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Integrating your workout regime into your household chores

Most of us know that exercise is an important part of staying fit and healthy. But for busy stay-at-home mums, finding the optimal 30 minutes of exercise a day can be challenging. When juggling the kid’s soccer practice with household chores like cooking and cleaning, the thought of starting an exercise program may seem overwhelming. But dedicating 30 minutes of your day to exercise doesn't have to be so hard.

Here are a few ways for you to incorporate that much needed exercise into your daily routine as a stay-at-home mum!

Start the morning with a brisk walk

Aim to wake up at the same time every day and go for a brisk walk. This is perfect when you have older kids, as you can leave them to make themselves breakfast and start getting ready for school. If you have younger children, bring them with you in stroller. This will make for an even better cardio work out. Going for a walk is not only a great way to get active, it’s also a positive and enjoyable way to start to your day.

Play with your kids 

Not only are you giving your children some of that much needed attention but a simple game of tag at the park is also a great way to exercise and burn calories. Physical activity doesn't have to be torture, and with this technique, it can be fun for the whole family.

Take the stairs 

You’ve heard it before and we’ll say it again - whenever you have the choice between the stairs or an elevator, choose the stairs! Instead of passively standing in a box waiting for the doors to slide open, you are burning calories and working your heart when you use the stairs to reach those upper and lower floors.

Turn your housework into exercise

When vacuuming you should use your arms, back and abdominal muscles to propel the vacuum over the carpet. When loading the dishwasher, maintain good posture as you are bending and straightening and keep your abs tight. Mopping floors, cleaning a bathtub, gardening and mowing are also a few household chores that burn calories. By incorporating exercise into your daily chores, you won’t even notice you’re doing it.

Find ways to bring the gym to you

With so many things to juggle, who has time to go the gym every day? As a stay-at-home mum, the best way of achieving those crucial 30 minutes of daily exercise is to bring the gym to you. CardioTech stock the best in treadmills and home fitness equipment in Australia. With over 100 locations across the country, CardioTech are the most trusted fitness equipment company among stay-at-home mums. With most deliveries up to 48 hours and packages starting at just $10 a week, having your very own home gym fitness equipment is easy and affordable. If you’re struggling to integrate those 30 minutes of exercise a day, contact CardioTech on 1300 13 55 96.

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