Wellness Tips from a Leading Olympian… LAURA KENNY

  • Start your day right

“I make sure I am incorporating delicious and nutritious meals into not only my diet, but also Albie’s. I would say breakfast is key, so we start the day with a bowl of Quaker Oats as they are packed with nutrition that aids gut and heart health.”

  • Stay organised and plan as much as you can

“No day is the same. I wake up at 6 AM and set Albie up for his day which can take up most of my time in the mornings. So I need to make breakfast count.”

  • Stay fit and well

“Don’t feel pressured to start the gym ASAP after having a baby. But, if you are anything like me, keeping fit is essential for you mental and physical wellbeing. I started small with jogging and light bike rides – anything that helped increase my serotonin levels. Eventually working back up to training full time again. It wasn’t easy, but with the right attitude and strength you will get there.”

  • Don’t stress or do everything by yourself

“I always think new parents put a lot of pressure on themselves to make sure they’re the perfect mothers and fathers. However, it’s important to remember you are only human. Use all the people you have in your life like family or friends to give you a hand when things get overwhelming – because, they can!”

  • Don’t beat yourself up

“Being a mum come with a whole host of challenges, you’re constantly running around and most the time on little sleep, which can be exhausting. I’m a professional cyclist but even for me, there are some days where I just don’t want to go out and train. Listen to your body and don’t beat yourself up about missing a session.”

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