Don’t Let the Stress of Back to School Derail Your Fitness
Nowadays, it’s not just kids who are getting the back to school jitters. It’s parents too! A recent survey conducted by Care.com revealed that 55 percent of parents feel more stressed during the back to school season and more than 30 percent experience significant anxiety over it.
By September, bonfires, barbeques and beach days are just warm memories of a great summer. For many the fall means rigid schedules, new logistics to juggle and heavier workloads. And, with about 70 percent of kids participating in extracurricular activities according to Pew Research, family schedules can fill up so quickly that it can seem almost impossible to have time for anything else.
For anyone trying to stick to a fitness routine, back to school can be especially challenging. It’s easy to put off working out in favor of another activity or event that may seem more important. Of course you can’t be in two places at once and sometimes something has to give. But skipping multiple workouts can put you on a slippery slope that’s hard to climb back up. Follow these guidelines keep your fitness on track:
5 Quick and Healthy Meals for School Nights
Make your school nights simple with these 5 meal ideas.
Ingredients: 1 small sweet onion, 4 oz. baby carrots, 4 mini sweet peppers, 1 cup of whole wheat bread crumbs, 1 egg, ½ cup of mild bbq sauce (try Annie’s Organic BBQ sauce), 1 lb of ground turkey
- Place the onion, carrots and peppers in a food processor to chop finely
- Combine the egg, breadcrumbs, turkey and BBQ sauce and mix well
- Form into golf ball sized portions and place them in a baking dish
- Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes