A Busy Mum’s Guide to Staying Healthy – April Laugh

Struggling to stay healthy while managing work and being a super mum? Discover my tips on healthy meal plans and more to take control of your lifestyle!

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It can be tricky to balance a hectic lifestyle with healthy living, especially when you’re a busy mum! There are so many easy, but unhealthy, food options out there, and the thought of exercise can sometimes seem like too much. However, once you set some long-term goals and develop a healthy eating plan, you can make it part of your everyday life. 

If you’re a busy mum looking for ways to stay healthy, this guide is the one for you! From doing your research to treating yourself to a vegan chocolate cake, it’s a lot easier when you know how.Do your research

One of the most powerful tools when it comes to staying healthy is to gain knowledge. The more you know about a healthy lifestyle – whether that is eating healthy on a budgetor how to lose weight after giving birth– the more likely you are to sustain it. A switch can seem a little daunting, but once you’ve done your research, you’ll realise that you’ve got this! 

  • Make healthy meal plans

A healthy weekly meal planis vital for any busy mum. As you’ll no doubt know, a normal week dishes out all kinds of issues and scenarios to throw you off track, but once you’ve got something written down, you’re far more likely to commit to it. 

It’ll take a little time at first, but once you’ve got a template of your 7-day healthy eating planand your own routine, it becomes a lot quicker. And you can base your shopping around it, especially if you include the rest of the family! That’ll save time and money in the long run.

  • Find time to exercise
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Healthy eating is a massive part of a healthy lifestyle, but exercise is just as important. And when you combine the two, the benefits increase quickly. The best way to think about exercise is to take it easy at first, doing that which you can handle fairly easily. Then, gradually, you can build it up.

The trick is to do a little more each week and, before you know it, you’ll be able to work out for longer and harder. Once you’ve been on your plan for a few weeks it’ll become part of your routine and you’ll actually start looking forward to it. 

  • Don’t forget to treat yourself

Just because you’re embarking on a healthy lifestyle, that doesn’t mean that you can’t treat yourself every now and then. If you feel like you want those treats to be a little less unhealthy, great! A vegan chocolate cake, for example, gives you the right blend of being delicious and a little lighter – something indulgent for your sweet tooth, with healthier options included.

The secret to a healthy lifestyle change is to think long-term and take things at a pace that you can handle. Forget about making drastic changes overnight and quick fixes – give yourself the chance to incorporate a healthy diet planand exercise into your busy lifestyle. 

Enjoy the rewards!

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