As a mom, how can I find time to exercise?
Finding time to exercise is vital for a busy mom's health, and it also sets a great example for kids. Watch as family physician Gretchen Phillips, MD, describes ways to get the whole family moving, and how moms can sneak exercise into their day.
[MUSIC PLAYING] A lot of times, my day doesn't get hectic until I get home from work. And there's not time to exercise so I
try to get my exercise in during my workday.
Finding time to exercise for yourself is vital to keep yourself healthy. But when you exercise, you're also
an example for your kids of living healthy and staying active. So one of the ways that you can find time is to involve your kids,
After dinner, don't turn on the TV. Turn on some music and have a dance party. Even 15 or 20 minutes, get everybody dancing around.
My kids are of all ages, they all participate to the level that they can, and we use everybody's music.
You can also take the kids for a walk. Put the kids in a jogging stroller. Even if you can't jog, take a brisk walk.
Find a way to bike with your kids. Rollerblade . Or if you don't want your kids around, take a walk by yourself.
A lot of times, my day doesn't get hectic until I get home from work. And there's not time to exercise so I
try to get my exercise in during my workday. I can exercise over my lunch hour, take a walk outside, or try to do some exercises in my office.
But really, it's little pieces of exercise that are easy to work in. Do some Squats in the office.
Try some yoga stretches. Keep some light hand barbells under your desk and do some arm work or some shoulder work
in between clients or in between cases. There's always ways that you can work in a little bit something
to keep yourself moving. [AUDIO LOGO]
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