When you are a parent, it is hard to make time for yourself or put yourself as a priority. It can be tough to make time in your busy schedule to even take a shower. A lot of the times you rely on more of the easier foods and end up eating what your children don’t finish. When life feels overwhelming sometimes, it is important to remind yourself that keeping yourself healthy is actually a good priority to have, because if you are healthy then you can continue to have fun and keep up with the demands of your children.
What if we knew at least five things that you could do (almost) every day to put your health as a priority. Yeah, even the busiest moms can do these five things.
Take Your Vitamins
You need to take care of your insides so that your body can manage the physical challenges your children put forth every day. It is easier said than done to try and get in all of your vitamins and minerals through food. Heck, it is even a challenge for people who aren’t chasing after children to accomplish this task. Make your life easier by ingesting your vitamins and minerals. There are a lot of different supplements out there that make it easy to just pop them in your mouth with a glass of water or with your morning coffee. We have even made take your vitamins and minerals simple with our SUPER POWDER. All you have to do is open the packet, pour it into your water, and drink up. After you are done drinking your SUPER POWDER water you have given your body 1,000 mg of Vitamin C, and 100% daily value or more of Vitamin D, B3, B6, B12, folate, zinc, selenium, copper, and chromium. Not to mention it is a blend of vitamins, electrolytes, antioxidants, nootropics, natural caffeine and other daily essentials supports a lifted mood and increased focus while only stacking up at 5 calories. That sounds pretty easy and pretty good for your body. Hard to say you don’t have time for that one now, isn’t it?
Sneak in Mini Workouts
The best advice we hear for busy moms is the idea of sneaking in mini workouts here and there when they can. This will probably mean that you aren’t breaking a sweat consistently for 60 minutes every day, but each minute you can sneak it indefinitely counts. You may have a 15-30 pound kid, so put it to good use aka use your kid as a weight for exercises. You can turn this into a way to entertain the kid while getting in a little working. Try things like holding them out in front of you while you perform squats, have them on the ground while you do push-ups by giving them a little kiss every time you lower your chest to the ground, hold on to them while you do some walking lunges, or run with them in the stroller. There are so many ways to use your kids to get in a little workout while entertaining them or at the very least tiring them out too so that they will take a nap. Plus, mini workouts actually may be better for you in the long run according to Health Guidance.
Eat Real Meals
Try not to graze on food all day or off your children’s plate. People tend to make healthier decisions when they eat more well-balanced over the course of the day. This means actually sitting down for three meals a day instead of snacking while on the go all the time. Plan to sit down and eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner while keeping healthy snacks around.
Keep Healthy Snacks Around
Yes, keep healthy snacks around. If you have healthy snacks around, then you have no choice but to make better decisions on what to snack on. Plus, it is probably more likely that you will snack more than actually sit down and eat those three meals that you have this goal. Now you at least know you will be snacking healthy if you plan to have healthy snacks around. Our grass-fed whey protein, EBOOST PRIME is great to have as a snack (or meal). It mixes easily with water or milk and makes for a great healthy snack for someone that doesn’t have a lot of time to prepare their snack. Also, our SPRUCE is an easy and nutritious way to get more vegetables into your diet. This one too is as easy as mixing with water while delivering your body 1.5 servings of vegetables for the day.
All in all, keep hydrated. Your body can’t do anything listed above without proper hydration. Your body literally needs lots of water and lots of water every day to keep you feeling good and your body working as best as it can. The best way we like to keep up our water intake is to keep a water bottle around filled with water. That way you know how much you have consumed and how much you still need to consume for the day. Plus the water tastes even better and more exciting when you mix in your SUPER POWDER packet.
Moms, what additional tips help you keep your health a priority every day?
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