Mums multi-task their way to fitness
I have been spending a fair bit of time on the internet lately (I call it research) and a common theme mums all over the world are blogging about is “how can new mums find the time to exercise”?
Most of us know that exercise has many proven benefits for mothers. A few of these include regaining pelvic floor muscle function, enhancing strength and flexibility, losing baby weight and even reducing the risk of postpartum depression. But between taking care of your baby, supermarket shopping, cooking and cleaning, all while sleep deprived, most mums say they can barely manage the occasional walk, let alone a fitness regime.
Or can they?
With winter over, and an internal desire to feel great for the warmer months, let me help you lose the excuses, get motivated and get moving!
By this I don’t mean you need to commit to long sessions in the gym or even long exercise sessions at all. What I am proposing is achievable for EVERYONE! We have all heard of snacking when it comes to eating, let’s transfer this concept to exercise!
Most mums don’t have a spare hour or even half hour to do an exercise program, so instead break your exercise program down into multiple sessions of 5-15 minutes, with a goal to accumulate 30 minutes a day.
Of course, with the arrival of Spring there may be days you get out for a half hour walk, but for those days you just can’t find the time, why not give “exercise snacking” a real go?
It’s proven how good mums are at multi-tasking, well here are five exercises you can do without putting any extra time aside:
1.When you find yourself pacing the corridor trying to settle your baby use your time effectively by doing walking lunges or even squats
2. When you’re sitting on the floor with your baby and not sure what to do with him or her, try some push up kisses
4. Do calf raises while washing the dishes
5. Hold your tummy muscles in while at red lights (make sure you don’t hold your breath at the same time)
It doesn’t get much easier or time efficient than this! These are all easy exercises to apply to your daily routine
Need more convincing, visit my babyweights Facebook page regularly throughout September and follow my tips to boost your health and work it out in Spring!
START YOUR EXERCISE SNACKING TODAY!
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