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A Guide To Fitness & Health For Busy Moms

When youre busy balancing work, kids, and home life in general, you might feel that theres not enough time in the day for health and fitness. The word exercise just doesnt seem to fit into your vocabulary. But theres good news. With just a little daily commitment, you can achieve good health and fitness in no time without adding stress to your already busy schedule.

Start with Slow Exercise and Build Strength

Get started with slow, easy exercises that you can handle. Do about 20 to 30 minutes of exercise or activity each day or at least several times per week. Start with less strenuous activities and then work your way up to more strenuous exercises as you build muscle strength. This will improve your fitness and health without putting too much strain on your body, especially if youve been inactive for a while.

Some examples of low fitness activities you might try include walking, playing outdoor games with your kids (ball, tag, volleyball, badminton, flying a kite, etc.), walking the dog, mowing the lawn or gardening, housework, walking stairs, or riding a bike. When you want to have fun with your kids, opt for the park instead of the ice cream shop. Be mindful of physical activity in everything you do. This will help your kids get exercise as well without feeling pressured about it.

If you work outside the home, you can take walks during your breaks. Even a daily 15-minute walk can make a big difference!

Increasing Activity

As your body grows stronger, you might choose to add some aerobic exercise to your daily routine. Do this slowly and increase the intensity and time of your aerobic activity in short increments so you wont overdo it. Aerobic exercise helps you burn more calories and improve heart health.

Some examples of aerobic fitness activities include fast walking or jogging, cycling, dancing, swimming, skating, skateboarding, skiing, step aerobics, or racket sports. You can also enroll in an aerobics class if you feel youre ready to commit to it several times per week. Or, there are DVDs that teach you to do aerobic workouts at home.

Another way to increase fitness activity is to invest in exercise equipment such as a treadmill, fitness band, yoga mat, ab wheel, workout weights, row machine, or stationary bike. These allow you to workout in the comfort of your own home with the same results as outdoor fitness activities.

Pamper Your Muscles

Be sure to pamper your muscles a little before and after workouts. Do stretches before working out and then cool down afterwards to allow your muscles to relax. Also, take soothing baths after a workout or in the evening before bedtime to help your muscles and body to relax. This will make workouts more enjoyable and give you something to look forward to each day.

Supplement Your Diet for Better Fitness and Health

To enhance your fitness efforts, supplement your diet with nutritious items such as protein and amino acids or other vitamins and minerals. There are nutritional shakes, protein shakes, vitamin supplement pills, nutrition bars, and other items to enhance your diet as you increase your fitness activity. These will also enhance your overall health. Look for vitamins that are specifically designed for women.

As a busy mom, dont neglect one of the most important tasks of all taking care of your own health. With good health and fitness, youll be able to keep up with your kids and share activities with them like never before!