Moms Need to Be Responsible for Their Own Health

You are the most important person in your child‘s life. Not only are you his mother but you are also his nurse, maid, teacher, chef, spiritual advisor, secretary, and taxi cab driver. If Mom isn’t well who is going to fill those roles?

Your child depends on you and is used to having all of her needs met. I am challenging all Healthy Moms Magazine readers to take responsibility for their own health and wellness first. You need to take a time out from your busy life and put yourself ahead of everything else. It is alright to be a little selfish. In fact it is important for Moms to be selfish every once in a while.

Ask yourself these questions:

Am I eating responsibly? Would I feed my children the same foods that I consume? Am I overeating?

Do I take the time to exercise regularly? Adults should participate in 30 minutes of physical exercised at least three times a week.

Am I getting enough sleep at night? You need 7-9 hours of sleep to recharge your body for the next day’s activities.

Am I taking a multivitamin every day? Women of childbearing age need to take vitamins high in folic acid. You do not have to be pregnant or breastfeeding in order to take prenatal vitamins. If your child bearing days are over make sure you are taking a multivitamin especially designed for women.

Moms also need to take care of their spiritual, mental and emotional well being. Schedule time to unwind every week. Go for a brisk walk or run without your children or take a nice long relaxing bath. Take ten minutes out of your day to meditate, pray or read the bible. Studies show that people with a close relationship with a higher power or being are healthier and more confident. Socialize with other moms. We all need adult interaction in order to maintain a healthy balance in our lives.

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How well do you think you are? You can find out today by visiting, register and take My Wellness Scorecard, a fast, fun and free online quiz that provides you with a baseline assessment of your wellness in each of the three pillars of health-healthy diet + dietary supplements + regular exercise. Once you’ve completed the scorecard, you’ll discover where you are on the wellness continuum, ranging from AlphaWELL to OhWELL. And to help you move up the wellness scale, you’ll also receive personalized tips on how to improve your overall health and wellness.

The Healthy Moms Magazine also encourages every reader to enter the Life Supplemented Wellness Challenge Sweepstakes. 1 grand prize winner will receive:

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Gym Membership

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All you need to do is complete the wellness scorecard to enter. We would like to know how you scored. Are you an AlphaWELL, WELL or OhWELL? Leave your answer in a comment.

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  • CrystalsCozyKitchen , February 10, 2011

    I'm a WELL. I'll be doing better once I lose a little more weight. I've lost 6 pounds this year, and hopefully will get down to a good BMI by May!

  • Julie from Momspective , February 11, 2011

    I am actually eating better than normal but the sleep thing isn't happening. I love the night time but have day time obligations. I should nap more.

  • Liz Sacks , February 11, 2011

    Thanks for the link to this post! It was very encouraging, and I am continuing with my marathon training! It is so great to get that affirmation on things you have just a few nagging doubts on. Just enough to push you forward where you need to be!

  • Stacy , February 11, 2011

    Great blog post! I'm a WELL, although I've fallen of the bandwagon in the last few weeks when it comes to exercise. I have to get back to pilates. Thankfully, I'm eating pretty healthy.

  • hen dos , February 12, 2011

    My mom is unemployed and receives medicare. She takes care of my child while I work. Can I use her as my care provider without anything happening to her medicare benefits?

  • Cascia , February 14, 2011

    hen dos, thanks for your comment but I don't know the answer to that question.

  • Sheryl Kraft , February 16, 2011

    You are so right. If you don't take care of yourself – and feel on top of things – how can you be any good to anyone else?

  • black pearl pendant , March 23, 2011

    My mom has been having pelvic pain and she thinks she might have ovarian cancer. Should I take or to the urgent care or should I just wait 2 weeks for a doctors appointment. She has no insurance either and I'll be paying full price. Should I wait 2 weeks for a doctor for the best care?

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