Exercise is a proven stress buster. I will admit is not really my thing.. I never enjoy it, but I do know it’s healthy and we should all be doing it. But A lot of us have the excuse.. I will exercise when I join the gym.
Stress Management Techniques for Moms #9 : Get your Exercise.. but without the gym.
To be honest I think making it to the gym makes it even harder to actually exercise. We have to set aside the time, get ready to go, drive there, take a shower there, wait for equipment to free up.. I know all of us are different, but just thinking about all that is exhausting and overwhelming for me.
How about saving some time and money and exercising at home? There are so many ways to get exercise that don’t involve paying monthly fee to use equipment in a crowded room (then forgetting to go and feeling stress that your wasting money). You can consider a variety of sports, walk or ride a bike. Don’t this is a great opportunity to explore new things you’ve never done. You might find you really like bike riding, get the whole family involved and not only are you exercising but having family bonding time.
Make your own home gym. Purchase an exercise ball , a few weights and even a cardio machine, this doesn’t cost much if you check out craigslist for bargains (people have a lot of good intentions with exercise equipment, so you are sure to get equipment for pennies on the dollar).
Make fitness part of your daily routine. Seriously, this is the easiest way to get in exercise in. You don’t have to really invest special time into it.. so it’s easier to keep up with. Walk or ride a bike to do your errands. If school is close, walk the kids instead of drive them. Take the stairs instead of the elevator and take a walk during your lunch hour, invite you co-workers and support each other so you keep doing it.
Making exercise a habit is great for your heath and your pocketbook. . You just need to be aware of the opportunities that are available to you and you’ll find a lot of new ways to get your workout throughout the day.
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