It’s no wonder with all that mothers have to do, that sometimes busy moms tend to gain weight or have a hard time still losing the past baby weight that they have gained. Whether the moms works outside the home or is a stay at home mother, it can be difficult to find time to workout. Most busy moms just want to sit down for 5 minutes and rest when they can, but what they don’t realize is that regular workouts can actually help them have more energy for their day.
At home workouts are the best options for busy moms. They don’t have to worry about taking the time out of their already packed schedules to drive back and forth to a gym or recreation center. Instead they can simply sneak away to another room for a few minutes to get some exercise in.
Busy moms need at home workouts that are going to be quick but also effective. Not all 10 minute workouts are effective enough to provide the necessary calorie burn to lose weight and get healthy. One idea for at home workouts for busy moms is Tony Horton’s 10 Minute Trainer. The workouts are only 10 minutes long, but the include an efficient set of exercises that aim to work the entire body in that short period of time. Most moms can find at least 10 minutes in their day to quickly pop in a 10 Minute Trainer DVD and get a calorie-burning workout in. It could be after the kids go to sleep, during nap time, during quite play time, or before the kids wake up in the morning. You can even ask your spouse to watch the kids for only 10 minutes as you workout and then return back to being a busy mom.
There are some less effective at home workouts that busy moms can do also. Running on a treadmill or an elliptical machine may be a good idea if you have at least 25-30 minutes to spare for a workout. Another at home workout idea for busy moms is taking your children for walks. This may be a great way to spend some time with your kids while getting exercise in. To get an effective workout from walking, you would need to spend at least 30-45 minutes walking at a reasonable pace that elevates your heart rate.
It is possible for busy moms to find the time to get in regular workouts. Now, they may have to start off with 10 minute workouts like 10 Minute Trainer, but as they start to get more energy from working out and start to see the results, they can add more minutes on to their workouts. Forget about driving to and from the gym when you are a busy mom. Instead, look to your own home to provide you with effective workouts that can help you lose weight, tone up your body and get you back on track to a healthy lifestyle.