Training Tips for Moms
Multitasking is the order of the day for most busy moms. Finding the time to go to the gym can be elusive and hard to come by as you try to incorporate exercise and wellness into your already tight daily schedule. It is therefore of absolute importance to make use of smart training programs in order to stay on top of your health. Here are a few suggestions to get you started.
Think outside the ‘gym’ box!
Who says that you need a gym in order to break a sweat? When faced with time crunch, which is no strange thing for moms, you can get creative with heart pumping and calorie burning exercises right in the comfort of your own living room. Workout DVDs are a lifesaver in these situations. No DVD, not to worry, pop in your favorite music and groove to the beat as you attend to household chores. Lift weights (or the baby, just be gentle) and before you know it you will be drenched in sweat. Even active play with your kid(s) is better than channel surfing while you morph into a couch potato! Get moving.
Think short but effective sessions!
When under time pressure, training programs that deliver effective results in less the time are your best bet on how to lose weight. High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) takes the cake on this! HIIT incorporates maximum oxygen consumption, increases your heart rate and enables you to burn more subcutaneous fat in lesser time. Your resting metabolic rate (RME) increases therefore you continue to burn calories long after your training session is over! You will feel and start to see the benefits of HIIT sooner and well on your way to a female athlete-like bod! The good news is HIIT can be done almost anywhere, you just need a timer and moving space.
At the end of the day women’s health challenges go beyond time crunch and busy schedules. Finding a program that not only fits your busy life but also one you enjoy could be the difference between staying on course or throwing in the towel.