When the chaos of back-to-school and after-school activities are making your head spin, working out tends to take a back seat. This means that taking the time for yourself and squeezing in workouts when you can is paramount for looking your best.
If you’re a parent, get the most out of your day without missing a good opportunity to strengthen and tone. Below are some ways to squeeze in a workout, even with a busy back-to-school schedule.
Don’t hit that snooze button; sometimes those precious first few moments to oneself can be the best time to squeeze in a mini workout. Morning sun salutations are a fantastic way to get your heart rate up, plus Health magazine reports it can also help one concentrate better, connect with the body, provide more oxygen and feel more optimism throughout the day.
Your future linebacker may be busy learning new plays at practice, but that doesn’t mean you have to sit on the sidelines. Walk or run a few laps around the track, or have a bag packed and hit the gym. You can always offer your full attention at the big games.
Your child might be missing second period, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss a workout, too. If your son or daughter is old enough to not need mom or dad in the doctor's office with them, take a brisk walk around the neighborhood or someplace safe. If you don’t want to venture outside, climbing the building’s stairs one at a time instead of leaping up them will burn the most number of calories.