6 Tips to Help Busy Moms Stay Fit

September 26th is National Women’s Health and Fitness Day and a great time to learn how you can keep yourself healthy. Being a mom is a full-time job that requires all of your time and attention, however, it is imperative that you learn how to stay fit so that you can be healthy for your children and ultimately teach them how to live a healthy life.

It can be hard juggling your many tasks as a mom, but staying fit should never be a task that is put on the backburner. Use the following tips to make staying fit easier to work into your busy lifestyle.

1. Walk It Out

While driving may be the quicker option in most situations, walking is the healthier option. If you’re running a quick errand try to walk or even bike there instead of driving. Not only can you feel great about getting exercise, but you are helping the environment at the same time as well.

2. Exercise with the Kids

Find ways to include your children your workouts. This is a great way to show your children that exercising is fun.

3. Sweep That Fat Away

Cleaning is something that you will always have to do and is often an excuse busy moms use to get out of exercising. However, you can turn your daily chores into a workout. Do your chores with more energy or turn on your favorite music and dance while you clean. Reenacting the Tom Cruise dance scene from Risky Business can actually help you be fit!

4. Canned Goods For Weight Lifting

No need to spend a ton of money buying weights, just use everyday household items. When you’re making cereal for your children do a few curls with that gallon of milk. A gallon is the perfect amount of weight to help tone your muscles.

5. Bring the Personal Trainer to You

You do not have to travel far to get the expert advice and push from a fitness instructor. Local libraries and video rental stores have tons of fitness videos that you can rent or buy for an extremely low cost, making it easy for you to work out in the comfort of your own home.

6. Get Fit in the Office

Workdays are full of opportunities to get active. Try taking the stairs instead of the elevator, stretching at your desk and go outdoors for lunch. Not only are you taking the proper steps to live a healthier lifestyle, but you are also giving yourself a much needed stress reliever while at work. Make those 8 hours count!

Lindsay Traiman

About Lindsay Traiman

Lindsay Traiman is a staff writer for NorthShore, an integrated health system with dedicated medical offices and hospitals in the Chicago area. The core mission of NorthShore University HealthSystem is to preserve and improve human life. Visit NorthShore today for personalized wellness services today. Facebook | Google+ | Twitter


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