Get The Kids Involved
If it’s tricky to find the time to exercise on your own then getting the kids involved may be the answer:
· Small babies can be worn in a sling whilst you go for a walk, or even whilst doing some squats or certain yoga poses - just make sure you steady yourself first and take it easy, as your centre of gravity will be higher.
· Babies who are a bit bigger but not yet on the move may find it amusing just watching you exercising at home, especially if you pull funny faces whilst you work out - playing peek-a-boo whilst doing downward facing dog is a sure fire hit!
· Toddlers often love to copy mom and dad - give them their own 'dumbbells' made from toilet roll tubes or empty water bottles and they can follow along with you.
· Kids of all ages love a trip to the local park, so strap on your trainers and run around with them - and remember that the monkey bars are a great arm workout, whatever your age.
Remember that whenever you start a new exercise regime, it's always a good idea to start slow and to check in with your doctor first. Whether you exercise on your own for some 'me time', or get the kids involved and make it a family activity, Getting active will help you to feel better and be healthier.