Four Ways Moms on the Go Can Maintain a Healthy Diet and Lifestyle

by Courtney Myers Professional Writer and Editor

It goes without saying that being a mother is tough work. It’s a selfless title that most often means putting the needs of others before your own. As such, it comes as no surprise that according to a recent survey, almost 13% of mothers expressed feeling a “high level” of burnout. Thankfully, there are myriad ways that mothers, including both new moms and experienced ones, can avoid fatigue, maintain a healthy diet, and reduce stress levels. Let’s take a look at four of the top ones.

1. Take some time for yourself.

There’s only so much running around and tending to others that a mother can do before she begins to wear down and feel drained. It’s best to not wait until that happens to take action. Instead, schedule some free time for yourself at the first sign that you might be burning out. It doesn’t have to be a kids-free weekend at the spa or an outdoor camping adventure, though definitely nab that if it’s offered to you. Sometimes, it can just be as simple as grabbing coffee solo or taking a hike with some friends. Find childcare you can trust and use it as needed to invest in your mental, physical and spiritual health.

2. Move around (preferably outside).

Yes, you’re bending down to tie shoelaces and wipe noses. You might be running up and down flights of steps multiple times each day. Still, there’s no substitute for good, old-fashioned exercise that’s designed to target specific points in your body and deliver health benefits throughout it. If you can’t find time to take in a gym session by yourself or attend a class with others, there are still plenty of exercises you can perform with the kids in tow. For instance, the moves on this list are designed to be done in the comfort of your own home (though we encourage the backyard when possible to get those healthy vitamins) and if your kids are big enough, they may even want to join along and emulate your healthy habits.

3. Try to get enough rest.

We know. This one is way easier said than done. However, when a new study revealed that parents of children six months and younger routinely get only about three hours of uninterrupted sleep each night, it’s hard not to take notice. Though you might not be sleeping like you did in college, you can still try to make the most of the time you do get in dreamland. Turn off your electronics, pour a warm mug of chamomile tea, slip on those cozy pajamas and turn in as soon as you get a spare moment. You’ll be glad you did when morning rolls around.

4. Up your intake of water, fruits and veggies.

Moms on the go tend to reach for whatever food items or drinks are the closest. It’s the reason fast food chains are so popular around 3:00 p.m. when the kids get out of school. They’re convenient and quick, but they’re far from your only option. The next time you’re at the grocery store, stock up on produce that’s easy to grab and even eat on the run. From mini, pre-washed peppers to apples, broccoli florets, bananas, and healthy grains, there are plenty of options just waiting to be taken home. When you do get back, take inventory of your pantry and toss any snacks that are expired. Replace them with the fresher, healthier options and you’d be surprised how much more frequently you tend to grab them. While you’re at it, up your water intake as well to stay hydrated throughout the day.

Moms on the go might have to sacrifice time sometimes, but they don’t have to sacrifice their health. With a little pre-planning and dedication, you can recharge yourself, set great habits within your kids, and encourage your whole family to follow along on your wellness journey. Let these five steps be the building blocks of your future success.

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