Staying active can be a challenge for busy parents, who often have to balance a number of responsibilities. However, staying active is essential for both physical and mental health. Here are some tips for busy parents on how to stay active:
Physical activity should be a priority, just like work and other responsibilities. Set aside time for physical activity each day, whether it’s a workout at the gym or a walk.
You can find opportunities to stay active throughout your day, such as taking the stairs instead of the elevator or doing a few jumping jacks while you wait for your coffee to brew. There’s also a plethora of stand-up desks if your confined to a desk job during the day. Find ways around your excuses!
Children love to be active and they can help you stay motivated. Plan family activities such as hiking, biking, or playing sports together. Do you have little ones? Utilize the many different options for strollers or baby carriers!
Parent Tip: Keep snacks on hand.
There are many apps and online resources available to help you stay active, including workout videos, fitness trackers, and virtual classes.
Pro Tip: If you’re signed up at a gym who uses Wodify, you have the ability, right from the app, to create custom workouts to log your score or mimic the WOD at home!
Having a workout buddy can help keep you motivated and accountable. Find a friend or family member who also wants to stay active, and plan activities together. Wodify Perform can help you stay motivated by the many ways to interact with your fellow gym buddies by liking and commenting on performances! Share the love and send those “thumbs ups”!
While it’s important to stay active, it’s also important to rest. Listen to your body and make sure you’re giving it enough time to recover and recharge. Read one of our recent blogs for tips on how to maximize your sleep.
You don’t have to spend hours at the gym to stay active. Even just a few minutes of physical activity each day can make a big difference.
Staying active as a busy parent is possible with some planning and dedication. By making physical activity a priority, incorporating it into your daily routine, and finding creative ways to stay active, you can maintain your physical and mental health and set a good example for your children!
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