As a female cyclist, you might love cycling at all times. However, you just delivered a baby. You might be itching to get back to cycling to shed some weight after childbirth. The fact is that your pregnancy and the birth have put your body through a great ordeal. So you might not need to push your body too hard.
Then as you get to ride again your body begins to respond well to the exercise and you start losing some weight. This makes cycling a great post-birth activity that comes with great benefits and results as well.
Some new moms suffer some form of postpartum depression in the months after delivery. You are probably at home with your new baby. You are wondering when babies stop crying, when babies take a nap, and when babies can drink water. You start to worry a lot. Cycling can help lift your mood.
Cycling around the neighborhood is one way of getting some time for yourself and your thoughts. Family and friends can help you watch the baby while you go for a ride. Certainly not for long but even a 20-minute ride will be helpful to your mental health. This is apart from the weight you are going to shed.
You can also join a bike club in your area. You might get some professional help from members once they realize that you are a new mom. Who wouldn’t love to help a new mom get back in shape after childbirth? Joining a bike club will allow you to be among adults for a while before you go back to your baby.