We all know the importance of a healthy lifestyle, but how do you maintain it when you have kids?
Kids are our future. They need us to teach them about the world, to guide them and to be there when they need us. However, we also need to learn how to take care of ourselves too.
It’s important to set boundaries, but don’t feel like you need to sacrifice your health. In fact, it’s essential.
My three tips for a healthy life are:
1) Don’t eat junk food
2) Eat breakfast every day
3) Work out at least 30 minutes a day
Let’s start with food.
What’s a healthy diet?
A healthy diet doesn’t mean eating only healthy food. It’s not about being skinny or being fat, it’s about eating whole foods.
Foods that contain lots of sugar, salt, and refined carbs can cause weight gain, so avoid these.
A balanced diet should include:
Carbs – fruit, vegetables, legumes
Protein – lean meats, fish, eggs, nuts, seeds, beans
Fat – nuts, seeds, oils
Fruit and veg are essential for energy, protein and fibre. Try to eat them at least twice a day.
Breakfast is a great opportunity to start your day off right.
If you skip breakfast, you’ll probably end up hungry later on.
Not eating enough protein can affect your mental and physical performance. It’s essential to have a good balance of protein to carbs to ensure you get the energy you need.
For me, I have my breakfast between 7am and 8am. If I have time, I’ll make an omelette or scramble some eggs with spinach and mushrooms.
This gives me energy throughout the day.
I also eat lunch between 12pm and 2pm. My lunch is usually a salad or soup.
I make sure I eat a little something every two hours. This helps me stay energized and focused.
If you have a busy lifestyle, don’t forget to take breaks. Set aside time to exercise or do yoga.
Even if you’re not working, it’s important to take advantage of your down time to rest and relax.
Working out is essential for a healthy body.
How much time should you spend working out?
I recommend 30 minutes a day, whether it’s lifting weights, running, doing yoga or playing sports.
There are lots of different types of exercise, but it’s important to choose ones that are appropriate for your age.
For example, older people should avoid weightlifting because they risk injury.
You should also avoid intense workouts when you have a cold or flu.
Remember that the benefits of working out don’t stop after the workout.
It’s important to continue to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
It’s easy to let the daily grind wear us down and eat away at our health.
Try and do things that keep you engaged with the outside world, even if they’re small things like taking a walk in the park, spending time with friends or going for a run.
Try to be more active than inactive.