Mums use gentle, low impact exercise options to improve their overall health and wellness. If you feel stressed, a 30 minute workout each day can improve your mood. You set a good example for your kids by exercising and will feel more confident each time you achieve a fitness milestone.
Low impact exercise options:
• Build strength
• Boost stamina
• Ease stress naturally
• Help you heal faster
• Help with postnatal depression (PND)
• Reshape and tone your body after pregnancy
Stationary bikes are popular all across Australia. Women can use exercise bikes for fun and cardiovascular exercise while their kids are home.
• Less strain on knees and hips than running
• Heart monitor may be included
• Adjustable speed and resistance
• Unless you go to the gym, you’ll have to buy a recumbent or upright bike for your home
• Less arm action
Gentle exercise such as swimming is recommended for pregnant mums who want to decrease their risk of heart disease and relieve back pain.
• Swimming eases the stress on any part of your body that may be overworked
• Protects joints
• Lower risk of overheating
• Prevents injuries
• Risk of swimmer’s ear
• Chlorine irritates skin
• Hair may become moldy
• Muscle cramps
Ballroom dancing combines turns, twists and complicated steps to help you burn calories.
• Good way to spend quality time with your partner
• Improve flexibility
• Builds stamina
• Good for mental health
• Learning takes time
• Special shoes needed
• Lessons are sometimes expensive
• Classes not always available where you live
Stay-at-home mothers who row may burn as much as 700 calories in an hour.
• Works your whole body
• Use built-in games to race against others
• Less stress on your joints
• Exercise quietly
• Learning curve may deter some mums
• Not ideal for women with injuries
An elliptical trainer has arms that you can push while moving your legs. That means you work your upper and lower body. It’s an excellent form of resistance training that builds strength in your entire body.
• Burn 600 calories or more an hour
• Takes stress off lower back
• Built-in handles work arms
• Special equipment needed
• Not good for women with knee injuries
Stay at home mothers can use TRX suspension training to get a flatter stomach. However, this form of exercise requires that you have some amount of core strength even before you start. Mums who are looking for challenging low-impact exercises can use this to increase their fitness level.
• Build core strength
• Improve flexibility
• Gain power
• Improve balance
• DVD usually needed
• Very challenging for beginners
• Equipment purchase necessary
• Space required for anchor
Mums may enjoy solo walks or spend the time bonding with friends, their kids or even their pets.
Walking is an excellent form of exercise that offers several benefits:
• It’s not strenuous
• Helps you control your weight
• No special gear is required
• Increases your heart rate
• Prevents dementia
• Helps with stiffness in your back
• Increases bone density
• Bad weather can interrupt your schedule
• Wind down time required after vigorous evening walks
• You’ll need reflective gear at night
Earn with Penny Miller While Walking
Several stay-at-home mothers make extra money with Penny Miller while walking. There’s no joining cost to you, so there’s very little risk. Busy mums do Penny Miller for several reasons:
• Extra pocket money
• Work while children are home
• Fits into regular exercise routine
Some mums spend 30 minutes delivering books in the afternoon while they walk. They walk with their kids and pack their catalogues on their pram.
Walking for 30 minutes daily helps with lowering your blood pressure, burning belly fat and balancing your cholesterol levels. Including Penny Miller in your exercise time allows you to earn extra money while doing all that. You can achieve your fitness goals and earn at your own pace.
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