Remember, it's easiest to stick to an exercise plan if you make it an ingrained part of your routine. Maybe one of these strategies can work for you:

  • If you have an infant or toddler, bring the little one along. Use a jogging stroller, a child seat for your bike (with child helmet), or a stroller with "all-terrain" wheels for long walks.
  • Exchange babysitting services with another parent who wants to maintain a regular exercise schedule.
  • With a school age child, look for places where you both can exercise, even though you're at different skill levels. Examples: A swimming pool, a running track, a community fitness center. Instead of chauffeuring your child to routine activities and events (scout meetings, soccer practice, going to or from school), try biking, jogging or walking together.