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Recovery Top Tips for Mums

 

Own the day

 

During post natal recovery period….

 

*Practice Conscious Breathing 3-5 times per day.  Shallow breathing and chronic stress promotes inflammation and lowers the immune system.  Pausing to slow down your breathing – even a few times a day – will make a difference to your emotional and physical health.

 

*Hydration.  We’re often dehydrated and this can strip us of energy and contribute to stiffness and brain fog. Upon awakening, and before coffee – prepare distilled water with lemon and a pinch of sea salt – to help restore PH balance and mineral levels.

 

*Movement.   Early morning ‘slide and glide’ release the body’s tightness and clears both physical toxins and the mind.  Try a 3 minute body scan. Followed by 5 minutes of ‘slide and glide’ (cat and shell stretches, thread the needle etc.) And then a 7 minute ‘Power Up’ (tricep dips, squats etc)  Builds strength and lifts mood.

 

* Protein. Use breakfast to stabilize your energy for the day.  Where possible include your favorite mood boosting foods – tofu, eggs, salmon -with your first meal of the day.

 

*10 minutes of light and fresh air.  A walk in the park or around the garden.  Either alone or with your baby. An opportunity to practice a positive affirmation, or simply boost mood and reconnect with the world.

 

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