Let’s face it Dads, life changes when we become parents.
Energy, time, weight, physical and mental health can sometimes take a turn for the worse.
More stress, more responsibility and less time can often leave us feeling fed up and frustrated when it comes to how we look and feel.
But there are ways that we can stay on top of our physical and mental health with a toddler in tow. It doesn’t matter if we want to lose fat, get strong, have more energy or improve our health, we can still make changes.
One easy way to ensure that we burn some extra calories and keep ourselves sane is by walking as much as possible. Doesn’t matter if we push the pram, carry the little one or run after them. All movement is great for the body and mind.
Getting outdoors as much as possible and being active can boost our mood and circulation. Being more active reduces the chances of cardiovascular diseases later in life. We can also reduce our blood pressure and boost our mood by moving regularly
Resistance training is another great way to increase strength, reduce the risk of injury, lose belly fat and improve whatever little sleep we get.
We don’t need to commit to hours in the gym every single week to see the benefits.
Start with some small bodyweight circuits like these.
You can also get your little one involved in your exercise regime. Make it fun for them to watch. Get some music on that you both love and get the calories burning!
Seeing their dad taking care of his health is a great example to toddlers. 10 minutes a day is enough to get started whilst the little one is playing or napping.
Remember, you’re likely to exercise more often when you enjoy it. Pick walking, home workouts, or a mixture of the two.
After a short while, you’ll be stronger, have more energy and will feel better mentally from exercising regularly.