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Healthy Habits Moms Should Adopt This 2023
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Healthy Habits Moms Should Adopt This 2023

How are you feeling? If you felt burnt out in 2022, you’re not alone. A report on The State of US Mothers in 2022 highlights that 39% of mothers stated that their mental health has worsened compared to 25% of fathers. Many mothers are indeed burning out due to the amount of housework and childcare duties they must fulfill at home, on top of their own responsibilities at work.

While fulfilling these tasks makes you a responsible and loving parent, it’s critical to acknowledge that they can also take a toll on both your physical and mental health. Now that we’re starting a new year, you need to heal the burnout you felt in 2022 by adopting these healthy habits in 2023:

Asking for help

As a mom, it’s understandable that you want to be hands-on with your family. However, you are also an important family member, so it’s all right to take a step back and ask for help in areas you may be struggling with.

For instance, our article entitled ‘How I'm Finally Getting Through Postpartum Depression After 10 Long Months’ shares the inspiring story of a mother who finally sought help for her severe postpartum depression. She was able to seek help from mental health professionals who improved her mental health through a combination of medication and therapy. Likewise, you can also prioritize your health this year by doing the healthy habit of consulting with a medical professional or even simply asking for more help from your spouse.

Working out regularly

Exercise is usually a part of many people's new year's resolutions. But if you’ve struggled to work out regularly, it may be time to invest in a smartwatch.

A survey revealed that people who wear Apple Watches or Fitbits exercise an average of 4.3 days per week compared to non-wearers who work out for an average of three days. Wearing these smartwatches can be quite convenient because it helps you track your progress towards fitness goals, like taking more steps or exercising more regularly. Through this handy gadget, you can remind yourself daily to care for your body by walking or doing a simple aerobic exercise.

Eating healthy foods

Aside from exercising regularly, plenty of people also aspire to eat healthier once another year begins. While trying popular diets that promise fast results may be tempting, you’ll be much healthier this year if you follow a weight loss plan that professionals create.

So instead of trying out fad diets, WeightWatchers shows that trying weight loss plans that are made by nutritionists and behavioral scientists can help you achieve more lasting results. Health professionals can customize meal plans based on your health goals and food preferences, ensuring that you can meet your daily nutrient requirements and enjoy your favorite foods, at the same time. Following a nutritious diet plan can improve your relationship with food and become much healthier this year.

Getting proper rest

You may not get enough rest, especially if you still have a young kid to look after. Unfortunately, lack of sleep can affect your health by affecting your brain function and also your physical health.

To improve both your and your child’s sleeping habits, associate professor Erika Bocknek of Wayne State University states that you should assess your child’s temperament to understand better the duration, quality, and timing of their sleep. By understanding their personal temperaments or age-related experiences, you can set a sleep schedule that works for your entire family. This practice ensures you can properly synchronize your sleeping schedule with your child’s and make the most out of your quiet hours.

Moms need to prioritize their mental and physical health better this year. Through these essential New Year's Resolutions, you'll be more energized, happy, and healthy in 2023.

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Rosetta J

Rosetta James is a part-time writer and full-time mom to two teenagers. Parenting is never an easy task, which is why Rosetta aims to share her tips and tricks with every mother in the community.

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