Exercise for Busy Moms

Whether you’re a mom who has just taken on a second job, or classes at the local community college, you can still find ways to exercise. As we all know, exercise, along with proper diet and plenty of rest, are keys to staying healthy and maintaining the energy you need to keep up with your busy lifestyle.

Let’s take a look at a few exercises moms can do to stay healthy.

The best part is, exercise doesn’t have to be boring, especially if you involve the family. Setting a good example for your children now can help instill healthy habits in them that can last a lifetime.

Aerobics.

There are a lot of ways to stay fit, but the best way is to do aerobics. It will help you feel good and look good. Aerobics are fun to do, inexpensive, and you can do them with your family.

Aerobics help send more blood and oxygen to the muscles of the body. This is why you feel good during and after a workout. But you should always warm up before you work out, and cool down after. Running in place for a few minutes is a good way to warm up and cool down. This is an important way to take care of your body when you’re exercising, whether you’re a beginner or an old pro.

Aerobics don’t require a lot of equipment or space, and anything that gets you moving—your heart beating and your lungs pumping—is aerobics. So choose your favorite way to move around. It may be dancing, it may be walking, hiking, climbing, swimming. There is no excuse. Make it fun.

You will feel better, your appetite will decrease, and you’ll soon see the extra pounds melting from your body–If you stay with it. Once you start a good habit of aerobics exercise, it’s hard to stop, because your body and brain feel the benefits. It can be addictive to some. But in a good way. Everything in moderation of course.

Aerobics are typically thought of to be of lighter exertion, but longer lasting than most workouts. They aren’t meant to be strenuous and intense. They are meant to carry oxygen throughout your body through physical activity.

You don’t have to be outside to do aerobics. If you have to stay indoors, use a treadmill, an exercise bike, or a stair steps. If you’re aim is to build bulky muscle, aerobics aren’t for you.

Do this 2 or 3 days a week and you will begin to feel a difference in your body. Your muscles will start to tone, you’ll have more energy, your concentration will be better, you’ll sleep better at night and be less stressed throughout the day.

If you simply hate to exercise alone, aerobics are a good way to get the family doing something together. The buddy system is often the most successful way to lose weight, because you can support one another.

If you do plan to start an aerobics program, either in your home our outside of it, check with you doctor or another medical professional to make sure you’re a good candidate for such physical activity.

 CYCLING

Cycling is another fun way for moms to exercise. When you involve the family and go for rides together, it hardly seems like a workout, and that’s what staying fit is all about. No one said exercising had to be boring or strenuous.

There are a few things you need to think about before cycling.

First of all, your bike. What kind of condition is it in? Do you need a new one? Do you have a nice one but it may be in need of repair?

You may be thinking that if you have a small child, biking is off limits to you, but there are child seats that you can affix to your bike just behind the seat that will have you and your young one on the road, together, in no time. The best bike child seat for you can be determined by visiting bicycle accessory sites and review sites. Don’t just buy the first one you see. Compare features, especially where the safety of you and your child is concerned.

Besides exercise, biking is actually a good form of transportation. If you attend classes on a nearby campus, sometimes it can be quicker to put your child on the back of your bike in his child seat and bike your way through campus. Fighting vehicle traffic and maneuvering through crowds of students can be a problem on campus, but your bike can help save time that could be better spent with your family.