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Please tell me good exercises for an overweight, asthmatic, 7 week postpartum mom with no equipment except for an exercise ball and no gym membership...


Asked by Anonymous at 11:57 AM on Aug. 16, 2010 in Diet & Fitness

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Answers (10)
  • Walking and situps with the exercise ball.

    Answer by matthewscandi at 12:00 PM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • Do you have a stroller? Walking-everyday for an hour.

    Answer by Sisteract at 11:59 AM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • Yoga and pilates....

    Answer by lovinangels at 11:58 AM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • Find a community pool.
    Get an exercise DVD from the library. They have them designed for new moms to do with the baby.

    Answer by tootoobusy at 12:02 PM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • start with early morning walks and evening walks

    Answer by shay1130 at 12:04 PM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • Ask your doctor and do NOT over do it. I like weight training (3 lb weights) and resistance bands. Several days a week, weather permitting, I walk. I lost 50 lbs with that simple plan along with changing what I eat.

    Answer by admckenzie at 12:14 PM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • Fitness TV, or even just one of the music stations and dance baby dance

    Answer by Maureen-MD at 12:15 PM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • Walk!

    Answer by BluDog at 12:16 PM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • walk, they make books that are instructions for yoga for big girls (the one I have is Mega Yoga) They are great because they modify the poses for larger women. Dance with your baby, use him/her as a counter weight when doing lunges, crunches, etc. mommy and me yoga is a lot of fun with little babies. walking will be your best bet, start off easy with ten to fifteen minutes and increase by five minutes each week until you're at a half an hour or an hour then increase your speed/distance. If you can get a pedometer shoot for at least 10,000 steps a day. Find trails in mountains or parks that you can walk. For more calorie burning abilities wear your baby instead of pushing a stroller, as long as you two don't get too hot. Belly dancing is a lot of fun! Your library should have a few videos for exercise and stretching and yoga. It's wonderful you're taking this step! If you want a motivation buddy just let me know!

    Answer by Cassarah at 12:24 PM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • Walking with your asthma medication in tow ...

    Answer by tasches at 12:37 PM on Aug. 16, 2010

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