Fitness and Full Body Massage – Tips for New (And Not-So-New) Moms

One of the best fitness tips is to find ways to be active every day—take the stairs instead of the elevator, park far from the grocery store so you can walk farther and do sit-ups in the morning. Of course, get a full body massage every week to flex those muscles and relax your body. There are other fitness steps that you can take that do not require expensive gym memberships and can be done daily for a healthier you.

Get’s the Doctor’s Approval

Before you start with any fitness workout, it is important to consult a doctor and make sure that you are okay with the types of exercise you plan to do. If you just gave birth, the rule of thumb is to wait three weeks after you have given birth naturally. If you had a C-section, then you need to wait up to two months after the operation.

Outdoor Fitness

A great way to start an active lifestyle is to take a break from work or household chores and start running, walking or riding your bicycle outdoors. Do outdoor activities for at least 15 minutes to refresh your mind and get the blood rushing through your veins. Ideally, you need to do 30 minutes of exercise every day. Don’t worry if you have to break it up—10 minutes in the morning, another 10 in the afternoon and your last 10 minutes in the evening. That’s more than fine. It doesn’t matter—you’ll get the same exact benefits.

Get a Massage

The next time you finish one of the workouts that make you feel sore for days, try a full body massage to help your muscles recover faster. Aside from that, full body massage makes you feel a whole lot better.

Indoor Fitness

It’s a good idea to do some indoor workouts especially if you do not have time to get out of the house or you simply prefer to do your exercise indoors. Cleaning the floor, wiping the windows, preparing a good meal and washing the dishes are some of the best ways to burn a few calories while being productive at the same time. You may also do basic indoor exercises such as crunches, pushups and squats in the bedroom or in the living room.

Incorporate “Fitness” Into Your Daily Activities

Make it a hobby. Make fitness a part of your lifestyle. When grocery shopping, explore the whole grocery store and roam around to buy what’s on your list. Explore the items at the bottom of the shelf by squatting and tip toeing to get the items on the top shelf. When doing your daily office work, tighten your buttocks and abs for at least 30 seconds. Repeat several times. When you start to get sleepy in the afternoons, walk around the office. Take the stairs all the time if you are going two to three floors up. When not in a hurry, take the stairs down the building even if it means having to go through 10 floors.

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