How To Balance Your Health And Back-To-School Madness
If you are a parent of kid going back to school, you know the madness that can ensue when fall starts rolling around. Between juggling work, school shopping lists, after school activities, homework help, and family demands — it’s no wonder you’re feeling stretched thin.
To help stay on top of your tight schedule, you need to prepare ahead of time to ensure that things like workouts and healthy eating for you and your kids don’t slip through the cracks.
Keep Healthy Snacks on Hand
When you are busy shuttling kids between practices and your next real meal seems hours away, it pays to have healthy snacks on hand. These healthy back-to-school snacks will fuel you and your kids up for a busy day full of activity.
Don’t Break Your Workout Routine
Finding time to work out as your family adjusts back to the school schedule can sometimes be a challenge. The days are getting shorter, and the temperatures are dropping, but that doesn’t mean you can or should skip your workout. Bowflex Fitness Advisor Tom Holland created a back-to-school bodyweight workout that you can easily squeeze in when you have a few moments to yourself.
Meal Prep Breakfast
With less time and more people to get out the door each morning, breakfast can sometimes take an unfortunate back seat to your busy schedule — leaving you feeling tired around mid-morning. Prioritizing time to meal prep healthy breakfasts earlier in the week can help you reduce stress in the morning when you are struggling to leave the house on time. Registered Dietician and Bowflex Insider Contributor Erin Kuh shared two healthy and easy meal prep options to ensure you are properly fueled for the day ahead.
After work when you are juggling practice, kids’ homework and dinner, it can be easy to pick a quick, not-so-nutritious dinner option. Most of the time that option comes from a drive-through window or plastic container and leaves you feeling slightly off and lethargic. Take the hassle out of dinner by preparing easy one-pan options like chicken, potatoes, and veggies for a well-rounded, low-mess option that will leave you feeling satisfied instead of sluggish.