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Tips to Live a Healthier Lifestyle

Busy moms have so many daily activities but that doesn’t change the fact that we all want to feel healthy and empowered to meet our goals. It’s easy for moms to allow personal health to slip through the cracks, especially when caring for kids and acting as the family chauffeur. These simple tips are easy enough to implement into your weekly routine. It definitely takes commitment to make it to the gym for a weekly workout or to plan well-balanced meals but the healthy benefits are worth it!

Tip #1 – Schedule Your Exercise

Moms are master schedulers, balancing dentist appointments, kids’s soccer games, and personal goals and deadlines. Scheduling your workout will make it just as important as the other items on your calendar. Plan your time to regularly exercise and it will more easily happen. Also, increase your chances of working out by dressing in your workout wear. Versatile fitness clothing such as UnderCover WaterWear is casual enough to wear all day, before and after the gym, and even while you go shopping.

When I do regular cardio I feel a lot more energized and able to accomplish my goals for the day. Maintaining a healthy weight also helps other aspects of my health; thyroid, blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and wear and tear on my joints.

Tip #2 – Eat Regular Meals & Healthy Portion Sizes

Healthy eating often means eating the right things in the right amounts. I’m often busy with the kids so I end up eating poorly at random times. Moms need to eat healthy meals packed with grains, dairy, fresh fruits and veggies, and healthy meats. Plan to eat with your kids and prepare everyone a meal to ensure you eat healthy too. Don’t overeat as a stress reliever; exercise can be a great stress reliever too that also helps your body and health. Get out and run, go on a walk with the kids, or ride your bike. Your body will thank you.

Tip #3 – Work Out with Your Kids

Kids need to exercise too and can easily join you to burn off their extra energy. Kids can be good motivators; as they do cartwheels in the field you can run around the track. If your last stop is the playground, the jungle gym can be a great workout space to do chin ups on the monkey bars or step ups on a bench. Jogging strollers are great workout enabler for moms with babies and your baby is always with you!

Work out with your kids - Mommy Scene

Tip #4 – Take Care of Your Skin

Along with exercising and eating healthy, it’s important to take care of your skin. Wear sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun’s rays and regularly moisturize to relieve dry skin. It’s helpful to find a good skincare routine that is effective all year round. Rodan + Fields offers a wide range of products that make dermatology-based skincare available for everyone. Developed by dermatologists, Rodan + Fields aims to empower individuals to enhance and care for their skin. I received several product samples from Rodan + Fields including Micro-Dermabrasion Paste, a high-glide, oil-free formula designed to help promote maximum gentle exfoliation. When used intermittently, this facial helps visibly improve skin tone and texture and smooths away rough spots.

Rodan and Fields dermatology-based skin care - Mommy Scene

If you are looking for a regular skincare routine, Rodan + Fields offers this REDEFINE Regimen which includes a Daily Cleansing Mask, Pore Minimizing Toner, Triple Defense Treatment, and Overnight Restorative Cream. REDEFINE is a comprehensive skincare regimen that layers cosmetic ingredients and potent peptide technology to help defend against and reduce the visible signs of aging for noticeably firmer, smoother, flawless-looking skin. I always notice a difference when I take the time to regularly care for my skin.

I tried out a mini facial from Rodan + Fields that included ENHANCEMENTS Micro-Dermabrasion Paste, REDEFINE Night Renewing Serum, and Lip Renewing Serum.

Rodan and Fields mini facial kit - Mommy Scene

My skin felt so soft after using the micro-dermabrasion paste, which you can use up to 3 times a week for softer skin. I just massaged it on for a 30-60 seconds and rinsed it off. It sloughed off dead skin cells and smoothed out my dry skin, giving me an overall refreshed feeling. My daughter enjoyed trying it out too. We were surprised that the micro-dermabrasion paste smelled sweet and citrusy.

Mommy and daughter facial spa time - Mommy Scene

Rodan and Fields Micro Dermabrasion Paste - Mommy Scene

This is me sans makeup!

