5 Lifestyle Secrets That Healthy Moms Should Know

Joanna Marie O. Santos
September 4, 2023

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Life seems to get more hectic as we grow old, especially for mothers who are not only gaining more responsibilities daily but also have to divide the hours of their day to make sure that they have enough time to take care of their children. Sometimes, especially in family-oriented countries like the Philippines, mothers also have to take care of other family members like grandparents, and their partners. On top of it all, many mothers also have to balance these familial responsibilities with their own work and career. 


Both working moms and stay-at-home moms are truly modern superheroes. In a recent Instagram post shared by popular Filipino actress Marjorie Baretto, she explains how a recent health scare that caused a trip to the hospital has made it clear to her that her busy lifestyle had made her forget about taking care of herself. She also shares how she felt bad for her children and the people around her because her health scare had a significant impact on their lives. 


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Many families function well with the selflessness of mothers and mother figures, and sometimes their efforts can be taken for granted. In many cases, the moms themselves forget that they also need to take care of their own wellness. As mothers, it is easy to assume that they have no right to get sick, but it is important to know that if there is a lack of self-care, sickness can come more easily. In this article, we will share 6 ways mothers can stay healthy despite their busy lifestyles, and hopefully inspire moms to put more focus on their own health and wellness. 


Have A Protein-Rich Breakfast 


A high-protein breakfast is a popular habit for people who want to lose weight. With protein, we can get more energy that can help us jump-start our day right, and fuel us throughout the next busy hours until our next meal. However, a high-protein breakfast is not only a good habit for people who want to lose weight, but it can also be beneficial for busy people, like moms, who need that extra energy boost in the morning. A protein-rich diet can also help promote healthy metabolism. 


Be Mindful Of Your Diet


In addition to having a protein-rich diet, it is important to be mindful of your overall diet. According to proteinworks.com, a healthy, balanced diet includes protein, carbohydrates and fat. Introducing these to your diet can keep your energy for longer while maintaining mental clarity throughout the day. 


Observe A Healthy Work-Life Balance


In today’s day and age, especially after the worldwide lockdown caused by the pandemic, many of us have realized just how important keeping a work-life balance is. Spending day after day inside the house and with our families made us realize that a healthy separation between our work and our personal lives is necessary not only for our physical health but also for our mental health. 


For working moms, it is important to make sure that there is a clear line between your work and your personal life. For stay-at-home moms, it is important to remember to take care of yourself as much as you take care of your family members.


Stay Hydrated


It’s difficult to always remember to drink enough water daily. And for busy mothers who always have their own priorities and their children’s needs in mind, it can be extra hard to remember to drink water when needed. Of course, hydration is an essential part of our health and a significantly low water intake can have adverse effects on our health. 


To ensure that you are always hydrated, make sure to drink enough water daily. The exact amount for an individual’s daily water intake depends on a couple of factors, including their gender, how active they are, and even where they live. For women, the average daily water intake is 2.7 liters a day. Make sure to have a water bottle with you wherever you go. 


Follow A Specific Sleep Schedule


Erratic sleep schedules can affect everyone’s health. For moms, it can be extra hard to maintain a solid sleep schedule if you keep everyone else’s needs in mind before your own. A person’s ability to stay alert throughout the day depends on the amount of sleep that they had the night prior. For moms, it should be a priority to follow a specific sleep schedule no matter how busy life gets. 


Ensuring that you have a good night’s sleep will not only help regulate your hormones, but it will also help keep your stress levels at a manageable level and keep your head level throughout the day in order to tackle your daily tasks as a mother and a busy individual.


A Healthy Mom = A Happy Family


Mothers and mother figures have an important, irreplaceable role in the lives of their family members. Staying healthy is not limited to working out and cutting out carbohydrates at an exaggerated point. As moms, make sure to take care of your health as much as you take care of the surrounding people. As Marjorie Baretto said, “Health is truly wealth. Nothing else matters more than that.”