How to Stay Fit and be a Parent

How do you workout and be a great parent? Is it possible to have both?

The answer is a resounding...YES!

The key to staying fit, while having duties as a spouse and parent, comes down to prioritization. You cannot have everything, but you can do something. Create a plan for some type of activity everyday, even if you don't have a full hour to devote to fitness.

Try these tips:

  • Workout for 15 minutes in the morning as part of your daily routine (No excuses at the end of the day!)
  • Take the whole family on a walk after dinner.
  • Pick something active instead of the latest episode on television or a rerun of Friends!
  • Instead of eating at your work desk, eat your lunch while walking.
  • Take the stairs.
  • Ride a bicycle to work or in the evenings with the kids.
  • Try 10 minutes of strength training in the morning and evening.
  • Just do something!!!
  • Here are some more tips from WebMD about Parents Who Exercise

 

Click here to learn more about how cofounder, Dr, Brian Pogue, feels about fitness and family life.