Keeping Fit as a Mom


As a mom, you will know how busy your life has become, it doesn't matter what age your children are; there are school runs, soccer practice and diaper changes. That isn't even mentioning your own job, housework and bills to pay. So, with such a busy life, it can be easy to overlook your fitness mainly because there just isn't enough time. Trust me, there are many small and large 'keep fit' activities you can do on your own and even with your children. Here are a few of the best tried and tested fitness trends for moms in 2013!




Keeping Fit On Your Own

As with any 'keep fit' plan, it will take planning to make sure that you have adequate time, but once it is in your diary it will be a lot easier to keep up with.

Jogging

Jogging encompasses speed walking and running, it really depends on your physical fitness level and remember if you are a new mom then take it slowly and build up your muscles. There are two nice things about taking a 20 - 30 minute jog every day; firstly you are in the fresh air which will give both your health and brain a boost of energy, and secondly it is a free activity. Perfect for moms on a budget, the only thing you will need is a good pair of trainers.

If you don’t want to start jogging alone, then why not join a jogging group - there are many online to be found or ask a friend to join you. This will make it socially fun, will help to keep you motivated and most importantly, it will keep you fit.

Yoga

Yoga is a brilliant form of stress release, as well as a fantastic way of building strength and fitness. The reason this form of exercise is so good for busy moms is that it can be completed from the comfort of your own living room. There are many tutorials on sites such as YouTube, that will help to teach you the best moves and guide you through a 30 – 60 minute session.

Again, much like jogging, you can choose if you want to make yoga an outlet for social activity. There are hundreds of gyms and clubs that offer yoga classes for a small fee and they are a great place to meet like-minded people = perfect.

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Keeping Fit With Your Family

There has been a lot of activity in the news of late, relating directly to tackling family obesity. One of the best suggestions is to exercise with your family, not just to help you keep fit but also to help you to bond.

Swimming

Swimming is in general, most children's favorite activity, so why not get the whole family in the pool on the weekend. Many swimming pools have set family swim sessions and are generally fairly cheap in price. Swimming uses every muscle in the body, so it is a fantastic form of gentle exercise and most of all it is fun.

There are safety aspects to consider with swimming. You will need to know whether your children need floaters and armbands etc, whilst making sure that you go to a pool with good reviews of children’s activities.

Hiking

Hiking is one of my personal favorite family activities, especially when it is incorporated with a camping trip or holiday. There are many great health benefits of hiking as a family. For starters it builds physical strength - you may be carrying heavy bags or even taking part in a very long hike. You will need strength and stamina to keep up. You will also be in the open air and surrounded by nature; it is exactly this that will keep your brain active, your children entertained and get you fit.

Plan your trip in advance, there are many sites on the internet that cater for family hiking and always let someone know where you are going – just for safeties sake. A great all round family activity.


 
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