The Best Postpartum Exercise Ideas for Work-From-Home Moms
If you’re a work-from-home mom, you know the kinds of adjustments required to get back to work after having a baby. After all, working from home is stressful as it is — so adding a little one into the mix takes it to another level.
If you’re a mom who works from home or runs her own business (or both if you’re on the Arise® Platform!), you may feel waves of mom guilt from time to time. Let us be the first to tell you that these feelings are not only normal, but they also don’t have to control your life.
Create a schedule that works for your new role as a mom and an entrepreneur, and make sure you include some “me time,” too. One of the best ways is by incorporating health and wellness exercises into your daily routine, such as light postpartum workouts.
Don’t know where to start? Check out these postpartum-friendly exercise ideas perfect for new work-from-home moms like you.
Upper Body Exercises
Easing back into a fitness routine after giving birth requires patience. If you have a dumbbell lying around or even a resistance band, you’re good to go for this workout. Start with a small weight, less than five pounds, and focus on your upper back, triceps, and biceps.
Bicep curls: Hold one weight in each hand with your arms at your sides. Proceed to raise your hands, so your elbows are at a 90-degree angle. Complete 10 to 12 reps two to three times in a row, with a one-minute rest between.
Shoulder presses: Do these with your arms bent. With a weight in each hand, extend your arms up to a vertical angle. Lower and repeat. You can also switch these up and do them as lateral raises so you’re lifting your arms up and to the side.
The best part? All of these moves can be done either standing or sitting in a chair.
Deep Belly Breathing
Deep belly breathing is one of the most important and underrated exercises a new mom can do — especially a mom who also works from home and is looking to destress. It’s a workout that aids in fast recovery and helps your overall breathing.
Start by gently inhaling into your lower belly, allowing it to expand. Once you exhale, be sure to suck your belly back in. This is a reverse way of breathing where you allow your inner core to do most of the work.
Holding a baby all day can do a number on your neck, so incorporating a daily neck stretch will make all the difference. Start by lifting your head, dropping your left ear to your left shoulder, and letting it rest there for a few seconds. Do the same with your right ear to your right shoulder. Try to do this at least two to three times per day.
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