Health and Wellness Essentials

Simple equipment for at-home workouts.

Yoga Mat

Easy to roll out and roll up for storage.

Hydro Flask

Keeps drinks cold with ice all day!

Hand Weights

Add just a little intensity to simple at-home exercise!

Fit Bit Activity Tracker

An easy way to remind yourself to stay active and track your progress.

Simple Health and Exercise

Do you have 10 minutes? If you can’t seem to find enough time in the day to hit the gym, consider taking just 10 minutes. I have combed the web to find simple exercise plans for the busy mom with little time.

 

Get Out and Go!


While at-home exercises are convenient for the busy mom or tired dad, often a reason to get out of the house is in order. The fresh, crisp air and change of scenery does wonders to clear your head of the trivial things of each day. Consider taking a short run at whatever time works with your family schedule or even joining friends to play a favorite sport once a week. A little competitive play might be just what you need for your body, mind, and soul.

 

Simple Nutrition


Bread or no bread? Red meat or fish? With all of the fad diets, medical diets, and “this will change your life” diets, it is hard to know what to eat! Here are a few tips to help you navigate the maze of healthy eating.

  1. Focus on what you “should” eat, instead of only trying to avoid the “should nots.” ChooseMyPlate.gov gives great advice for making better food choices.

  2. Quick snacks can be loaded with sugars and empty calories. Find healthy alternatives of veggies, whole grains, and lean protein. Prepare snack-size portions, so that you can grab-and-go when the munchies hit. Visit this helpful article with 10 Tips for Healthy Snacking.

  3. Choose to eat the foods that will help you look and feel better. The French fries might taste great, but in an hour, you’ll feel sluggish and might even have heartburn. Do you really want to feel this way? Here are some facts to think about as you strive to improve how you feel with the added bonus of improving how you look.

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