Most of us are at home moving less and sitting more, which is tough on our mental health, our posture, and overall physical health.
If you are working from home and have kids, it can be even more challenging to make time for yourself. The work-from-home plus parenting burnout is REAL, and while it is hard to imagine how a bit of exercise could possibly give you energy...it can! Whether it’s playing in the snow with your kids, or stretching a couple times a day, movement and maintaining or building strength can help prevent future injuries, improve sleep, and reduce stress.
If you’ve been telling yourself there’s no point in exercising unless you have a full hour to sweat, get that idea out of your head and start with small, realistic, achievable goals. Most parents don’t have a full hour to themselves. Creating a habit takes time and you want to set yourself up for success, not failure.
While life is currently a little different than we’re used to, don’t let that stop you from building small habits and positive changes to contribute to you and your families health. Start small and build on your success!