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A Guide to Keep New-Mommies Mentally, Physically Fit

Neha Gupta Mittal
1 to 3 years

Created by Neha Gupta Mittal
Updated on Apr 22, 2019

A Guide to Keep New Mommies Mentally Physically Fit
Reviewed by Expert panel

“What cartoon are you watching?”; “Oh!! He will hurt his head”; “Please sit properly, pull your dress down”; “He is up, Oh God!! I thought he will sleep for an hour at least”; “Please color inside the outline and in one direction”; “You have peed already, I was just coming”. Wondering what are these? These are common mommy lines perhaps by the Mommies who meticulously work on imparting the right values and habits in their children. These are mommies who leave no stone unturned to ensure that their child evolves and not merely grows in height-weight. [Read - Importance Of Calcium-rich Diet for New Mothers]

And this brings us to the next thought! Don’t you think that the physical and mental wellbeing of these mommies is as precious as their child’s? Only if the feel-good factor exists for her will she is able to do it right most of the times. This article suggests a set of easy-to-manage in-house activities that will enable a mother in striking the right balance between self-care, child care, and other activities.

How to Keep New-Mommies Mentally, Physically Fit After Pregnancy 

Tips to Maintain Physical Well-being

Here I want to highlight the physical attractiveness and also physical fitness. Yes, it is possible !!!

  • A 20-minute quick brisk walk in the morning or evening
  • A 10-minute stretch routine to loosen the body
  • Getting your routine beauty treatments done every 45-50 days
  • Moisturizing the face and neck before sleeping at night
  • Of course, eating greens, and fruits and consuming liquids and lots of water
  • Take power naps or else simple shut your eyes as and when you get a gap

Tips to Maintain Mental Well-being

This is very important so that a mommy can get creative in managing the mundane routine. This helps in living the same day, but with a different mix of activities for both the mommy and children.

  • 10-minute meditation twice a day
  • Regular prayers in the temple or while working
  • Playing good music while you are with the child
  • Deep breathing while you do your work
  • Talking less so that energy is conserved for better
  • Learning to let go (Not feeding, Using a diaper, That extra cartoon watching – Sometimes is just OK)

Tips to Maintain Emotional Well-being

Here, I want to address the vulnerability of mommies as they wear and tear while giving birth and raising the children. Imagine the pain and anxiety that mothers face to get a new life into this world.

  • The above two i.e. physical and mental wellbeing help a lot
  • Be thankful for whatever help you are getting
  • Build a wall in your head and let no negativity enter
  • Keep abreast of the external events and also the latest technology.

Tips for Intellectual Wellbeing

These are very crucial to raise the child right. A well-read mommy is a blessing to the children. Looks difficult to fit, but aren’t their days when you work without domestic help or you don’t get transport and you have to walk from the market to home. When we carry the strength to go the extra mile for our house, why not for our self?

  • Read newspapers and magazines at least for 15 minutes every day
  • Keep a book by your bedside and read at least 2-3 pages every day
  • While in the park or school talk sense and try to learn from people you meet rather than meaningless gossiping
  • Refer to the internet time and again to know something about which you are not aware
  • Watch infotainment shows like travel shows and science channels to gather something interesting in an otherwise predictable day. You can add on to these as per your set day and lifestyle.

Once you make up your mind they are easily possible because a mommy is a born manager...

This content has been checked & validated by Doctors and Experts of the parentune Expert panel. Our panel consists of Neonatologist, Gynecologist, Peadiatrician, Nutritionist, Child Counselor, Education & Learning Expert, Physiotherapist, Learning disability Expert and Developmental Pead.

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| Feb 08, 2016

U r right . l will definitely do

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| Feb 08, 2016

Amazing workable tips! Thanks Admin! I'm sure these tips will be useful in making mothering enjoyable as well as stressfree.

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| Feb 08, 2016

Very informative ..boosts up all mommies

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| Feb 09, 2016

Very informative article..

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| Feb 09, 2016

Very informative.... n refreshing article ...thank you

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| Feb 10, 2016

Very nice.. and very informative... Thank u

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| Feb 10, 2016

this is an article wat m looking for... very informative... loads of thanks to u... :)

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| Feb 11, 2016

hi.. very informative,, but is it possible o follow the same, when the baby is just 2 months old

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| Feb 11, 2016

Hey Neha really nice and helpful.. Hello sangeeta N yes it's possible to follow even more so when baby is younger. The key here is again not to be very hard and very strictly following time table. Be easy on yourself and learn to let go. It helps. Most of the tips are tasks easily accomplished.

