Although you should take it easy for a few weeks after the birth, it’s still important to get out in the fresh air every day and get some gentle exercise – it’s good for you and your child. Taking a brisk walk is ideal. Increasing the blood circulation in this way eases tension and reactivates muscles. While out walking, stop every now and again and do the exercise below.
For toned legs and firm buttocks (repeat 10 times, then switch leg)
After doing the exercise you can continue your walk and do the following exercise (as often as you like):
If you feel okay, you can start these exercises shortly after childbirth – as soon as you’re able to walk briskly without any problems.
Give it a try!
Katharina Quack Lötscher
Doctor and president of PEBS (preventive nutrition and exercise
counselling during pregnancy and up to a year after birth)