Back to school season often offers moms a bit more time for themselves, which often incorporates
working on that post-baby body. Many women I know yearn for their bodies to look like it did pre-pregnancy. However, with the natural aging process and childbirth often comes stubborn fatty
tissue and stretched skin. How do we combat Mother Nature and restore our post-baby health and
1. Healthy Eating: A diet rich in protein, fruit, vegetables and vitamins is the best choice for
everyone, especially moms looking to improve their health. High-protein foods contain a hunger-fighting hormone and will fill you up more than carbs. And many sources of protein—fish, beef, and eggs—are also rich in iron and vitamin B12, both of which have been shown to increase energy levels. (What mom doesn’t need that?) Fruits and vegetables are also part of a well-balanced and healthy eating plan. They provide essential vitamins and minerals,fiber, and other substances that are important for good health. Vitamin intake including A, C, D, E and Potassium also promotes overall health.
2. Exercise: Smart fitness is all about moderation and consistency. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that women between the ages of 18 and 64 require 75-150 minutes of aerobic activity per week and 2 muscle strengthening workouts that include all major muscle groups each week. If you split the aerobic activity into three sessions, that’s 25-50 minutes per session. A strength training session that works all the major muscle groups will take about 45-60 minutes. This is where I suggest finding a workout partner to maintain motivation and add some
3. Mommy Makeovers: In our modern society, it’s now common for moms (who are done with breast feeding) to seek cosmetic surgery to enhance their appearance and help build confidence. These popular makeovers include Scottsdale-inspired breast augmentations, tummy tucks and liposuction procedures.