When you’re a busy mom of young kids it can be difficult to have a few minutes alone in the bathroom, let alone going to the gym two or three times a week. Keeping yourself healthy however, is important as there’s no doubt that exercising has many benefits including relieving stress, boosting energy levels and helping you stay in shape, but that doesn’t make it any easier to find time to work it into your day so I have some Easy Workouts for Busy Moms.
My solution? When it is tough to squeeze in a gym workout, or even a 30 minute workout at home, I love to do short 10-minute workouts whenever and wherever I am–even if I’m standing in the kitchen making dinner or folding laundry. I figure, 10 a minute is at least working towards a healthier lifestyle and is better than nothing.
Have time to do a couple of these workouts a day? Even better, it all adds up.
Easy Workouts for Busy Moms
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Here are three workouts for busy moms you should try:
- Boost your metabolism by combining kicks and punches with squats and other exercises that raise your heart rate.
- Build and strengthen muscles while burning fat by jumping rope or doing push-ups, leg lifts and similar exercises. I also like to just stand there and go up and down on my toes–this is great for building strong calf muscles.
- Do squats, push-ups and jump in place to help burn the calories you need to lose weight. Standing in the kitchen waiting for dinner? Do 10 squats, using the corner as a corner(ha!)-balance or do a few jumping jacks.
Remember, no matter how long you exercise whether it is 10 minutes or 60 minutes, take a minute to warm up before and cool down with some stretches after your workout to reduce the risk of injury.
I hope these tips help!