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Bangs Garcia shows off post-partum body following birth of 2nd child

Actress Bangs Garcia has stunned her fans and followers with a photo of her post-partum body two months after giving birth to her second child.

Garcia, who admitted that she was a fitness freak, said that working out during pregnancy does wonders for the mother and her future baby—noting that having strong arms, back, hips, and legs allow women to carry the baby around with ease.

“Moreover, it will help boost fertility, lower weight gains, decrease the risk of developing gestational diabetes & high blood pressure during pregnancy, and all the potential complications associated w/these diseases,” she said.

The actress added that moderate exercises during pregnancy could help boosts the baby’s brain development and heart health, recommending walking, gardening, or doing housework that can help get the heart pumping most days of the week.

She, however, added that she is not sure if she can do exercises—apart from household chores and a little walking—for the next months as she will still have to recover from her C-section.

“‘Self-discipline & balance’ is the key, but I honestly don’t know if I could do exercises this time after I recover from my C-section in a few months apart from doing household chores & walking in parks since I am a hands-on Mum!

“But I’m so glad that I’ve worked out before & during my pregnancies ‘coz my muscles stayed intact. As soon as I delivered, my muscle memory took over & my body remembered how it used to look like,” she said.

Garcia added that it takes a while to get the body back to pre-pregnancy shape, and that mothers should not overdo exercise and diet, and continue breastfeeding and eating healthy meals.

“Cheers to all mothers out there! Enjoy every moment of motherhood and just keep a positive attitude, for it will lead you to positive outcomes!” she said.

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Working out on your path to pregnancy & during pregnancy does wonders for you & your future baby!😃 I was a fitness freak in 2014-2016 when I was still in the PH, and it actually payed off now that I am a mother (of two)! My 1st pregnancy took place in March 2017 & I’ve migrated here in the UK 2 mos. before I gave birth. Since then I haven’t been to the gym but it didn’t stop me from working out a few months after I gave birth whenever time permitted me at home. It's a great idea to get a fitness routine in place before you get pregnant, so you'll have time to strengthen your arms, back, hips & legs so you can carry your baby around with ease. Moreover, it will help boost fertility, lower weight gains, decrease the risk of developing gestational diabetes & high blood pressure during pregnancy, and all the potential complications associated w/these diseases. It’s also not bad to exercise moderately during pregnancy because it’ll help boost your baby's brain development & heart health. You don’t necessarily need to go to the gym, you only need to stay active throughout your pregnancy even if it’s just walking in the woods, gardening or housework, anything that gets your heart pumping most days of the week. I admit, motivation could be really tough to come by, even tougher to execute exercises at home with a toddler & toughest now that I have a new baby!😅 ‘Self-discipline & balance’ is the key, but I honestly don’t know if I could do exercises this time after I recover from my C-section in a few months apart from doing household chores & walking in parks since I am a hands-on Mum!😂 But I’m so glad that I’ve worked out before & during my pregnancies ‘coz my muscles stayed intact. As soon as I delivered, my muscle memory took over & my body remembered how it used to look like. Our bodies change over time though, it takes a while to get close to our prepregnancy shape & size whether we’ve worked out or not. Breastfeeding will also help you lose the baby weight as long as you’re eating a healthy diet & not overdoing it. Cheers to all mothers out there! Enjoy every moment of motherhood and just keep a positive attitude for it will lead you to positive outcomes!

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SEE ALSO: 4 kilos heavier, but way happier: Solenn shares body positivity post-pregnancy

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