Schools out (almost) which means a week or two of running around after the kids (think about all the calories you can burn) and 2 weeks of trying to resist family pub dinners, takeaways and more! Not only can half-term be detrimental to your diet, but it can also be a stressful (and exhausting) time for parents when it comes to entertaining the kids! That’s why we’ve put together our survival guide to a healthy half-term, to ensure you stay on track and keep calm during the next couple of weeks!
Stay Calm for a Healthy Half-Term
You’re normally just settling into your morning coffee, the kids have been dropped off at school and maybe you’re even doing a little online shopping before your day starts. However, cue half term and suddenly you’re mopping up cereal from the kitchen floor (and walls), there are tears, you’ve got a migraine, oh and it’s not even 9am yet. OK, so it might not be quite this bad (or it might be worse), but school holidays can be stressful. It’s important to take some time to wind down and try and make time for yourself. Try some of the following to de-stress and keep calm this half-term:
- Read a book before bed
- Take a long hot bath once the kids are asleep
- Organise a coffee date with a friend and their kids
- Get up slightly earlier to do a home workout or some light stretching/yoga
The saying “fail to prepare, prepare to fail” can be applied to many areas of life and it couldn’t be more true when it comes to having a healthy half-term with your kids. Plan some fun and exciting activities ahead of time so that each day you’re not fighting a losing battle on trying to decide what to do. The forecast is looking good so plan plenty of outdoor activities to keep them entertained. Plus the more active you are, the more it will benefit you and your goals! Whether it’s a day at the park with a picnic and games, a family sports day at home, a day at the zoo or an outdoor break in the Lake District, these are all great ways to keep the kids entertained.
In addition, planning ahead applies to your eating habits too. If you know you’re going to be out and about a lot this half term, stock up on your favourite products that you can take on the go. All of our bars are high in protein, can be used as a healthy snack or total meal replacement and will keep you satisfied until your next meal. Plus, they come in a delicoius variety of flavours!
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