Mother’s Day is a time to reflect and celebrate everything our mom’s have done. Whether it’s with flowers, cards, or a large family gathering. Mothers spend much of their time caring for others, so it’s also a good idea to remind them to take care of themselves. Below are just a few tips from Dr. Ali Ghahary to help your mom live her best life ever.
Mothers often tell their kids to eat their fruits and vegetables, but that advice is just as good for them, too. If you’re thinking of buying your mom a box of chocolates as part of her mother’s day gift, try something a little bit different like chocolate covered strawberries, cherries, or whatever her favourite fruit is. That way she’ll still be able to satisfy that sweet tooth but also be getting some essential vitamins and minerals from fruits that are important for maintaining good health. While it’s okay to indulge every once in a while, Dr. Ali Ghahary says patients should make sure to limit their intake of foods and beverages that are high in sugar, salt, and fat.
If your mother is diabetic, a great gift idea is a food subscription box service as several of them offer diabetic-friendly food choices. This gift can be especially great for a busy, working mom, or a retired mom who might not necessarily have the time or energy to go grocery shopping. With a food subscription box service, everything’s hand-picked for you and delivered on a usually weekly basis (depending on what type of service you sign up for); preparation is easy, as is clean-up. For other diabetic-friendly meal ideas to make this Mother’s Day, visit Diabetic Connect.
Everyone should strive to stay fit. Keeping physically active, regardless of age, can improve your health in a lot of different ways. If not only promotes weight loss and helps you maintain a healthy weight, but can also combat certain diseases and health conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, as well as decreases the risk of heart attack and stroke. Exercise can also boost the mood, give us more energy, and help us get a better night’s rest.
Physical activity is also a great way for mother’s to spend some quality time with their children and families, and it doesn’t even have to be strenuous. Something as simple as a 30 minute walk around the neighbourhood or at your favourite spot (Vancouver’s Sewall is a great walking place) can do wonders.
Lastly, another great way to let mom know you appreciate all she’s done, is to pamper her. A massage might not necessarily be something that a mother would treat herself to, but it’s a perfect gift idea to pamper mom and help her feel relaxed – and can also relieve muscle tension and even reduce stress.