Pregnancy and motherhood can definitely lead to weight gain, but there are many reasons being a mom can make you a healthier person. Aside from eating right and exercising to set a good example for your children, all that running around and cleaning up burns tons of calories. Curious to know how many? Check out the chart below.
|Running after/playing with kids (20 min.)|
|Playing outdoor games like hopscotch or dodgeball (30 min.)|
|Carrying your infant on a walk (30 min.)|
|Walking while pushing a stroller (30 min.)|
|Picking up toys (10 min.)|
|Vacuuming up the plant, food, sand or whatever else your toddler dumped over (10 min.)|
|Mopping up milk, maple syrup, and other spills (10 min.)|
|Washing dishes (10 min.)|
|Sleeping while they nap (45 min.)|
|Putting away groceries (10 min.)|
|Dance party to The Wiggles in the living room (15 min.)|
|Reading stories before bed (10 min.)|
Aside from burning all those calories, here are some other tips to prevent momma weight gain.