Easy At-Home Exercises for Busy Moms
Going to the gym and working out can be tough for busy moms, but what if we tell you that there are a myriad of exercises you can do at home to stay in shape? Although you already have so much in your plate, you can still squeeze in these easy full-body exercises for a healthier and fitter you.
Squats don’t only shape up your leg muscles, but also create an anabolic environment to promote full-body muscle building. Likewise, this exercise improves your flexibility and boosts your body’s natural waste removal ability.
Make time to do 30 repetitions of squat a day, especially in the morning to rev up your energy and wake you up.
Lunges strengthen you leg muscles and buttocks, plus it tightens your core, which in turn improves your posture and balance.
You can easily squeeze in lunges into your day-to-day activity because they are easy to execute and doesn’t need any special equipment. To intensify this simple exercise, you can use dumbbells to your routine.
- Chair Dips
This workout is to toughen the triceps, making your upper arms look more toned, and improve upper body strength. Why is this best for busy moms? Because it can be anywhere in the house as long as there’s a chair.
You can squeeze in a couple of repetitions while checking your email, watching TV, or even getting your child to sleep.
- Stationary Exercises
These exercises are quick and easy to do and are effective for getting your heart pumping hard.
Waiting for the oven to ding? Jog in place for a minute or two, making sure to swing your arms up and down as if you’re really running for maximum calorie burn. Intensify the workout by doing a sprint in the last fifteen seconds.
- Jumping Jacks
This workout is an easy way to power up your cardio and your metabolism. By doing three sets of 100 jacks throughout your day, you’ll burn 60 calories a day—equivalent of ¼ cup of rice. This may not burn as much calories as you think, but remember that when it comes to getting fit, a little goes a very long way.
A set of 100 jacks only takes two minutes, so it shouldn’t be a hassle to squeeze in a set throughout your day. Perhaps, you can do a set before taking a bath in the morning, another set when you get out from the shower, and last set when you get home from work.
Squeezing in exercises into your already-full daily schedule may be difficult, but it’s definitely worth it. In the end, your body (and your family!) will thank you for that.