Fitness Trainers Answer If Babywearing Is Safe For Workouts
- IWB Post
- December 5, 2017
Whenever I saw tea pluckers working with toddlers strapped behind their backs, I wondered if it’s safe to be working like this, both for the parent and the kid.
Not yet out of that wondering thought and here I see celebrity parents working out with their babies at their backs. At first, I was so inspired looking at the dedication and later a little worried about the baby. Scrolling down the comments, I realized I am not the only one.
When famous celebrity fitness trainer and Massy Arias uploaded a video of working out with her baby strapped behind, she received mixed responses on social media. While few applauded, others questioned her parenting style. (not required, no?)
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Facebook owner Mark Zuckerberg had also uploaded a video of him working out with his baby Max strapped behind his back. Similarly, it raised doubts of many parents.
Certified fitness trainer Tabitha Thomas says that if babywearing and working out is done correctly, it can serve as a health benefit. “Working out with external resistance has always been encouraged. Incorporating the use of weights or resistance bands, for instance, is known to help increase endurance, strength, and overall cardiovascular health. Babywearing and working out with your baby can have significant health benefits if done correctly. Safety is paramount, but as long as caregivers are adhering to safety regulations as suggested by fitness experts, such workouts will come with an added benefit of bonding with your child and also having a happier, more confident and smarter baby,” says Tabitha.
Mark Zuckerberg posted a video to his Timeline.
While many busy parents find it easy to workout with their baby in tow, they need to ensure that the child is safe at all times. In both these cases, the toddlers were strapped in a baby carrier which is considered a safe option for non-aerobic workouts. For exercises that involve running or jogging, a carrier is definitely not recommended.
Another fitness trainer Yaman Banerjee, an architect, and a certified babywearing educator says, “We encourage moms on our fitness group to go on babywearing walks in age-appropriate, ergonomic carriers, before they can start rigorous workouts. In today’s day and time, with hectic routines and erratic lifestyles, this is something we owe to our children: a healthy parent and a lifestyle they don’t have to undo later. Hold them close, keep them secure, and never let anything hold you back from being the awesome parent that you are.”