Busy moms don’t have much time for working out. The day is over before you have time to do half of the things you need to do. For this reason, many moms put their own health on the back burner while they take care of everyone else. If this sounds like you, it’s time you stop. You need to start putting your own health and fitness as a priority.
Before you can properly care for your family, you need to take care of yourself. That doesn’t mean you have to visit the gym an hour a day, three or four days a week but you do need to fit a workout into your busy schedule.
Here are three workouts for busy moms that can help:
- Do resistance exercises. These exercises help to increase strength, endurance and muscle mass while toning your body. Using weights and/or bands will intensify your workout and make what you do more effective.
- Do squats. Squats are something you can do anytime throughout your day to help strengthen your abdominal muscles, glutes and quadriceps. Work them in while cleaning or playing with the kids.
- Chair dips. All you need is a sturdy chair and a few minutes to do this exercise. Sit on the edge of the chair with your hands beside your hips. Slide off the edge while bending your elbows to a ninety degree angle. Keep your back near the chair while lowering your body down and pushing it back up into the chair. Do 10 reps at a time.
Finding little ways to work exercising into your day will help you stay fit. Any exercise that targets specific areas of the body, such as the three workouts above can make a difference in helping busy moms stay fit.