Getting started with exercise again as a new mum

Try to get started with some small steps as soon as possible and you will reap the rewards later – that squidgy belly and those extra wobbly bits are only temporary!

You don’t have to be away from your baby; in fact your baby will love some fresh air if you can get out and do some brisk walking, aim to build up to an hour each day during the first fortnight if you feel up to it.

For the first couple of weeks focus on those all important pelvic floor and tummy muscles – these are the ones that have taken the biggest hit through pregnancy and childbirth.

Give these muscles a few minutes of attention a day with abdominal pull ins (holding your tummy in tight then releasing) and pelvic floor squeezes, 50-100 of each if you can and try and make this a permanent part of your routine for the future.