We live in a fast-paced society with to-do lists 30 items deep. It’s hard for moms to squeeze exercise into a long to-do list, but, I promise you will be more productive if you do! All that extra blood pumping helps your body perform better overall—whether that be at work or as a stay-at-home mom. Learn how healthy moms squeeze exercise into their busy day.
10 Ways Moms Squeeze Exercise into Their Busy Schedule
- A quick cardio workout during your lunch break: Research proves that cardio not only creates an instant mood boost but it also makes you smarter, relieves tension and decreases depression.
- Make the kids be a part of your exercise routine: Go outside for a walk or jog with the kids in the stroller, or do a BeFit Workout in front of the TV; the kids will have fun exercising with you.
- 20 minute HIIT workout: High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) sounds hard right? It’s tough, but it really is made for everybody. Interval Training is all based on how hard your work. So you choose the intensity. Work hard for 40 seconds, then rest for 20 seconds.
- 10 minute Tabata Routine: You can squeeze in 10 minutes, I know you can! Tabata, a style of HIIT, is a short, intense workout that burns mega calories. In 10 minutes or less, you can get a complete Total Body Workout.
- Rise and Shine Workout: I know, I know, the alarm goes off and you think of every excuse to hit snooze. But exercise increases endorphins, which increase productivity. What a great way to start your day!
- Take your workout to wherever is most convenient: A workout counts whether it’s in the gym, at home or outside! Grab your mobile device and do a BeFit workout. Take it with you on your lunch break or out on the driveway while the kids are playing on the swing set.
- Turn your backyard into an obstacle course: As a working mom of three, this is one of my favorites. We use cones, jump ropes and a swing-set to create loads of fun for the whole family!
- A date with your Mom: Spend some quality time with your mama! Set a date to meet for a workout class or a walk in the park. It’s important to set aside time to focus on yourself and this is a great way to get that exercise in while getting quality time with one of your biggest fans.
- Remember the 5-Minute Rule: Sometimes it just comes down to motivation and finding the energy. A good rule of thumb is to tell yourself, “5 minutes,” and usually after 5 minutes your energy will be lifted and you will be ready for more!
- Follow your exercise preference: You are more likely to do exercise that you like. So, just do what you love!