Is there ever a day in the life of a mom where she just gets to enjoy it to herself?
As many moms can tell you, taking care of one or more kids is a task in and of itself, let alone when you’re not feeling well. In those cases, a mom’s work can oftentimes be put to the test.
Whether you are a stay at home mom or work outside the house, taking care of your health is paramount for several reasons. Not only do kids need a mom who is healthy and able to care for them, but those moms also want to be healthy in order to keep costs down when it comes to doctor visits and medical insurance.
So, how can moms lessen the likelihood of getting sick, not being able to care for their children, and keep their medical bills in order?
One of the best ways to go about that is by having a wellness program in place.
As a number of personalized healthcare providers can tell you, getting out in front of potential illness and injury is critical to lessening its potential severity and cost to the insured.
In order to do that, moms especially should make sure they do the following:
*Get regular exams- Although it can be hard due to time allotment, moms need to make sure they receive regular exams, including checking for breast cancer If caught early, the odds of dying from breast cancer can be lessened, though each case is obviously dependent on a number of factors, including family genes. Although it can be easy to put off exams with all moms have to do, make it a priority for the sake of not only you, but your children;
*Practice a healthy lifestyle – Even though most moms can never seem to fit enough hours into the day, it is important that you find the time to eat right and exercise. Given that you probably preach to your kids the importance of eating right, do you follow suit? It can be too convenient to eat on the run or even skip meals with all you have to do as a mom, something that can come back to haunt you over time. When it comes to exercise, make the time no matter what your schedule may be. If you don’t have the desire to exercise on your own, find a friend, co-worker, family member etc. and get going. Even just taking a half an hour walk daily can help you keep your weight in check and exercise various muscles;
*Win the battle over stress – Lastly, it should come as no surprise that many moms find themselves stressed out at the end of many days. Although your kids are your priority, take some “me only” time and tend to yourself. Whether it is a day at the spa, getting your hair and nails done or just relaxing at home while the kids are gone, don’t let stress get the best of you. As many medical pros can tell you, being too stressed can lead to a number of health problems, issues that can impact your quality time with your kids.
So, is it time to rethink your health and start thinking about a wellness plan for yourself and those you love?
Author Abby Evans is a mother and freelance journalist currently reviewing health options for her family. You can connect with her on Google+