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Workout Plans for Busy Parents

Remember, it’s easiest to stick to an exercise plan if you make it an ingrained part of your routine. Maybe one of these strategies can work for you:

  • If you have an infant or toddler, bring the little one along. Use a jogging stroller, a child seat for your bike (with child helmet), or a stroller with “all-terrain” wheels for long walks.
  • Exchange babysitting services with another parent who wants to maintain a regular exercise schedule.
  • With a school age child, look for places where you both can exercise, even though you’re at different skill levels. Examples: A swimming pool, a running track, a community fitness center. Instead of chauffeuring your child to routine activities and events (scout meetings, soccer practice, going to or from school), try biking, jogging or walking together.