Rock and Stroll

What's the best way to exercise as a new mom? With your baby, of course!


Pushing a stroller with the added weight of your baby (and all his gear) turns a simple walk into a fat-burning and endurance-building activity. It also gives you an opportunity to bond with your baby—and other new moms. The best part? No babysitter required.

• Make a walking date with a fellow mom in your neighborhood. By getting together with other parents, you can help to combat the new-mom feelings of loneliness, isolation and exhaustion.

• Or sign up for a stroller-based exercise class. Designed to bring new moms together and boost your workout, classes typically include a mix of walking and strength training using water bottles or even your baby as weight. To find a program close to home, visit:,, or

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