THE KIDS are back to school after the summer break…
and you’ve got little more spare time on your hands.
So if you’re thinking you’d like to get back into shape or become a healthier and happier you, here are a few ways you can make it happen.
Schedule your activity
Even though the kids are back to school, life with children can be hectic, so you will still need to organise your spare time in advance.
The best way to get effective health and fitness results is to give your workouts and activity a little momentum, so it’s a good idea to sit down at the beginning of the week to schedule every exercise session for the week ahead.
Make exercise ‘appointments’ – even if that means simply working out in your living room to your favourite exercise video. And try to avoid the temptation to make deals with yourself regarding the postponement of your workouts.
For instance, a lot of parents – particularly after the school summer holidays – will make a personal deal in their own head to skip an exercise session, and ‘do extra’ at a later date.
Exercise is an extremely important part of any health and fitness programme, but perhaps more important is a well-balanced, nutritious diet.
Eating healthily always involves home-cooked food filled with vegetables, lean meat and fresh produce, so you need to schedule cooking time throughout the week.
Any parent knows how hard it is to cook up a storm in the kitchen, so it’s important to utilise the time your children spend in school effectively.