UP­PER BODY

Your Baby & Toddler - - Exercise -

YOUR PROB­LEM Flab­bi­ness and weak­ness in the up­per body area are com­mon post-birth com­plaints. You might find that out-of-shape arms strug­gle to lift your new baby out of the car seat and into the pram, or onto the chang­ing ta­ble and then back again sev­eral times a day. Your wrists may feel weak. Re­mem­ber that your body pro­duced the hor­mone re­laxin in larger amounts than usual when you were preg­nant, and this may have weak­ened d your joints. Also, most moms-to-be -be cut out up­per body ex­er­cise dur­ing preg­nancy.

THE SO­LU­TION LUTION To help re­lieve strain rain on your wrists, tone your r arms, back and shoul­der mus­cles. You’ll have to wait for the al­lclear from m your doc­tor af­ter hav­ing had your baby be­fore you can start ex­er­cis­ing again (usu­ally six weeks), but once you can, start a daily work­out.

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