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Healthy Moms Have These Habits

Being a mom is hard work because everyone in the family depends on you. It is essential to make your health a priority, even in the busy times. When you are healthy and happy, your family will automatically be healthier and happier too. Here are the top habits of a healthy mom.

Healthy Food Prep

Between running the kids to school and all of their extra activities, it can be hard to find time to eat healthy. Take advantage of meal prepping on the weekends to ensure that your family has quick and healthy options throughout the week. Some ideas for healthy meal prepping include roasting a whole chicken, making a big batch of vegetable soup, cleaning and chopping all vegetables, and more. Just spending an hour or two getting yourself ready and prepared for the week will make healthy eating fast and stress-free.

Walk Away from Leftovers

Life with kids means that there is a lot of leftovers and wasted food. You may think you are doing the environment a favor by not letting your child’s leftovers go to waste, but you are not doing your health or waistline any favors.

Schedule in Exercise

The truth is that you are too busy for exercise, which is why you need to schedule it in. Put it on the calendar and make sure your family knows that your exercise time is sacred.

Make Time for Yourself

I know you may feel selfish making time to exercise as well as making just plain time for yourself. However, some alone time just for you will help restore your mental health and happiness.

Include Active Time with Your Kids

Kids love to be active, so follow their lead. They will love spending quality active time with you. You will bond with them and burn a few extra calories. Try kicking the soccer ball around or having after dinner dance parties in the living room.

Make Time for Your Relationships

You spend so many hours around kids. Don’t forget to make time for your adult relationships too. Connecting with other moms is a great idea. Also, don’t forget your spouse. Making date nights a priority will give you a reason to dress up and rekindle your relationship.

Being a mom is tough work but if you make these healthy habits a priority, then you will surely feel healthier and happier. Taking care of you benefits the whole family.

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