5 Health Tips For Busy Parents

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Parents are always on the go, and so it can be hard to make healthy choices all of the time. To take good care of your body and mind you need a plan! To help you create a healthier regime, these simple tips are all that you need.


1 . Exercise little and often


As a busy parent, you might not always have time for a full workout session at the gym. According to a research study from the New York Times, ‘people who work out even once a week or for as little as 10 minutes a day tend to be more cheerful than those who never exercise.’


Try to squeeze in a small amount of exercise to your day, it could be a ten-minute YouTube workout video or a quick stroll in the park. To nourish your body and your mind, regular exercise is the key.


  1. Handy health apps


Need a quick and convenient way to improve your health? There are plenty of apps that can help. The Daily Yoga app supports you to practice yoga from the comfort of your own home. Sessions range from ten minutes to one hour, so you can choose depending on your schedule. To support your self-care regime, try the Grateful app. It’s a journal that encourages you to write down the things you are grateful for each day. According to research from Greater Good magazine, expressing gratitude is proven to boost your mental health and well-being.


  1. Don’t forget the basics


Improving your health doesn’t need to be a complicated process, it’s often just about getting the basics right. Ensure that you drink plenty of water, get enough sleep, and keep up with your regular health checkups. You should visit the dentist at least every 6 months. You might need to go more regularly if you experience problems or require a dental procedure such as wisdom teeth removal. Taking good care of your body also helps to improve your mental well-being.


  1. Quick healthy meals


Staying healthy is all about eating the right foods. When you’re pushed for time, these are great resources to find quick and healthy recipes:


  • The Quick Roasting Tin by Rukmini Iyer: This recipe book shows you how to cook fast and healthy recipes. All recipes are roasted in a tray, so you don’t need to spend lots of time in the kitchen!
  • Simply Good For You: Amelia Freer: Here you’ll find plenty of quick recipes, helping you to provide your family with delicious and nutritious meals.


  1. Plant-based supplements


Feeling stressed out and sluggish? There are lots of plant-based supplements that can ease stress symptoms and boost your energy. Check out supplements such as passionflower, ashwagandha, or valerian root. You can purchase these in pill form, or in the form of a tasty herbal tea. Improving your health doesn’t have to be a chore!


Living a healthy lifestyle isn’t always easy, it can take a little practice to get into a good routine.


Phillip Neho

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