5 top tips for getting the bounce back in your step this January

As busy mums, it’s more than likely that your entire life revolves around your little ones.

Being a mother, while the rewards are endless, can be hugely exhausting.

At times your energy levels probably feel totally depleted, your sleep schedule is less than desirable and you’ve skipped breakfast for months on end.

This can have a negative impact on your health, and a healthy mum is always a happy mum.

That’s why we’ve decided to give you the five best tips for getting the pep back in your step this New Year.


If at all possible, never skip breakfast. It’s the most important meal of the day, and sets the tone for your whole lifestyle.

Getting the kids ready for school can be stressful, to say the least, but it you have snacks ready, this will save you a lot of time. Try cutting up some veggies to carry around in zip-lock bags during the day.

This way, whenever you’re too busy to cook a proper meal, at least you can have healthy goodies with you at all times.

Brush up on your research skills, and find out which foods serve your body in the best possible way.

Nutrition is hugely important in preventing diet-related illnesses down the line such as obesity, diabetes and auto-immune diseases.

It also contributes to your energy levels, not to mention heart and digestive health.

Foods can impact our moods, energy and concentration levels too, which is why we recommend reading the LoveLloyds blog and using their weekly recipes to achieve a holistic healthy you.


Having trouble giving up smoking? You’re not alone. Sometimes a cigarette helps during the most stressful days, but you have to think of your health.

Shockingly, one in every two long term smokers will die of a tobacco related disease, according to HSE's Tobacco Free Control Programme. Over 6,000 smokers a year die from diseases related to the habit.

Nowadays there are so many ways to give up the nicotine addiction, and numerous support systems to get guidance and information. To start, you’ll need a personal reason for quitting.

Optimism and motivation are the best ways to begin, and research shows that a smoker is far more likely to quit with a good support system around them. 


The time you set aside for exercising should be given the same level of importance as work arrangements or parent-teacher meetings.

It’s a great opportunity for you to focus solely on you or, can be used as a way to meet other mums. Try going to a class in your local gym or getting a group of friends together for jogs every week. 

If you’re struggling with fitness and weight loss, having a trainer at the gym can be a massive help.

Of course, not all of us can achieve this, but support for our exercise routine as busy mums with hectic schedules is so important.

Remember to give yourself some credit for taking action with your health, your attitude to holistic living will earn you some amazing benefits down the line.


If you are looking for some advice about healthy eating, diet, mental health and fitness why not try visiting your local LloydsPharmacy.

They’re offering a free eight-week programme from January 7 onwards, with a complimentary diary for managing your health goals.

You can check in with your coach every week to assess your progress, and the initial visit includes checking your blood pressure and body mass index (BMI) as well as a discussion about the individual’s health goals.

This free programme is perfect for us mums looking to get back into the swing of things this January.

Certain supplements can really give your immune system the boost it needs, research has recently discovered that vitamin D deficiency can be linked to depression and mood disorders.

Your LloydsPharmacy coach can help you to find out which supplements would suit you the best, everyone has their own unique needs.


Your skin is your biggest organ and should never be forgotten about. Always keep yourself hydrated, dehydration can affect your body in numerous ways, such as headaches, fatigue or energy loss.

This can take a toll on your skin, which is your first line of defence. Blemishes, dry skin or oily skin are all signals which your skin is sending you regarding your health, it’s best to listen to them.

Make sure you protect your skin from the sun, always use sun cream, and after-sun lotion whenever possible.

This will hugely decrease the risk of skin cancer and protecting your skin will give you that radiant glow all mums deserve.

Try these five simple tips to change your lifestyle this year, we guarantee that you’ll soon be feeling the difference.

Why not get your bounce back so you can keep up with the seemingly endless energy of your little ones?

Self-care is the way forward for mums in 2019.

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