Three tips to get back in shape after your pregnancy

Tip 1: Take your time

A little more weight than you are used to and a large wrinkled belly and hanging breasts belong to a postnatal body. Give your body some time to rest after giving birth before you consciously start to get back in shape. Your body has had a hard and intensive time and needs time to recover. Therefore, focus on your baby, take the time to get to know your baby and enjoy each other. During the first few weeks you will notice that you automatically lose part of your weight. In this way, part of the extra accumulated moisture and fat disappear automatically.

Tip 2: Move!

Make sure you get enough exercise, not only to get back in shape but also to relax. As soon as you are no longer bothered by bleeding, you can start swimming and walking (for example, enjoying the stroller outside). After about six weeks you can start working on your pelvic floor muscles. You can do this, for example, by tightening them (as if you hold your pee up) every time you change position. When your pelvic floor muscles are stronger, you can also work on your abs. After about four months you can start exercising like jogging and cycling. The following applies to all phases of physical activity after your pregnancy: start calmly, do not rush anything and do things mainly at your own pace. Your ligaments need about six months to get back to the old muscle strength.

Tip 3: Eat healthy

Line is absolutely not an option just after the birth of your baby to get rid of your extra weight. Not only because your body needs time to regain its strength and needs healthy food, but also because you are feeding your baby through breastfeeding. Your baby also needs healthy food. Your body also needs more nutrition than normal during the first few weeks after your pregnancy, an average of 600 to 1000 extra calories per week. So make sure you drink enough water, get enough vitamins by eating fruits and vegetables and that you keep the 5-slice in mind for all your meals. Leave unhealthy snacks as much as possible.

Drink your way to childhood obesity


Packets of Marsdrink, Bounty in bottles and Malteser shakes. I repeat: packets of Marsdrink, Bounty in bottles and Malteser shakes. What the hell is the idea behind the production of this kind of nonsense, at a time when children are overweight?

Where child marketing is curbed, manufacturers may apparently freely sell this kind of junk – believe me, it is not to drink. The manufacturer even dared to put ‘refuel’ on the Mars package. Refuel what? Do you refuel your fat stocks? Refuel the energy you just used up while sitting on your butt behind your game console?

Why do we want things that we don’t (need to) want?

I sometimes tend to exaggerate, but those liquid candy bars are representative of what’s wrong with this current consumer society. A need is created that is not there, everyone wants it for indefinable reason and it is damn bad for you too.

Because is there anyone who has ever thought – apart from the one who developed the product: “Gosh, what do I want in a Mars in liquid form”?

No of course not!

It should be banned or banned anyway!

I hope that these types of products will be banned from the market very quickly. Either because all consumers spontaneously come to their positive and realize what ridiculous products these are; or because there is a strict and consistently applied code from the government that prohibits the sale of this type of product, aimed at children.

To be honest, I am not in favor of prohibitions and government regulation and a very strong advocate of freedom of choice.

However, apparently producers are unable to assume any social responsibility.

In anticipation of what is to come, I have already come up with a slogan to reduce sales. “Kids, drink your way to childhood obesity. Because chewing would be too much exercise ”.

Drinking, drinking, drinking. Why the human body needs water.

The human body and water

  • Muscles consist of 75% water
  • The brain consists of 90% water
  • Blood consists of 83% water
  • Bones consist of 22% water

With this knowledge it is not surprising that we need (a lot of) water. Not only to live, but also to function normally in our daily activities. Water lubricates and protects our joints, regulates our body temperature, the transport of nutrients and oxygen to our cells. Protects our vital organs such as the heart and lungs, and helps with digestion and detoxification.

You can get complaints by not getting enough water. Common symptoms and symptoms of fluid deficiency are: dry skin, constipation, fatigue, muscle cramps, attention deficit, migraine and irregular blood pressure.

Reasons to drink enough water

  • Youthful skin 

Water contributes to a better elasticity of the skin. It moisturizes the skin and is active in the formation of new cells. All these elements contribute to improving the overall image, namely a beautiful appearance and the youthfulness of the skin.

  • Better productivity at work

Water helps you think faster and concentrate better. The right amount of fluid in the body has been proven to help the neurotransmitters in the brain and spinal cord to function more efficiently.

  • Weight loss, digestion and constipation

Water promotes weight loss, as soon as fat is metabolically broken down, water flushes it down as stool. Fiber and water work together during digestion, the more water you drink, the easier the food is transported through the system. This results in less chance of constipation. In addition: you reduce your hunger by drinking water.

  • Less muscle damage

Water keeps the muscles and joints lubricated, this way your body protects you from sprains and cramps.

  • Relieves fatigue

If the water level in the body is low, the heart and other organs must work twice as hard for their normal function. To produce sufficient energy for these tasks, the body needs sufficient water and other nutrients (including oxygen). If you drink enough, this will result in less fatigue.

  • Natural cure for headache

Dehydration is one of the main causes of headache. So drinking more water helps prevent headaches caused by dehydration.