Moms today have stepped into a hundred roles. A woman’s job is no longer just limited to tending to the kids and making sure there is cooked meal on the table. Aside from being homemakers, we have become teachers, businesswomen, bakers, community leaders, and so much more.
Moreover, we have joined the workforce and contribute to making ends meet for our families. Working moms are part of almost every industry, which is the reason for the development of more laws protecting women in the workplace.
However, juggling work, family and all the other task we have embraced can seriously take a toll on our health. Though it may seem selfless always to put your family and other responsibilities first, taking care of yourself should also be a priority. So here are a few effortless tips for working moms like you and me to stay healthy:
1. Never starve yourself
Skipping a meal here and there may seem harmless but doing so may actually put your health at risk. Yes, we have a dozen of things to do, and about a hundred more tasks waiting to be accomplished, but you should never let yourself go hungry. However, running on caffeine alone is certainly not the best option.
If you can’t get yourself a full meal, then settle for frequent small bites like sandwiches or biscuits. You need a reasonable amount of sugar every three or four hours. So, if you don’t have the time to sit down and eat lunch, pack a healthy tuna sandwich or an apple you munch on whenever you feel hungry.
2. Don’t overeat
Dealing with a myriad of things can be stressful, which can pose a number of health issues like insomnia, depression, diabetes, and heart disease. Moreover, people cope differently to stress; some lose their appetite while others gobble as much food they can get their hands to.
Yes, it is unhealthy to not eat, but it is also not good to overeat. Choose food that not only makes you feel good but also helps you stay in shape. There are a number of recipes online that are easy to prepare, affordable and tastes just as delicious as fast food.
Filling up with water will not only help you from devouring three more cupcakes but it essentially offers more health benefits than you know. Drinking a reasonable amount of water helps with your brain function and affects your energy levels. It also regulates digestion and aids with constipation.
4. Move around
Office work may not always provide you with the physical activity your body needs. Well, you do not need to go to the gym to exercise. Simply taking the stairs instead of the elevator lets you do a little cardio or may be keeping your glass half full so you can stand up and walk from the water container every now and then.
5. Surround yourself with the right people
Sometimes, the people around us can be more intoxicating than the food we put into our mouth. So, do away with negativity. Try to distance yourself from people who make you feel angry, lonely, or less about yourself. Yes, these feelings are normal but dwelling on them more than you should have will only bring you anxiety and constant worry. Choose to be positive and everything else will be.