Staying in shape while taking care of a family can seem like an impossible task. With so many responsibilities, how could you possibly have time to take care of yourself. Here are 5 little tips and tricks I’ve found that can help you stay in shape even if you have no time to yourself:
- Play along!
Kids love to play, and making sure they get exercise is important to healthy growth. If they want to go outside and play sports, go with them! Kick a ball around, get on the playground with them, or shoot some baskets to get some cardio in!
- Go for walks
If your kids are big enough, take them for walks. If they’re still young you can pull them in a wagon or push them in a stroller. If you have some free time, this is a great way to get your kid outside and get some time to work on yourself.
- Do your errands on foot or by bike
Instead of driving to the grocery store or bank, walk or ride your bike. This is a great way to kill two birds with one stone!
- Do yoga, pilates, or other exercises during commercial breaks
If you and the family are watching TV, every time a commercial comes on, squeeze in a few minutes of exercise!
- Do your chores vigourously!
Sweeping, mopping, vacuuming and other daily/weekly tasks can actually burn mega calories if you get into it! Blast some music and turn your daily routine into an exercise routine!