RE­STORE your CORE

Strengthen those stretched post-preg­nancy mus­cles with sim­ple ex­er­cises and your baby’s help, says Vern Hill

Mother & Baby (UK) - - LIFE & KIDS -

When you be­come a mum, you find your­self do­ing a lot more bend­ing, lift­ing and car­ry­ing. But to carry out these move­ments your body re­lies on core mus­cles, which may have been strained by preg­nancy. These five ex­er­cises from the CARiFiT rou­tine strengthen your ab­dom­i­nal, back, hip and pelvic floor mus­cles, which act like a corset to sup­port your spine. Not only will you find bend­ing eas­ier, you’ll pro­tect against back pain and re­store your post-birth body. And you can do all these low-im­pact ex­er­cises wear­ing your baby in a front car­rier.

Vern Hill is a pre­and post-natal fit­ness in­struc­tor, and founder of CARiFiT; carifit.co.uk MEET THE EX­PERT

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