition counselor. She has worked with more than 15,000 couples and has conducted pregnancy and parenting sessions and workshops internationally. She is the Executive Director of the Pregnancy Fitness Educator Program at CAPPA International and trains candidates in the field of prenatal fitness.

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