7 Tips for Moms to Get Fit in Fall
Are you waiting for the new year to make your resolutions on fitness? DON’T! Get started now! Fall is an excellent time for moms to put the focus back on themselves. With school back in session, take advantage of that time and use it to take care of yourself.
1. Make it a walk in the park
If your kids aren’t school-aged yet, don’t use the excuse that you don’t have time. Load them in the stroller and head to the park. The cooler temperatures are perfect for that fresh air experience and you’ll get the exercise you need all while showing your little ones the changing leaves.
2. Act like one of your kids
Children seem to have a never-ending fountain of energy spewing from them. They’re always jumping, climbing, and running. Grab a jump rope or hula hoop and join the fun. Laugh at yourself as you do, for that also burns calories.
3. Choose an exercise class that speaks to you
Not everyone likes running or weightlifting. There are tons of exercise classes out there though and one of them may just fit your style. Bonus: plenty of places also offer childcare so you can attend your class while someone looks after your younger children.
4. Get everyone involved
From your husband and kids to your friends, set up a physical activity everyone can engage in. It not only gives you all time together but also keeps you healthy and active.
5. Wake up earlier
If it feels like there are not enough hours in the day to do everything you do AND workout, start waking up earlier. We make time for what’s important, and your health is one of the most important things of all. Don’t sleep on it.
6. Exercise while you watch TV
Instead of Netflix and chill, make it Netflix and workout. Dance to the music on your shows, run in place, use a stationary bike, or just keep moving in any way possible while you watch something. You’ll get your workout done and catch up on the latest seasons of your favorite shows.
7. Take care of your body
Having kids is rough on your body. Even after they get bigger, you may have pains in your joints from lifting them as toddlers. Your muscles may be sore from chasing them down the hall to get them into their pajamas. What are you doing for yourself?
You should be taking care of your health because your family needs you. Stop running yourself ragged and get physiotherapy to address those old wounds or massage therapy to help strains and recovery.
And if you have no time to find those services, just remember that In Your Home Therapy can come to you at your home at your convenience. Now you’ll always be able to take care of yourself!