Although being pregnant in the summer gets a bad wrap, giving birth in the summer months provides many benefits to pregnancy weight loss. The reason being, the warm temperatures make it safer for mom and baby to get out of the house and get active. When you give birth in the winter months, you have to worry about flu season, winter viruses, and bundling the baby up in adequate layers before you can venture out of the house. However in the summer months, getting out of the house with your new baby in tow is much more convenient and manageable. Therefore, if you are looking for pregnancy weight loss tips, take advantage of the summer months while they last (once you are cleared for exercise, of course!).
3 Summer Pregnancy Weight Loss Tips:
- Summer Strolls: Take advantage of the morning and evening temperatures and get out with your bundle of joy and get moving. A simple walk around the neighborhood can help burn calories, but if you are feeling ambitious you can try a “stroller strides” class or hit a walking trail, such as the Raleigh Greenway.
- Summer Eats: Watermelon, sweet corn, summer squash, juicy peaches, vine-ripe tomatoes, the list goes on and on. The summer months are the perfect time for pregnancy weight loss because the options for fresh produce are endless. With so many delicious and healthy fruits and vegetables in season, you can eat clean while also eating well. Keep in mind, if you are breastfeeding you need to be getting in a few hundred extra calories a day, so don’t begin a diet regimen without approval from you doctor.
- Summer Swims: Although your baby may be too young to enjoy the pool with you, swimming is a great, low-impact workout. Hit the water and start swimming laps. Swimming provides a slew of health benefits and is a surefire way to get your heart pumping and calories burning.
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If you are struggling with post-pregnancy weight loss, we invite you to explore Total HealthcareMD. At Total HealthcareMD, we specialize in pre and post pregnancy weight loss, helping women achieve and maintain a healthy weight through the use of our customized diet and exercise plans. To learn more about our program, we invite you into our office for a complimentary consultation with one of our experts. To schedule an appointment, please contact us today.