Mother’s Day - 5 healthy hacks for moms who want to live their best lives
Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful mothers out there, to celebrate you and your health, here are healthy habits every mom out there should live by
Mother’s Day is a special day where we honour, celebrate and show love towards our mothers - which is something we should, in fact, be doing on a daily basis, but it’s pretty awesome that there is an actual day where our moms can sit on the pedestal of love they so deserve.
If you are a mom, then your health probably takes a back seat as you are always caring and making meals for your family. While being a good mom means caring and looking after others, there are a few things you can do to take care of yourself.
Whether you are celebrating your own beloved mom or another special woman in your life, then there is no better way to show your love than motivating your mother to put herself first in living a healthier and in turn, happier life. After cooking her a delicious breakfast, of course. If you want some great ideas for food inspiration click here.
Making a few small changes in your life (nothing drastic) and making sure you stick to these can work wonders for your mental and physical wellbeing.
1. Eat your greens!
It’s something so many moms have said on repeat to their kids, but its time to take their own advice!
Instead of grabbing that cereal bar, a packet of crisps or ordering some fast food when you are in a hurry for something to eat, rather opt for an apple, fruit salad or better yet, a smoothie.
Fruits and veggies are great for your health.
It’s best to cut back on foods that are highly processed (such as bread), high in salt, sugar or fat.
Did you know that including fruits and veggies in your diet will reduce your risk of cancer and other serious health issues?
2. Get active
Physical activity has so many wonderful benefits. Just 30 minutes of exercise a day can make a world of difference.
Here are some of the amazing benefits of exercising:
● Helps to control your weight
● Reduces your risk of heart disease
● Reduces your risk of cancer
● Reduces your risk of diabetes
● Helps to strengthen your muscles and bones
● Improves your mental health and overall mood
● Might increase your lifespan
If you want a little inspiration on some quick and easy ways to get in a workout, then click here!
3. Don’t forget about your beauty sleep
Some experts have said that being a mom is the same as working 2.5 jobs - which seems about right!
This means that you need sleep when you are a mom more than ever!
A lack of sleep can lead to mood swings, depression, health issues and obesity.
You need to get at least 8 hours of sleep a night. Which is not always easy for the best of us, but try to put your sleep first whenever you can. Your health and overall wellbeing will thank you for it!
4. Put your happiness first
The key to being happy is managing your stress.
Try out some new ways to manage your levels of stress such as breathing exercises, yoga, meditation or even just a long walk to clear your mind.
As a mom, stress is something you will deal with on a daily basis, but the trick is knowing what to stress over and what to let pass over you.
Try to observe your stressful thoughts rather than absorbing them. Observe don’t absorb. Let them pass by like clouds and know how to handle the more serious matters in productive ways.
5. Go for regular health checkups
Finding the time to go to your doctor for a check-up can be tricky, to say the least.
But you need to ensure your health is in check so that you can look after the health of your loved ones and family.
Breast cancer screenings, Pap smears and regular check-ins with your doctor will make a huge difference in your health and can help detect and prevent any serious issues from getting worse or occurring in the first place.
This is where having health insurance or medical aid comes in handy. Health insurance is great because this is more affordable and there is even one health insurer out there that PAYS you before you see the doctor (that’s us, Oneplan).
From all of us at Oneplan, Happy Mother’s Day!
Yours in health,
Get regular checkups and reduce risks
No matter how busy you are, you should always find time to take care of yourself. This is largely important because an ailing mom will not be able to look after her home well. Have regular checkups to prevent the top threats to women’s health like heart disease, breast cancer, etc. Keeping a track on your health will certainly help you to prevent or reduce your risk of certain conditions.
Happy Mother's Day!