Movement is life!
Why is exercise important? Exercise and or movement help with stress levels, energy levels, metabolism and decompressing; creating a clearer head and sleep – which are all important. ESPECIALLY as a busy mom you need sleep and clarity. Why is movement important?? Why does a mom (and everyone) need exercise? You may struggle with exercise at home because of kids, busy schedules, and inconvenience. It’s important to make exercise a priority.
Here are some ways to help with proper motion and movement – it doesn’t have to be stringent or time away from kids. It can be fruitful, productive, and FUN for all.
1.) Take the stairs, and always make it a race to the top! Make it fun and the kids will push you by trying to beat you to the top. Children need to move too, and racing the stairs is a great and fast way to get your heart rate up.
2.) Do squats while you cook and use baby/toddler as a weight whenever you can.
3.) Move to get heart rate up – dancing with kids or playing Simon Says using exercises.
4.) Do a dance or fitness class together. Find an activity that the whole family can be a part of. Depending on the ages of your kids, you could choose martial arts, create obstacle courses, join dance classes, or run together. This is a good way to stay active and do fun activities without taking away from family time.
5.) Use online videos exercise or programs.
6.) Find a trainer or class that’s scheduled during the week and you don’t have to worry about planning.
It doesn’t have to be a 60-minute workout to be effective – a little can go a long way!
Remember that your kids are watching your every move! If they see that exercise is a point of stress for you, they will feel that negativity towards it and want to stay away. If they see that you are having fun and enjoy moving, it will be a great start to building healthy habits they enjoy doing and want to do. Make it a priority. It can happen!
Chiropractic adjustments can help keep you and your family moving and healthy on your journey to getting stronger and healthier. On a micro-level it keeps your joints moving properly, your muscles firing properly, and your nervous system communicating properly!
-Dr. Sophie Mills, Chiropractor