How Working Moms Can Be Stronger and Healthier

Finding time to do anything for yourself often seems impossible when you’re a working mother. You have to dedicate huge chunks of your time to both work and family, so it can feel like there’s nothing left for yourself. But staying healthy is something that you not only can fit into your schedule, but should. Some evidence actually suggests that working moms may be healthier than stay-at-home moms. With good structure to your day, it could actually be easier than you think to make time for getting fit and healthy. Try these tips if you want to be stronger and healthier.

Involve Your Kids in Exercise

It doesn’t work for everyone, but one of the best ways to be a healthier, fitter parent is to involve your kids in exercise. Not only does it make it a bit easier to fit exercise into your schedule, but it can set a great example for your little ones too. They see the importance of keeping fit, and they can even have fun joining in. You can consider everything from mommy and me exercise classes to family activities like going for a walk or bike ride together. However, some moms do prefer to get that time for themselves.

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Add Weights to Your Workouts

It’s often difficult not to look at lifting weights as something men do. Many women prefer to spend their time in the gym doing cardio or perhaps attending a class. But weights are a fantastic addition to your workout routine. As well as helping you get stronger, they can be good for cardio, weight management, and more. Some people choose to explore SARMS research materials and their potential benefits to give their muscle building even more of a boost too. You might be surprised by the strength you already have, especially after you’ve spent time carrying your kids around.

Move in Whatever Way Works for You

Everyone is different, with different amounts of time and energy. We all enjoy varying things too, so what one woman likes another might view as akin to torture. The most important thing to do is move in a way that works for you. Find something that you can do consistently and that you can fit into your schedule. If it’s something you don’t like or struggle to make time for, it’s unlikely you’ll be able to keep it up. Maybe your form of exercise is taking the stairs instead of the elevator.

Don’t Aim for Perfection

One of the biggest mistakes you could make is aiming for perfection. If you want to do everything perfectly, you’re probably going to give up pretty quickly. That includes trying to start lots of new things at once or setting unrealistic goals. It’s always best to start small and avoid holding yourself to impossible standards. Of course, it’s good to set goals and strive for more, but don’t beat yourself up if you can’t be Superwoman.

Being a working mom shouldn’t stop you from being healthy. You can be stronger and healthier if you’re committed.

Anne

I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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