(Fort Washington, PA, Wednesday, August 22, 2018) - Parenthood is a demanding and busy job, particularly during back-to-school season. With lunches to pack, homework to check, projects to oversee and activities to drive the kids to and from, itâ€™s no wonder many parents find it challenging to squeeze in time for self-care.
But, if you want to keep up with your kids, itâ€™s important to carve out time for healthy eating and exercise. Here are some ways to make more time for your own health:
- Be an Early Riser: Get moving at least an hour before the kids start stirring. Work in your morning fitness routine, meditate to mentally prepare for the day, do yoga and prepare a healthy breakfast.
- Schedule It: Schedule exercise the same you would a trip to the doctorâ€™s office or hair salon. If itâ€™s on a daily task list or calendar, youâ€™re more likely to follow through.
- Get Prepped: Nothing makes mornings more chaotic than having to pack lunches. And packing in a pinch can leave you susceptible to making hasty choices. Take 10 minutes in the evening to prepare the next dayâ€™s lunches; you will thank yourself in the morning.
- Walk on your Lunch Break: If you find yourself really strapped for workout time, try taking a 30-minute walk before eating your lunch.
- Get the Kids Moving: Round up the family and take a long, after-dinner stroll. Share stories and highlights from the day.
While it sounds counter-intuitive or even impossible to put yourself first when youâ€™re a parent, prioritizing your health and fitness is essential to keeping up with parental demands. This back-to-school season, stay focused on the fact that you still need time for you.
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