Guest Post by Kelly of Generation Cedar
I am a busy mom. I just gave birth to my tenth child. I almost had him in the car, but we did slide in on two tires in the nick of time to get me to my room. At home now, juggling the demands of a large family, healing from childbirth and adjusting to a new little person has me feeling a bit overwhelmed, which is normal.
But I’m more aware now than ever of the importance of my health, not only for helping me regain strength after a baby, but also for maintaining the energy I need to be the homemaker in this buzzing household that I need to be.
I actually remembered that I had written the ebook, Easy Health for Busy Moms, and thought it would be a good idea to read that again. I’m so glad I did! It was the inspiration and reminder I needed to begin my road back to health and regain some much-needed energy.
It also reminded me of so many little changes I can make in our family’s diet that helps keep everyone feeling their best.
If you are a busy mom, chances are you have put your health on the back-burner from necessity and lack of time. Don’t do that! There are many things you can do to boost your health without sacrificing too much time and money.
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Here are five easy health tips for busy moms that I’ve implemented back into my routine:
Touted to be one of the best overall exercises for the whole body (including cancer-prevention), it only takes 5 minutes a day.
2. Squeezing lemon in my water
Highly alkalizing, lemon-water helps to balance your body’s pH; a very important part of avoiding illness.
3. Getting sunshine every day
Most women are deficient in vitamin D. It is vital for too many things to list here. Enjoy some quiet time in the sun and remember the benefits to your body.
4. Adding spinach to fruit smoothies and juice
Iron-deficiency is the cause of much fatigue among women (I have dealt with this chronically). Just being more conscious of adding iron-rich foods to your diet can make a big difference in the way you feel.
5. Taking magnesium
Magnesium is another super important mineral with too many benefits to name, but include relief from menopausal and PMS symptoms, body temperature regulation, detoxification, energy production, and the formation of healthy bones and teeth.
I’m also remembering my super foods (listed in the book) and adding them to our meals in every way possible. Already I feel so energized! And with ten kids at the age of 40, that’s a really good thing.
What are some of your easy tips for keeping in optimal health?
For LOTS more healthy habits, substitutions and recipes, plus a bonus herb section, check out Easy Health for Busy Moms. Your body will thank you!
Kelly and her husband Aaron live in the South, raising their ten children, enjoying an entrepreneurial way of life on a small farm. Kelly is an author and blogger at Generation Cedar where she strives to encourage women to embrace their freedom and power in God’s design for their lives. Once steeped in feminist thought then given beauty for ashes, Kelly now enjoys the ever-sanctifying work of Christ that has brought enlightenment and freedom, as well as a passion for teaching others about their identity in Christ and the work He longs to do through His church. Her most recent book, When Motherhood Feels Too Hard, has received rave reviews as a powerful, vision-renewing devotional to inspire, encourage and cheer on the “life-shapers” of the next generation.
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