When you have a new-born baby, finding time to exercise can be nearly impossible at times. So why not try exercising with your baby? Here are some special ways you can incorporate your baby into workouts.
First of all, you can perform push ups. Have your baby lie on the floor on their back, followed by getting yourself in a push up position with your hands on the floor on either side of baby’s head. As you are performing push ups, you can lower yourself, give baby a kiss, then push yourself back up and repeat.
Second, you can practice dancing. Make exercising with baby fun; turn on the music and dance around, either with baby in arms or in front of your baby. He or she will probably enjoy watching as mommy dances around. Add some singing in too for some entertainment!
Next, you can also go swimming! Regardless if it is taking your baby to the beach or a public pool, you will get exercise by moving around. You can also have him or her sit in one of those baby rings while you push him/her around as you are swimming.
You can play Nintendo Wii. This may not be directly exercising along with your baby, but you can have him or her in their baby swing watching you dance around. It can be pretty entertaining and interesting for them to watch you play Wii. Nintendo Wii has many different types of games to get you moving. You should find a game that interests you. Some examples of fun games which also require you to move about include Dance, Dance Revolution and Wii Fit.
Outdoor walks are also great for your fat loss. Get out and enjoy the fresh air with baby in their stroller. Walk around the neighborhood, park or zoo. For a more intense workout, try to find somewhere hilly to walk. Additionally, it is better to brisk walk as opposed to just taking a regular slower walk. If you have a jogging stroller, work your way up to jogging.
Finally, you can perform pelvic lifts. Pelvic lifts will target your abdominal and core strength. Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Have your baby sit on your stomach and hold onto him or her, ensuring his or her safety and stability. Now, contract your stomach muscles and tilt your pelvis up slightly, hold and repeat.
Getting fit even when you have to take care of your baby is still very possible. It just takes some good creativity and determination on your part!
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