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Gym, schmym* – here are four ways you can get strong new-mum-stylee
whether you’re Queen beyoncé of hollywood or sarah from staines, experts recommend avoiding exercise for up to six weeks following birth – or 12 weeks if you’ve had a c-section – then taking it slowly. that means no personal trainers – yes, even you, bey. but if you’re gagging to stretch your legs (and get your newborn off to sleep), get started with some buggy-based moves. Just add a pram… 1 start slow A gentle 10-minute walk to the park /coffee shop oughta do it. Make sure you listen to your body. Bonus: fresh afternoon air will help babies sleep at night as well as boosting your own serotonin levels. 2 BUGGY up… Gradually up your walks from 20to40to 60 minutes four times per week. Want to work your arms, bum and stomach harder? Head for the hills (or the nearest small incline). 3 …then BUDDY up Fitness First’s latest survey says millennial women are more likely to exercise for longer if they have a workout wingwoman. Enlist a friend who’s keen to keep fit and set regular day dates. 4 Go BACK to CLASS Try Buggyfit, a nationwide class run by mums who want to up their fitness and strength minus the childcare. Classes include squats, lunges and push-ups while you talk and walk.
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