How do I fit exercise into my day?

There just aren’t enough hours in the day are there? Most of us lead very busy lives, leaving very little time for ourselves. However, when you are having a baby or are a new mum it is essential to make time for exercise – for your physical and mental well-being.

Even if you can only squeeze in ten minutes a day with a short walk, that’s better than nothing. Just focus on the areas of your body you want to work on. If you are a ‘morning person’ try getting up earlier than usual, otherwise try a workout while your baby is having a nap, before or after work, or fit in a quick session before dinner.

Let your family and friends know how important exercise is to you and try to build it in to your weekly routine. Once they know, your nearest and dearest may well offer to help out with babysitting or dinner-making to free up some of your precious time.

Accept that every week will probably be different and you may not be able to organise regular exercise slots (a little tricky if you are someone who likes their routines), but build activity and healthy choices into your everyday life and you’ll start to see real results.

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