It’s easy to point fingers at “bad” mothers who make questionable choices about the health of their kids (ahem, Tanning Mom), but the truth is that many of us learned what we know about nutrition, fitness, and taking care of our amazing female bodies from none other than our own mother. And even if you didn’t have a mom full of great advice, it’s never too late to hear what other great mamas have to say. So, as Mother’s Day approaches, here’s some really valuable, real-world health advice from Mom.
Often, we get bogged down in the negative and blame mothers for all the world’s problems, but that’s just unfair. Instead, we decided to highlight the amazing knowledge that moms have, by asking around about what unforgettable, awesome advice women received from their mothers or mother-like figures. We got tons of responses, ranging from body-positive messages of self-love, to little, everyday tips, like eating whole grains. It turns out, moms are pretty savvy.
Thank you, moms of the world, for instilling in us a love of health, fitness, and taking care of ourselves. And thanks, readers and friends, for sharing what your mom taught you.
What did your mom teach you about health and wellness? Share it in the comments!