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| Feb 11, 2016

Thank u

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| Feb 11, 2016

Thankyou all for appreciating my article. Sangeeta, the activities are an exhaustive list.... You can pick and choose a few that suit you to start with.... Once you feel confident you can include more.... You will feel better and empowered with each passing day.....

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| Feb 17, 2016

Thankyou Neha. very nice n helpful article.

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| Feb 18, 2016

Very nicely articulated...

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| Mar 08, 2016

Very well said.... I'm so hooked up wid my baby's schedule that I dont give time to myself and now a day has come where I'm getting frustrated for every small thing..... I literally feel that I need mental n physical exercise

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| Mar 11, 2016

Thanks for such an informative blog!

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| Mar 12, 2016

Really a superb N fantastic information by putting each n every approach. ...

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| Mar 20, 2016

Very useful i must say

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| Mar 31, 2016

Very useful information. nowadays after pregnancy mothers did not take care for their health.. Not fit also.. so so keep fit

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| Apr 19, 2016

thanks a lot for such a helpful tpps. i hv sm qstns. Its inly 4 months ovr. and I am too fatty .is it a right tm to start stretchings??/

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| May 02, 2016

Very nice blog.... its inspiring & gives idea to do anything good

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| May 18, 2016

Very useful

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| May 19, 2016

being a mother of a super active kid, it's not an easy job to find out little time for myself but I will try my best. thanks a lot to share this article.

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| May 28, 2016

Nice blog.... Really very inspiring for me... Thanx for sharing such a useful tips...

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| Jun 09, 2016

Thank u for the inspiration...

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| Jun 09, 2016

Thank u for the inspiration...

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| Jun 10, 2016

nice information..

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| Jun 11, 2016

Very informative. .

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| Jul 14, 2016

Fantastic article every word is worth reading.

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| Jul 14, 2016

It's simply superb.. really worth a read!

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| Jul 16, 2016

this was really super. I will be trying this

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| Jul 16, 2016

v v v encouraging info.. !! impressed.. n thankz.. ! :)

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| Jul 18, 2016

indeed True advise... which needs to be followed regularly

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| Aug 04, 2016

felt good after reading !!

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| Aug 11, 2016

oh wow... nice to read

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| Aug 11, 2016

nice article.. very nicely put on

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| Aug 19, 2016

very nice, all points covered very realistic n sensable

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| Aug 27, 2016

feel energetic again after reading this...... so i am going to chant......... now.....

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| Aug 28, 2016

very nice article.. we may know these key points and sometimes even we suggest the same to others but find it difficult to follow ourselves. thanks for reminding me again..

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| Aug 30, 2016

Very nice to read and imbibe. Thank you for this wonderful article

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| Aug 30, 2016

it's feels like engertic

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| Aug 30, 2016

wonderful n helpful article

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| Aug 30, 2016

motivating artcle

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| Aug 30, 2016

really superb

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| Aug 30, 2016

Superb article

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| Aug 30, 2016

Such a wonderful message. Thank you so much.

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| Aug 30, 2016

very nice!!!

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| Aug 31, 2016

nice

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| Sep 02, 2016

Thank you all... Planning another blog on mother fitness....

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| Sep 15, 2016

Excellent. Definitely helpful

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| Sep 16, 2016

very interesting and useful

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| Sep 22, 2016

excellent tips

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| Oct 03, 2016

informative

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| Oct 03, 2016

very useful

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| Oct 03, 2016

quite inspiring...

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| Oct 03, 2016

Indeed very helpful..

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| Oct 03, 2016

informtive

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| Oct 03, 2016

vry informative ....

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| Oct 04, 2016

very informative. thnks

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| Oct 04, 2016

inspiring. .

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| Oct 07, 2016

Very well said...

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| Oct 07, 2016

very well said... thankyou

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| Oct 09, 2016

helpful information.. thnk u..

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| Oct 09, 2016

Thank u very much for ur helpful info

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| Oct 09, 2016

Nice info

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| Oct 10, 2016

Wow very useful and friendly info thanks a lot...

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| Oct 10, 2016

very helpful article

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| Oct 11, 2016

nice information

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| Oct 12, 2016

nice information

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| Oct 12, 2016

its worth a lot

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| Oct 12, 2016

I never knew that such a simple write up will be valued so much by my readers... your appreciation is so encouraging

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| Oct 20, 2016

good information....

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| Oct 25, 2016

thank you for the article its very useful

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| Oct 25, 2016

Very well said .... truely inspiring

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| Oct 31, 2016

really nice post. it helps me lot

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| Nov 02, 2016

very informative article

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| Nov 17, 2016

valuable post.. helps me a lot...

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