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Simple Fitness Tips from Olympic Rower & Mom, Sinead Lynch

Being a busy mom, it's often very hard to find the time, or to muster the energy, to spend some time on ourselves, working on our health and our fitness.

With so much going on in our day to day lives, we often fall back on old excuses for avoiding exercise, such as 'I just don't have time', 'I've too much housework to do', and 'I've had a busy day, I just want to sit down and relax'. Knowing the benefits of regular exercise might encourage you to find time for yourself. Did you know that exercise...

  • Helps controls weight
  • Combats health conditions and diseases
  • Drastically improves your mood
  • Gives you a big energy boost
  • Helps you sleep better
  • Puts the spark back into your sex life (the more you exercise, the better you feel, the more energy you have for bedroom fun!).

And if those benefits aren't enough to encourage you, then maybe hearing from this incredible and inspiring mom will!

Olympic Rower, Team Ireland Member and mom, Sinead Lynch, is an inspiration not only as an athlete but also as a mom. Aged 39, Sinead, is an accomplished athlete, qualified doctor, wife and a mother to three daughters, Clodagh, Molly and Hannah, all under the age of 5.

Sinead’s busy life is one that many mothers can relate to. She understands the importance of having a work life balance – managing her time wisely to allow her to spend as much time with her family whilst still working and training to achieve her Olympic goals.

Whilst not all of us will exercise and train at Olympic level, we too can enjoy the benefits of exercise by following Sinead’s simple tips for staying active during and after pregnancy.

Watch this video for her tips:

At 39, Sinead has qualified for the Olympics for the first time. Throughout her career she has shown strength and determination to achieve her goals, she has faced a number of challenges, however she has called on her inner strength to overcome and achieve her Olympic dream.

Working with Electric Ireland, as part of The Power Within campaign, Sinead, along with the other Team Ireland athletes, are sharing their own stories of how they have overcome disappointment and used their self-belief to realise their dreams of becoming an Olympian.

Each and every member of Team Ireland have reached within themselves to unearth The Power Within. Electric Ireland’s ambition is that these stories will inspire the Irish nation to look within themselves to The Power Within, whether it’s the strength to plough through the final km of a 10km run, to finish the last 5 minutes of that workout DVD or to find the courage to go for that job promotion.

 

You can read more inspiring stories from Team Ireland by searching for the hashtag #ThePowerWithin on social media. Why not share your own stories of accomplishment and determination too? Join the conversation by using the hashtag #ThePowerWithin @ElectricIreland

 

This article has been sponsored by Electric Ireland, who are proud to be the official energy partner to Team Ireland for the Rio Olympics 2016.

About the Author

Editor of eumom.ie, Mairéad Cahalan is a creator of content, a lover of music, red wine and coffee, and a part-time wedding singer! Find her on Twitter, Instagram, Soundcloud and LinkedIn.

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