Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Looking After Yourself When You’re A Busy Mum

Us mums always put our kids first, and rightly so, but that doesn’t mean we should neglect our own health. We always ensure that our kids eat their fruit and vegetables and see a doctor when they're sick, but what about ourselves? As parents, it’s easy to get caught up in your hectic life and schedule and push your own health to the back of the queue.

However busy life may be, we really should be making time to look after ourselves. If you want to be the best parent you can be, taking care of your health is important. You might be busy, but if you end up getting sick, you can’t be there for your kids. So it’s important to make time to take care of yourself even if life is hectic.

Want to know all the best tips and tricks for looking after yourself as a mum when life is crazy busy? Here's 4 top tips for looking after yourself as a busy mum:


Looking After Yourself When You’re A Busy Mum



1 - Keep your body healthy with vitamins
One of the best ways to get all the vitamins and nutrients that your body needs to function properly is by eating a healthy diet. You want to pack your diet with lots of yummy fruits and veggies, to ensure that you’re getting all the goodness you need. Of course, it doesn’t hurt to add vitamins and supplements to your diet. When it comes to staying healthy, sometimes the right supplements are all it takes. Work out what your body is lacking and then select the perfect vitamins or supplements to remedy it.

2 - Put your annual medical checkup in your diary
Don’t put off annual medical checks; they’re done for a reason. Life might be busy, but it’ll only take half an hour to go and get a checkup. Book your appointment in advance and make sure that you put it in your diary so that you don’t forget about it. It might be irritating having to take time out to go for a medical appointment, but it’s crucial that you make time for it. If you don’t want to have to take your little ones with you, make sure to get a babysitter in advance.



Looking After Yourself When You’re A Busy Mum



3 - Use at-home tests to check your health
If you’re worried about something, such as the chances of having a problem with your thyroid, but don’t have time to visit a doctor, you could screen yourself at home. There are lots of companies, like Medichecks, that now offer mail order screening kits for a range of medical conditions. This means that you can test yourself at home, so don’t have to stress about going to the doctor. When you’re a mum with a hectic life, at-home testing can be a great option to have.

4 - Embrace technology
Are you unwell, have you caught the sniffles off your children and now it’s turned into a chest infection or tonsillitis? When you’re feeling rubbish, the last thing that you want is to traipse down to your local doctors with your kids in tow, for an appointment. The good news is that you don’t have to, there are lots of smartphone apps that now offer online doctor’s appointments. These allow you to book an online appointment, video chat a doctor, get diagnosed and get a prescription all without having to leave your house. So there’s no excuse not to see a doctor if you’re feeling unwell.

There you have it, everything that you need to know about looking after yourself when you’re a busy mum. Don’t put your health to the back of your mind, make time to look after yourself.

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