As people age they tend to spend a bit more time focusing on their health. It’s a natural state of things, but it’s one that some take to better than others. Some parents do it for their children, so they’ve got the energy to keep up with little ones. Some do it because they know they need to make a change and others do it simply to try and keep an element of fitness in their lives.
What works for others might not for you and some trial and error might be necessary, but here are some simple healthy habits for parents to help you feel better.
Kick Booze To The Curb
Alcohol consumption always has an impact on people’s health, but it has more of an impact as you get older. When young, it seems like alcohol doesn’t have much of an effect at all. However, as you age, you may notice that your body doesn’t respond well the next day and you need a Hangover IV just to function.
You may not be ready to stop drinking alcohol, but there are things you can do to ensure it doesn’t totally write off the next day. So sure, go out with your friends, but you can do so knowing the next day will be a good one too.
For starters, drink water between each drink. If you drink an equal amount of water between each drink you’ll water the alcohol down and ensure your hangover isn’t as bad. Eating properly beforehand and sleeping well afterwards can help too, along with some good supplements. Switching from spirits to drink with less of a concentration can help too.
Make Time For You
Time for yourself is really important as a parent. It helps you appreciate your children even more. They do say absence makes the heart stronger. It goes beyond this though. Everyone needs time for themselves. Whether it’s time to exercise, time to play some games or time to socialise with your friends.
It can be hard to make time for yourself as a parent, especially as a single parent. But it’s one of the most important things you can do. That distance, that ability to look after yourself helps make everything else fall into place and perspective.
Destroy Those Aches And Pains
Feeling rough in places you never knew existed? It can happen when you’ve got kids. There are ways to help you though. Getting rid of these pains will ensure you have a happier life. Less pain is always a good thing, but you’ll have better sleep and be able to train without wincing. Get into a new routine.
First, ensure that you stretch properly before working out, along with in the morning and night. Then you should consider a pulse gun to help ease out the pain, as well as a professional massage to really flatten out those muscle kinks.
If you suffer from acute muscle pain, consult with your physician, a chiropractor or consider improving your lean muscle mass and strength.
Make Sure You are Getting Rest
With young kids around the house, you have to find time to get some sleep. It is likely that you laughed out loud at that comment. However, it is the most important aspect.
Hopefully you have some help via your spouse or partner where you can alternate nights of responsibility especially if you are both working. Otherwise try to give your partner a night off on the weekends or ask for help from family and friends. One night of rest is better than running on fumes.
All in all, you need to find little ways to keep yourself healthy so you can provide for your family. Do some of these small things to start making healthy choices. Hopefully the kids will pick up on them too!