With the kids going back to school, it is a great time to get back into the swing of your workout routine that often goes astray during the summer. Summer can be a busy time with kids out of school, vacations, and well just so much to do! But if you don’t get into the exercise habit before the holidays…well you know what can happen there so do I really need to say more?
So be sure to get in shape with these five back to school exercise tips for parents:
It’s important that you are prepared for your workouts. If not you’ll find it’s really easy to end up skipping them. The first step is to take a look at your schedule and see where you can squeeze those workouts into your day. By choosing a time to workout, you’ll be more likely to stick to your workout program. And remember an effective workout can be done in 30 minutes or less!
Use Fast Effective Workouts
I don’t know anyone who wants to workout for hours on end, so you shouldn’t have to either. Be sure to get the most out of your workouts by using circuit training, compound movements, and interval training, which will all help you save time in the long run. If you’re not sure where to begin be sure to check out my latest program The 7 Day Foxy Body Challenge.
Find Something You Enjoy
If you pick a form of exercise and you absolutely hate it, chances are you won’t stick with that routine. On the other hand, if you find an activity you enjoy you’ll be a little more excited about working up a sweat. So if you hate running, don’t do it. There’s plenty of other ways to get in cardio such as biking, swimming, or taking a fitness class. Also, by participating in a variety of different activities it will help keep you from getting bored so be sure to spice things up every now and then.
Wear a Pedometer
A pedometer is a great way to be more active everyday. Most experts recommend getting 10,000 steps each day. By having a goal, such as reaching those 10,000 steps, it’ll motivate you to walk more. So go get a pedometer and find ways to be more active such as taking the stairs instead of the elevator, parking further away from your destination, or taking mini walk breaks throughout your day so that over the course of the day you are taking extra steps that will help you to burn extra calories.
Include Your Kids
Watching TV and playing video games shouldn’t be the typical family activities. These activities are simply a great way NOT to lose weight and to show your kids how to live an inactive lifestyle. Not good! Instead, get up and move around. It could be practicing a sport, going for a bike ride together, or playing on the playground with your little one. Whatever activity you choose, be sure to include the whole family and yes that means you too! You can even get your own workout in while they play with this Foxy Body Playground Workout.