Rethinking Staying Healthy as a Working Mom

It’s easy to quickly become run-down when you wear multiple hats – wife, mom, entrepreneur, friend, and more. We sometimes overload ourselves with activities and cut out self-care to “do it all,” but the result can be devastating to your health. Part of the problem is simply not having enough time in the day to eat properly, exercise, and get enough sleep on a regular basis. 

Signs that your health is suffering include fatigue, a weakened immune system, and loss of concentration. It can be challenging to keep up with everything you should be doing for yourself while coping with all the demands of day-to-day life as a working mom. Fortunately, there are ways you can improve your health and stay healthy without having to carve out activities every day. These options focus on the overall effect on your health without a daily commitment of time. It can be so much easier to do right by yourself weekly or through periodic changes in your lifestyle.

Rethink Sleep

We should all get eight hours of sleep each night, but it’s not a likely scenario. Sometimes you have deadlines, sometimes the kids are sick, sometimes you want some time with your friends. Don’t despair! New research indicates that it’s easier to restore your lost sleep than previously thought. If you’re up late and rising early to get things done, a nap each afternoon for as little as 30 minutes can make a difference. You’ll feel more alert, more energetic, and more focused. Eight hours at night is ideal, but you can recoup lost sleep with naps to give yourself an energy boost when needed.

Rethink Nutrition

The list of minerals, vitamins, and other nutrients your body needs is long. It’s difficult to make sure you’re getting everything you need for energy and immune support. Oral supplements aren’t very effective, as most of the nutrients are destroyed in your intestinal tract. 

Intravenous nutrient therapy, offered through medical spas like the Institute of Natural Health, is more effective and tailored to your specific nutritional and health needs. This IV therapy increases cell renewal, detoxifies, and helps the body regenerate and repair. Typical treatments are given every two to three weeks, protecting you without cutting into your daily schedule.

Rethink Exercise

You don’t have the time to go to the gym on a schedule or the gym’s hours are inconvenient. Nights and weekends are packed with family, friends, and chores. If you’ve given up on exercise because you’re too busy, you aren’t alone. The good news is you can improve your health without having to devote a large block of time to intense exercise every day. 

Researchers confirm that 30 minutes of activity such as walking, hiking, or riding a bike has an impact on your health. Can’t do 30 minutes every night? Do your exercise in increments. If you take a 10-minute break three times a day, you’ll get the same results as one longer session. Try taking a walk, doing some yoga, or riding your bike for just ten minutes after breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and you’re done!

Staying healthy when you’re a working mom requires rethinking what you need and how you will achieve it. In a fast-paced world, prioritizing your health is easier than ever.

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