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As moms we often put the needs of our family before ourselves. And while this is done with the best of intentions, sometimes we do need to be a little selfish. When it comes to our personal health, I think it’s definitely okay to be a little selfish and put our own needs first. And yes, I am plenty of guilty of doing this but when it comes to my health, I really do need to think about myself. That’s why I’m sharing my tips on motherhood for staying healthy – so I can be at my best for both for my own sake and for my family.

As moms we tend to put the needs of our family before ourselves. But sometimes it's okay to be a little selfish, especially when it comes to our health. Today I'm sharing my motherhood tips for staying healthy.

What does it mean to be “healthy”?

So we know that it’s important to be healthy but what does it mean to be healthy? Is it about physical health, mental health, spiritual health, or a combination? Should we focus on one more than the others or go for a balance? For purposes of this post, we’re going to focus on physical health and what it entails.

Physical health includes:

  • fitness and physical activity
  • a balanced diet
  • plenty of sleep
  • regular visits to the doctor

It’s important for us, as moms, to maintain good physical health so we can be at our best- both for ourselves and for our family. By staying physically healthy, we are also setting a good example for our children.

We’ll definitely talk about sleep in a later post, so today we’re going to focus on fitness and a balanced diet.

Incorporating Daily Fitness

With only 24 hours in a day (and less that for useable hours since we do need to sleep), how are we supposed to get daily fitness in? Sure, running after a busy toddler or preschooler may seem like exercise enough but there are definitely plenty of ways to get some fitness in every day.

  • Mommy and me swim lessons (or mommy and me yoga)
  • Fitness routines that you can do at home
  • Daily walks
  • Playing on the playground
  • Jump rope

And there are other numerous ways to get your daily exercise in. For me, personally, I attempted to start yoga at home.  I say attempt because I haven’t gotten very far. I do try to take daily walks with Squeaker and I’m also looking into a mommy and me swim class.

Maintaining a Balanced Diet

As part of our Ditch the Junk challenge, we began reducing our sugar intake as a part of our healthier eating habits. We already cook most of our meals at home so we can better control what’s going into our food. This helps, somewhat, with getting a balanced diet and making sure that we’re taking care of ourselves.

But just what is a balanced diet?

A balance diet contains:

  • carbohydrates
  • healthy fats
  • fruits and vegetables
  • protein
  • fiber

A balanced diet could also be about portion control. Or about having five small meals instead of three big meals.

What else could a balanced diet include?


how to boost your digestive health

But just what are probiotics and are they really that important?

If you’re like me and you’ve seen the commercials, you may be a little more than skeptical about whether or not taking a daily probiotic is worth it. Believe me this was something I questioned… even as I was taking steps to becoming healthier.

Probiotics are believed to assist the body’s digestive system and are sometimes recommended by physicians. More frequently, however, probiotics are recommended by nutritionists as part of a healthy, well balanced diet program. Some theories even exist that suggest these dietary supplements may help to strengthen the immune system.

I was recently given the opportunity to incorporate Align Probiotic into my daily routine. Align Probiotic helps maintain your digestive system’s natural balance. *

align probiotics for digestive health

Every morning for a week, after having breakfast and just after brushing my teeth, I took one of my Align Probiotic.

align probiotics daily for digestive health

After one week, the difference was subtle but definitely noticeable. And it was enough for me to be convinced that I should continue taking my Align Probiotic for the rest of the month.

If you’d like to add Align Probiotic to your daily routine, head to Target and save 15% on Align Probiotic products using Target’s Cartwheel app. Offer ends 7/19.

As moms we should do our best to take care of ourselves, even if it does mean being a little selfish. I hope that you’ve found today’s motherhood tips for staying healthy useful.

*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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Kori is a late diagnosed autistic/ADHD mom. She is currently located in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodiverse family. Her older daughter is non-speaking autistic (and also has ADHD and Anxiety) and her youngest daughter is HSP/Gifted. A blogger, podcaster, writer, product creator, and coach; Kori shares autism family life- the highs, lows, messy, and real. Kori brings her own life experiences as an autistic woman combined with her adventures in momming to bring you the day-to-day of her life at home. Kori is on a mission to empower moms of autistic children to make informed parenting decisions with confidence and conviction.

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Joyce @ My Stay At Home Adventures
8 years ago

Thanks for the tips. As a mom I tend to put myself last and sadly this include my health. One of the is lack of sleep among other things. I have heard many good things about Align and after reading this I’m going to check it out. I really need to make sure that I put my health on top of my list and practice what I preach my boys.