Healthy Lifestyle Tips For Moms On The Go + Gift Guide

As a mom, you may have a hectic schedule that makes it challenging to find time for yourself. 

However, it’s essential to be conscious about having a healthy lifestyle to boost your well-being and help ensure you’re always at your best to handle your daily responsibilities. Research reveals that being active for at least 10 minutes a day can go a long way to improve your health, with 17% of women meeting the recommended physical activity guidelines in the US. 
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Here are some practical, healthy lifestyle tips that will come in handy if you’re a mom on the go. 

Prep your meals

As a busy mom, you may be considering meals that may seem more convenient, such as takeout, sugary snacks, etc. However, these options may not always be the healthiest choice for you. Alternatively, you could try cooking your meals to take with you for lunch or to have after a hard day’s work, so you can have more control over what you eat. Although you may feel you don’t have much time for that, trying meal prep could help you plan your meals, so you don’t have to spend too much time cooking. 

As a plus, you’ll also save more money you may have otherwise spent grocery shopping if you weren’t intentional about what you’re going to buy. After you meal prep, there are many convenient recipes you can try to help you save time. 

For instance, this is a much faster way to cook spaghetti squash if you need to prepare something quick and convenient but healthy for you and your family before heading to work. 

Be intentional about your sleep routine

You may not always be able to get as much sleep as you’d like as a busy mom, but you can improve the quality of your sleep by being intentional about your bedtime routine. You can start by having a set time you go to bed and wake up. 

However, on weekends, try turning off the alarm and sleeping in if you can afford to. Delegating some of your tasks to free up a little of your time will also allow you to rest. Additionally, after a hard day’s work, it would help if you put away all your devices so you can have an uninterrupted sleep. You can do so about an hour before bedtime, so you can relax your mind and prepare for bed by engaging in other activities that can help you unwind, such as reading, meditating, taking a hot shower, etc. 

Be active

One advantage of being a mom on the go is that it allows you to stay active. Just a few minutes a day of exercise can positively affect your health and well-being. If you have a nine-to-five job, you can take occasional breaks during the day to exercise. Doing this will also help with your posture. 

A morning jog or walk is also another great way to be active, even if it’s only for a few minutes. If you’re hard-pressed for time, experts recommend exercise routines such as high-intensity interval training (HIIT), which helps you burn many calories without having to exercise for long hours. It would help if you combined exercising with a healthy diet and drinking lots of water to stay hydrated and refreshed throughout your day. 

Have some alone time

Most moms are reluctant to prioritize their self-care because they feel it’s selfish. However, having some quality time with yourself could help strengthen your mind and boost your well-being, so you can also be there for those you love the most. 

Taking time off to refuel will also help reduce the likelihood of breaking down due to a hectic schedule. You can sometimes get away from the hustle and bustle by taking a few days off from work, engaging in hobbies you love, or just taking in some fresh air while you meditate outdoors. 

You can also spend some time journaling your thoughts and feelings and the things you appreciate the most. You only need to find the activity that relaxes you and try to make time for it, as challenging as that may seem sometimes. You can occasionally ask your friends or family to help with your kids, chores, etc., so you can have some time for yourself and come back rejuvenated. 

Building a healthy lifestyle as a busy mom will have several benefits for you and your family too. Aside from helping you stay healthy, it will also help you feel less stressed or overwhelmed and prepare you to face your tasks with a positive attitude. 

The practical tips listed above will help you do just that, without spending too much time or money. 

Below I've put together a few essentials I feel every mom on-the-go should have on hand to make life just a little easier, it also makes for the perfect gift guide if you're looking to give a busy mom some relief this holiday season.

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