What many moms don’t realise is the importance of staying active and healthy if you want to be around for your kids in the future. Luckily, there are quite a few tips out there to help the busy single mom be all she can be. Read on below for a few of them.
Get Enough Sleep
One of the best ways to remain active and healthy is by getting your required eight hours of sleep a night. It’s tempting to stay up after the kids are in bed to clean or get work done, but you aren’t doing them or yourself any favors.
It’s also important to make sure that the mattress you are sleeping on is not old, lumpy, too soft or too firm. It’s recommended that you switch out your mattress every ten years. If it’s older than that, then it’s probably not promoting a good night’s sleep.
Wake Up Early
While getting enough sleep is needed to remain healthy and active, getting too much sleep can have the opposite effect as well. Try setting some inspiring alarms on your phone to help you get out of bed and get going. The last thing you want to do is hit the snooze button. For example, if your kids are usually out and rolling by 7 am, set your alarm for 5 am, so you can not only have a little time for yourself but work out as well. Even if it’s a walk on the treadmill, you will feel better and the alone time will help prepare your mind for the day ahead.
While you’ve probably been told this from the time you could walk, it is important to eat healthy if you want to be fit and stay active. That means cutting down on the eating on the run, though we know it’s tempting to just hit the drive-through on the way to pick the kids up from band practice.