The Mom Olympics
By Steve Dozois, LMT, Worcester Fitness
Here at Worcester Fitness, everyone is an athlete. Today I'd like to highlight the moms who do so much in what I call the Mom Olympics. One big difference from the real Olympics is that mom's don't compete for medals or even recognition. Many moms out there may not consider themselves athletes if they don't get to the gym often or have any other regular fitness training, but I'd argue otherwise!
Every Day Power Moves
Here are just a few things that mom's do or have done regularly that require some physical activity that don't include fitness training. Carrying babies and toddlers, bags, and bags, and bags! Racing strollers from place to place, lugging kids in and out of the car to all kinds of events like sports, dance, gymnastics, play groups, school, and more. There is the constant running around the house to get things for the rest of the family, cleaning up after everyone, and hurdling over toys.
Every Day Lifting
Some moms spend half the day cleaning the house until they can't clean any more. Shopping for groceries and preparing the meals can often be a contact sport, especially when their kids are around. Think of all the heavy lifting involved with doing the laundry!
Now, I know not all moms do all of these things and sometimes they have help, but let's face it...all of our mom's deserve a gold medal for everything they do every day.