2020 is finally over, and with it comes new aspirations for a more focused lifestyle. Mothers especially are finding new goals to aspire to in order to live a more wholesome way for their children. While social distancing is still at the forefront of people’s minds during a time of healing, 2021 is offering up hope and a chance for fresh opportunities as society is beginning to look outward at new possibilities. And it all starts with healthier, more active living.
Mothers are the foundation of any society, and moms especially are looking at their children and seeing a new direction in which they can start guiding their life forward–for them and their families. Just as each mom is unique in the way that they raise their children and lead their day-to-day lives, each mother’s health and physical makeup are different as well.
Whether you feel like making a change with bodytite before and after arms, or just want to make a new start in feeling more fit, some everyday tips that each mom can use to start feeling more excellent as we reach a better year in 2021.
Exercise: Every Bit Helps
Whether your local gyms have been closed, or you’re not exactly comfortable going to a fitness center just yet, you don’t have to be a weightlifter to get a bit of exercise each day. A walk around the block for 30 minutes a day, five days a week, lowers your risk of heart disease and sees great health benefits (as documented by the National Academy of Sports Medicine). You can even do it in short intervals if you don’t want to log that half an hour all at once.
And if you don’t have a local street to walk around, there are many fitness apps available that you can use at home, such as Daily Workouts Fitness Trainer and Sworkit. You can download these apps onto your mobile phone, and these allow you to make customizable video workout plans and exercise when you want, how you want. Being able to exercise at the touch of a button can be a great way to get started on an upward fitness path. You can even let your kids join in, and make it an activity you all can enjoy!
Diet the Right Way
You’ve probably heard it before, but it’s time to start cutting those unnecessary calories out of your everyday meal set. We know that cooking for the family takes up time and energy–and at the end of the day, that easy microwaveable snack or dessert can be very enticing. However, starting a new diet doesn’t have to be as hard as you think.
Often, people try to start with huge dietary plans all at once, only to see them go back to their old routine soon after. But it doesn’t have to be this way! Just removing a couple of takeout meals a week, or having Greek yogurt instead of that ice cream before bed, can be little tweaks in your meal plan that can work wonders the more that they add up. Other changes you can implement include:
- Green tea instead of coffee
- Probiotics and fiber for digestion
- Drinking more water for hydration
- A little more spicy food for metabolism
- Less refined carbohydrates
- Reduced sugar
Happier Times (Can Be) Ahead
We’ve been overwhelmed with news, data, and statistics over the last year. If there’s one lesson we’ve learned, it’s that no one can predict the future. However, what we do know is this: laughter truly is one of the best medicines. There are numerous benefits towards it, including:
- Releasing endorphins into the bloodstream
- Relaxing muscles for up to 45 minutes
- Improving blood vessel function
- Relieving anxiety and tension
Watching a funny YouTube video with your family, engaging in a board or video game, sharing the latest joke, or just goofing around with your children…all of these can be ways in which you can be a source of happiness support for your loved ones. Laughter helps spread smiles and cheer in a natural way. As a mother, remember that you’re an anchor of strength for your family. And strength starts with joyous emotion.
We hope these tips aid you in your journey and wish you a wonderful–and stronger–2021 for you and your family.
About the Author
Jennifer Bell is a freelance writer, blogger, dog-enthusiast, and avid beachgoer operating out of Southern New Jersey.