Exercise health – Fitting exercise around day to day life

Q: When is the best time to exercise so that I can fit it in around looking after my two small children?

Answer from Nicki Waterman

There's no 'right' time to exercise but you need to schedule realistic workout times, based on your lifestyle. If you're an early bird, why not set your alarm clock a bit earlier so you can get up and work out before the kids are up? It'll leave you feeling more energised for the rest of the day. Or some mums find that an evening workout can help them unwind after a busy day.

If you have a baby jogger you can work out when you're taking the kids for a walk, or invest in some workout dvds so you can workout in the living room (and keep an eye on them at the same time). And don't think of exercise as something you have to do – find an activity you enjoy and will want to do on a continual basis. Best of luck! (www.nickiwaterman.com)

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