Being a mother is hard enough, being a mother while having to go to work and all are even more stressful and challenging.
Here are some health tips for busy moms.
Breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day because it provides the body with energy to help you stay active throughout the day.
Health experts recommend eating a significantly balanced breakfast for energy as soon as you wake up in the morning. Eat a bowl of oats with fruit or nuts, and a glass of juice.
Omega-3 is the healthy fat found in foods like eggs, sardines, flax seeds, salmon and walnuts. Eating foods containing omega-3 fatty acids helps reduce depression and anxiety, reduces the risk of heart disease and reduces the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.
Don't get drunk on unhealthy junk food because they don't have nutrients. Instead, make your own healthy snacks at home by cutting a few cucumbers, bell peppers, tomatoes, and some of your favorite fruits. Wrap them in the box to serve as a small meal throughout the day to maintain your energy levels high.
Avoid eating highly processed foods, fast foods and foods high in sugar because they will do more harm than good to your body.
Instead, focus on a balanced diet that includes healthy, fresh foods like fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
Planning your meals in advance is a great way to track and maintain a healthy diet.
Plan for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks with your favorite foods and based on your specific food needs. This will save you a lot of time, especially when you have a tight work schedule.
Regardless of your busy day, take time out and exercise to improve your physical and mental health.
This helps reduce stress, boosts immunity, and clears your mind. Try exercising for 15 minutes in the morning, and if you don't have time, schedule an exercise in the evening.
Drink plenty of water throughout the day to avoid dehydration. Even if you are doing housework or attending an office meeting throughout the day, pay attention to at least 8 glasses of water a day. A dehydrated body can make you feel weak and tired.
Get enough sleep at night to improve your mood and reduce stress, so you get energy restored the next morning when you wake up. Try to sleep at least 7-8 hours every night.
Just as a healthy diet is essential for optimal health and well-being, taking care of yourself is equally important.
Spend 30 minutes to 1 hour on skin care every Sunday, enjoy the feeling of relaxing in the tub for longer than usual, put your arms around your loved ones, or read a favorite book.
Mindfulness meditation allows you to increase your awareness of yourself and your surroundings, increase your ability to concentrate, reduce stress, and promote good sleep. Practicing meditation regularly will help you cope with the demands of being a mother.
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