The most common excuse all new moms have for not following a regular exercise regimen is lack of time. Well, that is true but there is a solution for this. Yes, there are simple workouts that will help you tone your muscles and at the same time help you enjoy with your little one. Set your own time and pace and try these moves with your little one by your side from today.
Easy Exercise With Baby On Your Side:
1. Cobra Stretch
Lie down on your abdomen with legs stretched straight and hips touching the ground. Place your hands under your shoulders. Raise your torso upwards and stretch your upper body as much as possible. Your elbows should be straight and neck slightly bent backwards. Place your tot facing you and try to kiss the forehead of the baby when you come down. Do this for 10 to 15 counts.
2. Front Carrier Squat
Stand erect with your little one in front carrier. Position your feet shoulder width apart with toes turned outward. Stretch your hands in front of your body with palms facing downwards. Breathe in and lower your body as if you are sitting on an imaginary chair. Breathe out and return to original position. Repeat the same for 12 counts.
3. Leg Extension
Sit down on a bench comfortably and extend the left leg forward. Make your baby lie on the shin or sit on the foot and hold both the hands of the baby carefully to avoid any fall. Slowly lift your left leg up to exercise the quad. Repeat it for 10 counts and do the same the right leg. The baby will feel bouncy and happy. It is a fun workout in fact.
4. Glute Lift
Lie down on your back with knees folded and feet positioned a little apart. Make your baby sit down on your stomach and hold both the hands of the baby for maintaining balance. Press your heels against the ground and lift your hip upwards by squeezing your gluteal muscles. Relax and do the same again. Do the gluteal lifts for at least 1 minute every day.
5. Leg Lift
Lie down on the ground with knees together and lower legs bent at right angles. The knees should be above the hips and calf muscles parallel to the ground. Position your baby on his or her tummy over your bent lower legs and hold the baby’s hands. Now lift your head and shoulders off the ground slightly and drop your heels towards your glutes and rise upward again. Repeat this for 15 counts.