Q: I had a C-section six weeks ago. Can I use an exercise ball to work out my abs now?
A: The ball is great for strengthening and toning the muscles of the back and abdomen. You can use it to support your legs while doing crunches or lie across it while doing leg lifts. It also helps with balance training, which is important as your body's center of gravity shifts back to normal after pregnancy. Just be sure to check with your doctor before beginning this or any exercise program. Here are four tips to help you recover from a C-section. Read more >>