I gained a lot of weight after giving birth, when can I start on a workout?

Dear Doctor;I gained a lot of weight after my last delivery and I desperately need to lose it. My child is now three months old and I had him through C-Section. I want to start gym now. Is it okay or is it still too early? When is the right time to resume? Jacqueline, 27.

Dear Doctor;

I gained a lot of weight after my last delivery and I desperately need to lose it. My child is now three months old and I had him through C-Section. I want to start gym now. Is it okay or is it still too early? When is the right time to resume? Jacqueline, 27.

Dear Jacqueline,

After childbirth a woman usually gains weight due to multiple factors. But if it is too much it is mostly due to dietary indiscretion  and lack of exercise. If you wish to lose weight you have to check on the fats in your diet as well.

Regarding gym, you can go there. Usually after C-section it is advisable not to do exercises which involve bending from stomach or putting strain on abdominal muscles as these need time to regain strength. You can start exercises, gradually increasing duration and frequency.

 

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