Having a baby changes everything, and the resulting lack of sleep and general stress can contribute to a decline in overall wellness. Here are some ways new parents can prevent bad habits and maintain good health
  1. Work exercise into your busy schedule by investing in a jog stroller, some mommy/baby yoga videos, or a Moby wrap to bring your child along as you swim laps.
  2. Portion control is key, so eat several small servings of your placenta throughout the day rather than gobbling it all in one sitting.
  3. Always stay hydrated, as time spent in the bathroom will be your only respite.
  4. Convey your fitness goals to your newborn so he or she can hold you accountable.
  5. To facilitate a better night’s rest, purchase a monitor so your child knows to be quiet when you are asleep.
  6. Take a look at your chunky baby. Disgusting, right? You don’t want to end up like that.
  7. Instead of high-calorie cakes with sugary frostings, celebrate your child’s milestones with a hearty handshake.
  8. No one’s perfect. It’s all right to have a cheat day here and there as long as you commit to turning things around once your child heads off to college.