The Benefits of Exercising for Motherhood

Up until the moment a woman becomes a mother she has one main job - to keep herself alive!

When her first child is born that job changes and a natural shift occurs. For the first time in her life she is no longer the most important thing.

She is now also in charge of keeping this little human alive who relies on her for their safety, warmth and health.

The selflessness it takes to become a mother is the most incredible but challenging change any female will go through in their lives. And all too often, along the way, us mama’s lose the importance of self-care and fail to recognise just how hard it is to look after a human (or a few humans) when we are not looking after ourselves too.

So as our babies begin to grow up and we decide it’s time to return to exercise, just how beneficial is it for motherhood?

Let’s have a closer look.

Physical Strength

I don’t think anyone can prepare you for just how physically demanding having children is. (Not to mention the exhaustion of sleepless nights, sick babies and ever changing routines to add to it!)

I teach people to lift weights for a living and even I was shocked at just how physically demanding motherhood is.

Carrying car seats, hooshing buggies in and out of the boot, walking around the house rocking a breastfeeding baby in one arm, running after toddlers, carrying them around supermarkets because they've decided they no longer want to walk, climbing to the highest point of the playgrounds with them, picking up their toys off the ground 12 million times a day. The list goes on….