Most people realize that exercise and a healthy lifestyle are important. Moms want to be around to meet their grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and we have a better chance of that if we take care of our bodies now. For years, we’ve all been told that keeping active will give us more energy to play with our kids. Let’s face it, more energy is a pretty enticing offer for most parents. Possibly even better, it will teach our children to lead more healthy lives. Really, who can argue with the wonderful effects of exercise? If we weren’t so strapped for time, I think moms would have organized daily workouts in cities and towns all over the country. In fact, let’s try to get that started, I need some motivation.
Now, medical research is coming out that gives even more reasons for women in general and moms in particular to get active. For starters, exercise makes middle-aged women happier. Who doesn’t want to be happier? If you’re sitting at home, debating whether or not to pull out your gym shoes and head to the elliptical, click through this gallery for a few more perks from regular exercise. Let this new research inspire you to get out even more! Whether you head to the gym, try to get outdoors or do an easy, at-home workout with the kids, the most important thing is to be active. Healthy moms make healthy kids and that’s one goal that we all share.
We all know that exercise is good for us, but it never hurts to have a few more reasons to make a healthy lifestyle a priority. Here are some good ones: