5 Best Exercises to Lose Belly Fat Post Pregnancy – Sportskeeda
Belly fat post pregnancy is a very normal thing and is nothing to be worried about. During pregnancy, women have to gain weight for the good health of theor baby. After the baby is out, you obviously still have the leftover fat.
So if you’re worried about whether or not you will lose your belly fat, don’t be – because with time, exercise and a healthy lifestyle, your tummy will shrink back. After pregnancy, the huge belly is due to loose skin, hormones and also fat, but these are all things that can be worked on.
Some amount of fat sheds off by itself, without requiring too much effort on your part. By the end of the first month, you may have effortlessly lost up to 20 pounds (9 kilograms). If you wait two weeks for your uterus to return to its original size, your stomach will appear flatter.
Breastfeeding and excessive sweating (as your hormone levels drop back to normal) also help you use up anywhere between 400-600 calories per day. You also need to give your body time to recover before diving into exercises.
Most physicians and physical therapists advocate waiting six weeks after a vaginal delivery without complications or eight weeks after a cesarean section before beginning a formal exercise regimen.
After your body returns to normal, you’re probably starting to think about getting your old tummy back. Here we’ve come up with a few post pregnancy exercises that should help firm up your tummy:
Check out the following five exercises that can help you lose belly fat post pregnancy:
Burpees are one of the best overall exercises to lose belly fat. This exercise stimulates every muscle in the body and is not only a terrific cardio exercise for belly fat loss but also aids in strengthening and toning muscles.
This is also an effective belly fat burning exercise that can be used by people of all fitness levels. Mountain climbers can help with obstinate postpartum abdominal fat loss.
Bicycle crunches develop and tone the upper abdominal muscles. When done correctly, that can result in significant reduction of belly fat.
When it comes to exercises for losing belly fat, the plank is the most effective. It’s one of the best calorie-burning workouts, as it activates many muscles simultaneously.
The fact that V-ups combines the benefits of two exercises — crunches and leg raises — makes them even more effective at reducing belly fat.
The bottom line is to give yourself and your body time. Wear loose fitting clothes, and enjoy the first days of your motherhood without the stress of how you’re going to get your old tummy back, because one way or the other, you will lose the extra belly fat.
The aforementioned exercises should get you started on you way to losing belly fat. If you’re still concerned, you should consult your doctor.
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