By Jim Roose,
Managing two jobs at a time is extremely demanding especially when of those jobs is raising a baby. Finding time to do to the gym can be impossible. Here are some exercises that are perfect for working moms as they require a minimal amount of time and produce impressive results.
In a recent study, squats were said to be one of the best exercises for the strengthening of abdominal and leg muscles. Squats also help lose weight, and the best thing about them is that they don’t require any equipment or a gym membership. They can be done at home within ten to fifteen minutes. This makes squats the perfect exercise for busy working moms. To do a proper squat Place your feet hip-width apart. Hinge your waist while keeping your hands and arms forward and slowly lower your waist keeping your knees behind your toes. Go as deep as you can and try to get your thighs parallel to the ground. Now stand back up by pushing on your heels.
Push-ups are a very common and easy exercise, and they require a minimal amount of time to do. Push-ups are multipurpose and work on a large varies of muscle groups. Push-ups can strengthen your chest, abs, and arms. Push-ups can also help you to lose weight and don’t require you to go to the gym. All you need to do is take ten minutes out of your busy schedule and focus on your health. To do a proper push-up start on your hands and toes while keeping your body straight and lifted off the ground. Now lower your hips and chest at the same time by bending your elbows to a 90-degree angle. And finally, push on your hands and lift your body back to the starting position.
Like the exercise mentioned above lunges also are a very effective exercise for working moms. Lunges can strengthen your leg muscles and improve your flexibility and balance. All you have to do is start from a standing position while keeping your body straight and chin raised. Now take a large step forward and lower your hips until both your knees are at 90 degrees. Now stand up and repeat with the alternate leg.
Crunches are believed to be the best exercise for abdominal muscles. As crunches can be done at home without equipment and don’t take too much time they are very useful for busy working moms. To execute a proper crunch lie down with your knees flat on the ground and your knees raised. Place your hands behind your head now lift your upper body up and touch tour knee with the alternate elbow. Now drop back down slowly to the starting position.
Baby Dancing is one of the best exercises for moms with babies. This exercise can be enjoyable for you and the baby and can also help with your cardiovascular health. This exercise can be done while holding your baby in front of you or holding him or her in a baby carrier in front of you. Just put on your favorite music and start dancing slowly while keeping your abs drawn in. Dancing can elevate your heart rate and make your heart healthier. Don’t get too excited try not to spin a lot and avoid bumping.
Jim Roose is a former competitive power lifter and gym owner. He is obsessed with physical fitness and healthy eating. He regularly writes about fitness secrets and much more at Garagegymbuilder