I also enjoyed using the REDEFINE Night Renewing Serum which goes on so smoothly or as my daughter said, “so silky!” It rejuvenates and helps improve skin texture and firmness. The REDEFINE Lip Renewing Serum helps reduce the appearance of lip wrinkles and provides overall moisturization.

Dew Puff facial sponges - Mommy Scene

We also used these fun and natural Dew Puff sponges as part of our afternoon facial spa time. Dew Puff face and body cleansing natural sponges are 100% plant-based and made with the konjac root, also known as elephant yam or kon-nyaku in Japanese. When you add water, these natural sponges become exceptionally soft and gently exfoliate while creating a perfect pH balance on the surface of the skin. Regular use brightens and evens your skin tone without irritation.

Dew Puff sponges are hard and dry and become soft when you add water

Dew Puff sponges are a great alternative to washcloths, disposable cotton balls and even your fingers. They come hard and dry in the package and when you add water they turn soft and squishy.

Dew Puff sponges, just add water - Mommy Scene

Dew Puff is the modern version of an ancient Asian beauty secret where these Konjac-based facial cleansing sponges have been used for generations for a clear, beautiful complexion. Tests show that using a Konjac sponge prevents damage and small tears in the skin when compared to washing one’s face with the hands and fingers.

Dew Puff natural plant based sponges for washing your face - Mommy Scene

Dew Puff natural face and body sponges - Mommy Scene

These natural sponges come in Original, Asian Clay for dry skin, and Bamboo Charcoal for oily or blemished skin. I was impressed with the sturdy yet soft texture of these sponges. They have a small loop so you can easily hang them up to dry. I’d definitely recommend checking out these Dew Puff sponges for your morning and evening beauty routine!

Rodan and Fields facial products and Dew Puff natural sponges - Mommy Scene

Tip #5 – Stay Hydrated During Summer Activities

Summer often means a lot of time spent outdoors. While you are biking, hiking and hanging out at the lake, don’t forget to drink water! The sun can be especially dehydrating, even if you are having too much fun to notice. It’s important to also encourage kids to drink 8 cups of water a day. Make drinking liquids fun! Buy flavored water or stock up on Gatorade, one of my kids’ favorite beverages. You can also mix up some yummy fruit or citrus-infused water; a refreshing treat on a hot day.

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How to Live a Healthier Lifestyle - Mommy Scene

Fashionable UnderCover WaterWear

UnderCover WaterWear allows moms to look great and stay comfy while exercising, swimming, or just spending time in the sun. The fabric is made from 80% lycra and 20% spandex. UnderCover WaterWear designs are made in the USA from a special swim material that also offers sun protection. This universal athletic material is non-clingy in the water and dries quickly.

Undercover Water Wear for women - Mommy Scene

This comfortable and stylish athletic wear is versatile enough to wear to yoga class, dropping the kids off at school, and back to your home office. UnderCover WaterWear and versatile fitness apparel is ideal for working out, jogging, biking, or swimming and it looks like casual street attire. UnderCover WaterWear and the UCFit line of clothing includes stylish leggings, full zip-up tops, and long skirts among other colorful and eye-catching designs. You are sure to find a style you love!

I hope you enjoyed our tips for staying healthy, energized and hydrated. It’s always important to take care of yourself while you are also taking care of your family.

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Jodi Armstrong
Jodi Armstrong
5 years ago

this is so me. i try to get dressed in the morning to do everything include working out. the less clothing changes i have to do the more likely i am to workout

5 years ago

Great ideas! I like the tip about working out on the jungle bars of the playground while your kids play.

Jasmine Hewitt
Jasmine Hewitt
5 years ago

Really great tips! I love the colors of that active wear but those skirts seem like they’d get in the way with me,lol

5 years ago

These are some great tips. I need to start with a healthier lifestyle myself. It’s so hard when you have a ton of stuff going on, but I really should schedule it in.

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Mommy Scene - Parenting, Babies and More!
5 years ago
Reply to  Liz

Yes! You definitely have to plan for exercise and eating well.

5 years ago

can’t wait for my kid to be old enough to work out with

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Mommy Scene - Parenting, Babies and More!
5 years ago
Reply to  Ryan

My daughter loves running on the track with me, even at age 4. You can never start healthy lifestyles too early!