Keeping fit and healthy is essential if you want to enjoy life to the full. Being a Mom means you need plenty of energy and stamina, and when your body is heathy, your mind will follow. It’s not necessary to indulge in a full work-out for optimum fitness. That’s an option if you are out of shape and want to tone up. But, it is essential that you follow  the simple tips we are about to give you. So, settle back and have a read, and you’ll get a good idea of how to feel and look great!

1: Exercise an Hour a Day – the first tip we have is that you need to carry out some form of exercise for a recommended one hour a day. This can be a workout at the gym if you wish – even a light to moderate one – or you could choose to go jogging. Also effective is a brisk walk, which is also good for clearing your head and general mental health, plus cycling and swimming are enjoyable and great exercise. Be prepared to ache a bit at first! There’s some useful information on exercising at this website if you want to read further.

2: Plan Your Meals – you need to eat the right things, at the right time and in the right portions. You’ll be surprised how important breakfast is to your morning fitness and health routine once you start on a properly planned diet. Apples come highly recommended as they are good for you and stem your hunger, while all fruit and vegetables are also part of a balanced diet. Make sure you get a good intake of green vegetables to help the digestive system, and steer well away from sugar. Lean meat – chicken is a great option – plus seafood are good, healthy foods, and if you eat smaller portions more regularly you are doing the right thing.

3: Keep a Diary – keep up to date with what you’ve eaten – try and include the calorie intake for each meal – and the exercise you have undertaken by keeping a diary. You can also use this as a basis for a journal, which will record your progress as you go. It’s easy to lose track of where you are up to in your weekly routine, so a diary that you update on a daily basis is a very good idea.

4: Sleep Well – it is often forgotten how important it is to get the right amount of sleep. Sleep is vital to our health in many ways – both physically and mentally – and should always be a part of your routine. You should be getting between six to eight hours of sleep during the night. Also, when you do feel tired, there’s no harm in having a half-hour nap, but try not to make it more or you may not get enough sleep during the night.

5: Keep Your Motivation High – this may be the most difficult part of being a fit and healthy Mom, as it does take some work! The tips we have given above should help you feel good and keep in trim, but you need to be the one who motivates yourself to keep it going. The upside is that once you start to see improvements, you will be even more motivated to continue!

The above are a few basic ways of keeping in trim for women and Moms and while there is a need to set some time aside, You should be able to incorporate them into your usual daily routine.

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