As as a mom, you will do everything to keep everyone healthy and strong. Each day sees you doing all sorts of task at home and at work. What a busy life you have! But then, you don’t mind, because don’t all mom wish only the best for their families? You dream of seeing your kids become successful in whatever field they wish to enter, of spending your retirement years with your husband without worries, of keeping the whole family together through good times and bad. These goals are what drive you to to earn enough, and provide not just food and material thing, but also love and support for each family member.
All these are more than enough reason why you should never forget about yourself. You need a strong and healthy body to keep up with your family and give them everything they need. Read on and heed these 6 tips to do just that.
1. Exercise is key
Exercising doesn’t only keep the weight off, it also ensures that your body – especially your bones is working in optimal condition. Incorporate it bit by bit into your routine. Get a good workout from mopping the floor. Do a few lunges or set-up in the bedroom before dressing up for work. Park your car a few blocks away and take that 15 minute brisk walk to the office. These little things all add up to get your blood pumping and keeps your bones and muscles in good working condition.
2. See your doctor regularly
It’s always a good thing to see your doctor for regular checkups, and not just when you’re feeling unwell. This way, you get to find out if your body is in good condition or if you should be keeping an eye on certain body parts or organs. Prevention is key and these doctor checkups will help avoid any surprises that could drain your resources, as well as steal precious time away from your loved ones.
3. Eat a balanced diet
A balanced diet means getting the right types and amounts of foods and drinks to supply nutrition and energy for maintaining body cells, tissues, and organs, and for supporting normal growth and development.
The term “balanced” simply means that a diet meets your nutritional needs while not providing too much of any nutrients. To achieve a balanced diet, you must eat a variety of foods from each of the food groups.
The most important step to eating a balanced diet is to educate yourself about what your body needs, and to read the nutrition label and ingredients of all the food you eat.
4. Stock up on vitamins and minerals
The right nutrients ensure that your organs are always healthy. A recommended step is to take the right amounts of double-duty vitamins like vitamins D and K, which not only keep your bones strong, but your heart healthy too. Remember, you only have one body to do everything you need to do for your family. But, it has to be nourished with the right amount of nutrients to ensure that your body is well oiled and running smoothly. To do so, eat foods that have the necessary vitamins your require, too, that have the nutrients you need, particularly calcium with vitamin D and K.
5. Keep bones strong
From taking long, leisurely walks with your husband to carry your toddler on your hip, your bones do the great task of bearing your body weight, and more. That’s why it’s important to keep them tiptop shape. This is essential since more women are prone to the disease called osteoporosis, which is the weakening of the bones brought about by the decline of bone density. While it usually happens to women in their 50’s, it’s not uncommon to observe the onset of osteoporosis at an earlier age. Prevent this from happening by getting enough calcium in your diet. Calcium sources include dairy products like low-fat and cheese, green leafy vegetables, salmon, and yogurt. Supplements also helps to make sure you get the daily calcium requirements and you need to keep bones strong.
6. Get your family to do these too
These tips aren’t just for you alone, your entire family can do these as well. It always pays to ensure that everyone is in good shape from Dad to your youngest kid. When everyone is healthy, there’s more time and energy to enjoy each other and achieve your family’s goals!