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Most people know how important it is to engage in regular physical exercise as recommended by the WHO. Unfortunately, as a busy mom chances are you often feel like you simply don’t have the time or energy to participate in scheduled workouts. Whether you are a stay-at-home mom or have a full-time job, chances are you have very little time for yourself in between seeing to everything else you have on your plate. Thankfully, all hope is not lost as there are a number of ways you can make it easier to incorporate regular exercise into your busy routine. From getting active as early as possible to finding a workout that works for you, let’s take a closer look at how you can establish a workout routine for yourself.
Get active early in the day
Although working out first thing in the morning may be the last thing you feel like doing, it may turn out to be the best possible way to start your day. There are countless benefits to working out early in the morning. Your body may be naturally better primed to exercise early in the day, in which case you will find yourself feeling increasingly energized throughout the day. Early-morning exercise can also boost your mood and make it easier to concentrate on your daily tasks. Other common benefits that can be derived from working out early in the day include a stabilized blood pressure, better-controlled blood glucose levels, and improved sleep. There is also, of course, the added benefit of getting your exercise out of the way while you still have the energy left to deal with it.
Establish a good hair care routine
Although engaging in regular exercise can be great for your body and mind, it can leave your hair looking and feeling worse for wear. Thankfully, it is easy to establish a hair care routine for yourself that will help ensure that your hair always looks and feels its best. If your hair is long, tie it up in a high pony or twisted knot when working out. Also, invest in a quality absorbent sweatband that will soak up the moisture on your neck and forehead so that your hair does not have to. You can also provide extra protection to your hair by applying dry shampoo to it before your workout. This will prevent your hair from getting wet with sweat and remaining limp and flat for the rest of the day.
Find something that works for you
There are so many different types of workouts to choose from that it is only natural to feel completely overwhelmed by all your choices. At the end of the day, it is important to remember that any form of exercise is better than none and that you have a better chance of sticking to a routine if you are doing something you enjoy. While some moms may prefer the support received in a formal yoga or aerobics class, others prefer solitary workouts that involve swimming, running, walking, or cycling. You can experiment with a range of exercises until you find something that works for you.
Exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Even as a busy mom it is essential that you make the effort to engage in a decent amount of physical activity every day.
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About Jane Sandwood
Jane has been a freelance writer and editor for over 10 years. She has written for both digital and print across a wide variety of fields. Her main interest is exploring how people can improve their health and well-being in their everyday life. And when she isn’t writing, Jane can often be found with her nose in a good book, at the gym or just spending quality time with her family.