Get Fresh Air For A Refreshed Attitude
When you become a mother and take on new roles, it’s easy to lose yourself in the shuffle -- but to be good to others, you need to be good to yourself. This includes supplying your body with the nutrients it needs, as well as getting fresh air and exercise.
Scheduling time outside on a consistent basis can help you feel good and work through any lingering baby blues. Regular activity after childbirth also will help you strengthen muscles weakened by pregnancy and childbirth, return to pre-pregnancy weight and cope with new responsibilities.
good for baby, too
Babies are natural observers. While they can't participate in most activities right now, they still benefit greatly from exposure to new sights, sounds and smells. New environments and experiences help your little one develop her senses. Additionally, getting outside with your baby models an active lifestyle for her and helps you teach her -- by example -- the importance of exercise.
Ideas for outdoor excursions
Always consult with your doctor before beginning any post-childbirth activity; likewise, check with your pediatrician before taking your baby out of the house for the first time.
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