June 9, 2012
While raising a child can bring a resurgence of joy to your life, it is also a hard and time-demanding task, especially if you are caring for very young children. While it is essential for all seniors to exercise, this is doubly true if you have someone else depending on you. Here are five ways that you can fit exercise into your schedule.
Try walking a few times a week. Whether you stroll around the neighborhood or through the local park, walking is an enjoyable activity that even the youngest child can participate in. You can easily turn this activity into a learning experience by simply pointing out and discussing objects.
Play outside with your grand kids every chance you get. A game of ball or tag is a fun activity that will help keep you in shape. You could also take the kids to the local pool. Swimming is a wonderful low-impact exercise that is good for your health.
Another activity that you can do with small children is riding a bike. There are a lot of tandem bike attachments that will enable you to take children who are old enough to sit up along with you.
Lastly you can work out with resistance bands. Resistance bands are easy to store and transport, so you can get a good strength workout while the kids are asleep or watching television.