Pregnancy and childbirth have a huge impact on your body, but there are benefits to getting back into a fitness regime after giving birth, as Julia Lohmann, managing director and master trainer at HYPOXI, explains.
How can HYPOXI help women who are pregnant or have recently given birth?
Fat deposits frequently remain in the problem areas after childbirth, and the skin tends to be loose. The innovative HYPOXI-Method is a natural and gentle post-pregnancy exercise solution, helping to strengthen the connective tissue and eliminate fat deposits in problem areas. It uses a combination of alternating pressure and gentle exercise for stimulating the metabolism and for targeted post-pregnancy body shaping and skin firming, compression therapy to support the lymphatic/vascular system, and vacuum therapy. Alternating application of high and low pressure helps to increase blood flow to the problem areas and transport liquids, toxins and fatty acids away from the region.
Is there a “right time” to resume your fitness regime after giving birth?
If you did regular exercise up until the end of your pregnancy, and your birth went smoothly, you can do some light exercise and stretching soon after the birth, but it’s always best to get approval from your doctor beforehand.
This article first appeared in the August/September 2017 issue of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.