Have you ever noticed that moms don’t take on sickness like the other members of our family? When we get sick, we power through, push forward, make dinner, clean the bathrooms, and still make sure the laundry is clean. Mamas don’t have time for sniffles! So, it’s truly important that we are more proactive when it comes to our health, so we don’t have to deal with head colds or runny noses when we’re on the go.
I’m so proud to partner with CVS/pharmacy for the #StayHealthyWithCVS campaign. I am being sponsored by CVS/pharmacy for my posts and activities, but all opinions expressed are my own, and all product claims or program details shared should be verified at CVS.com or with the appropriate manufacturers.
Get Some Sleep
Most moms are currently reading that heading and are saying “what the heck is sleep?” Yes, we tend to get an abysmal amount of sleep due to all that we are responsible for. We also wait until our families are asleep to clean, read, or just spend time watching our favorite shows. This lessens our own sleep time, and we start to feel sluggish. We also start to become more prone to sickness. Make a point to get at least 7 hours of sleep every night. I’ve fallen in love with the Sleep Cycle app, which wakes me up at the most optimal time of the morning, and shows me the exact of amount of sleep my body needs to function each day. Sleep, Mama.
Take a Multivitamin
I have to admit, I always forget to do this. Multivitamins are an easy way to make sure we are getting all of our daily essentials, without counting calories, vegetables, etc. I mean, I make my kids take a vitamin, but I don’t? Shameful! I now set an afternoon alarm on my phone that reminds me to take my vitamin. If I haven’t, I get up and take it immediately. If I have, I ignore the alert and get all cocky about doing at least one adult thing that day.
If you’re like me, you hate drinking water. If you are really like me, you think it’s extremely silly to drink it in the winter because it’s already cold outside. Cold water + cold weather = a grumpy me. But, since our bodies are made up of about 70% water, it is key that we ingest it. Also, water gives our bodies natural energy, which we need to fight off germs and run after children. Keep a cool looking tumbler of water with you at all times, and you’ll be more likely to drink it.
I can’t count how many times my own mom has told me to up my Vitamin C in the new year. The holidays tend to take a lot out of us, and our bodies are basically inviting germs to come to the party. Scan Facebook the first 2 weeks of January, and you see so many of your mom friends announcing that they are sick. Don’t let it happen to you! Make sure you have vitamin C chewable tablets available to you. Better yet, chew them after you take your multivitamin. Look at all the adulting you’re doing at the start of the new year!
Listen. I’m not an exercise gal. I love a hot yoga session, or a bit of jazzercise, but I’m not a fan of getting up to work out everyday. But, I still do it. Exercise is a great way for moms to give themselves an extended boost of energy for the day, and increase your immune system. I make things easy, and do 15 or 20 minute routines at least 5 times a week. You can find easy, fun and free exercise routines on YouTube.