by Erika Schmidt
Being a mother is no easy task – especially when there are little kids involved and a career. Most mothers would prefer to stay at home and work full-time being a mother than to continue with a career and leave their kids at home in the hands of a stranger or in this case, a babysitter or leaving them in child care centers. Sometimes a mother gets too focused on caring for her kids that they forget to care for themselves. As a mother, to be able to care for your kids more, it is advisable to stay healthy and fit. Although going to the gym might not be a good idea while you leave the kids at home; there are still ways where you can exercise with your kids.
Here are tips to guide every mother on how to stay healthy and fit:
- Set a realistic goal for yourself.
- A healthy and balanced diet to start plays an important role. As the cliché goes, “you are what you eat”, this is specifically true. You can serve your whole family healthy foods.
- Include your kids in your work-out plans. There are several ways where you can do your exercise moves without compromising quality time with your kids.
- Play with your kids – in fact, this is an exercise in itself. You sweat and get to enjoy some bonding moments with your children.
- You can work out at the park. You can bring your kids to play at the playground while you stay just at a near distance to watch over them and do some stationary movements.
- There are gyms for moms though, believe it or not. You can check in your local vicinity and sign up for a monthly or annual membership.
- If you do not have enough time to do your exercise during the day time with your kids, you can wake up a bit early to do some exercises on your own without having to worry and watch over your kids.
- Stick to your schedule. 15-30 minutes is enough time to get your daily exercise.
- You can do chair squats
- Before you get out of your bedroom, you can do some butterfly abs – this is when you lie on your back and place the soles of your feet together and relax the knees to the sides. Your hand should be behind your head and elbows out. This will help build your abs and lift your chest then you can then release back down. Repeat this for 10 times.
There are other exercises that you can do by yourself before the rest of your family gets up. Such exercises are modified push-ups, oblique crunches, standing hip extension, and step-ups (which you can do if you have stairs).
There are probably more simple exercises that you can do on your own or with your kids. Find time to take care of yourself because as a mother, you will need to be strong and healthy not just for yourself, but also for your kids.
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