I've written a lot posts about fighting the good fight when it comes to diet and fitness. I don't think we have to be less fabulous--inside or out--as we age. As time marches on, we have to be proactive about our health. That means making smart food decisions and NOT letting weight creep on over time.
Years ago I shared my 10 tips for losing weight after the kids arrive. It was a popular post and a popular video. Now I've got a few more tidbits to share. Four ways for moms to diet smarter:
Carry a chic water bottle: Often our thirst is masked as hunger. When you've got a cute water bottle by your side you're more likely to use it, stay hydrated and avoid the afternoon munchies.
Wear a pedometer: My competitive nature kicks in when I wear my Microsoft Band. Seeing my steps rack up makes me happy--and If I'm close to a milestone (let's say 10,000 steps) I am inspired to keep moving.
Add Fish Oil Supplements: I want to keep up my level of fitness, so I use fish oil supplements because they support heart and joint health. According to WebMd, Fish oil is an excellent way to obtain the omega fatty acids, Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Both EPA and DHA support healthy circulation in the body.
Workout harder: I know, you are like me and likely struggling to find time for everything. Good news, I'm not talking about working out LONGER, I'm talking about working out HARDER.
Two ways to boost your fitness:
1. Add in jumping rope to your weight workouts. In between using free weights, do 1 minute reps of jump rope to boost your workout.
2. Add sprints to your run. Once or twice a week add in five sets of 1-minute sprints. It will boost your metabolism AND make you faster.
I told you I always travel with a multivitamin to make sure I'm getting all the nutrients and vitamins I need when I'm away from home. Fish oil is just another easy way to naturally mind my health. Since I'm spending time and money to look after myself, I want the very best supplements. Radiance PLATINUM Fish Oil Softgels are 100% preservative-free. Available exclusively at CVS/pharmacy retail stores nationwide and on www.cvs.com
Adding a supplement is a simple way to tell my body "thank you" for all the hard work it puts in. If I can't work out, it's really hard to maintain my weight and level of fitness. Supplements are an investment in me, and yes, I'm worth it!
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