How to tone your tummy after a baby
1. Simple post-natal abdominal crunch:
Lie on your back with knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Slowly lift only your head off the floor, pulling your abs towards your spine and exhaling as you do so.At certain times during the day (make a regular time when you are doing something like sitting in a chair or in the car) contract your abdominal in towards your spine for two seconds and then release. Do this at least 20 times a day every day, and soon you will begin to feel your abdominal getting stronger.
2.Sit ups:Lie on the floor with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Holding your head in your hands, slowly lift your head and shoulders off the floor. Hold for two counts and slowly lower back to the starting position - remember to exhale as you lift and inhale as you go down. Try 30 reps and do 3 sets a day, increasing the reps by 10 each week.
3.The bridge:Lie on your back with your knees bent, feet flat on the ground and arms at your sides. Take a deep breath and pull your belly button in.As you exhale, slowly tip your pelvis up so that your upper body forms a straight line from your knees to your shoulders, as shown. Hold for two beats; take another deep breath, then exhale and slowly roll back down.
4.Scissor Kicks:To do this abdominal exercise, start by lying on the floor. Place your hands under your buttocks and keep your back pressed against the floor.
Raise one leg about 10 inches off the ground and slowly lower it back down. As you lower the one leg, raise the other.Do three sets of ten repetitions.
5.Pelvic Tilts: Lying on the floor with your back pressed against the floor, bend your knees keeping your feet on the ground.Slowly lift your pelvis up and hold briefly before lowering slowly back down to the ground. Your upper body should remain on the floor throughout the movement.Do three sets of 15 repetitions.