Heart disease is the number one killer of women, and you can keep your mom’s heart strong by spoiling her this Mother’s Day in different ways. Here are three ways you can celebrate your mother’s love by helping her take care of her heart.
Healthy Mother’s Day Meals
Mom may love breakfast (or dessert) in bed. Start her celebration with a heart-healthy homemade meal with fresh fruits and vegetables. Don’t forget to add dessert to the menu too. Dark chocolate is full of antioxidants, fiber, and potassium. It is a delicious and healthy choice with fresh fruit and nuts. If you do go to brunch, avoid deep-fried, over salted food, and keep portion size in mind.
EXERCISING WITH MOM
Exercising with your mom is a practical and priceless gift. According to the American Heart Association, exercising for at least 30 minutes a day lowers the risk of diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and helps prevent heart disease. A family walk or yoga session is a great way to honor your mother and her health.
HELPING MOM DE-STRESS
Being a mom is one of the most stressful jobs and stress is not good for her heart. Help your mom de-stress for Mother’s Day with a day of pampering. There is nothing more relaxing than a day at the spa, complete with a massage. You can even set up a home spa bubble bath for mom.
Including any of these ideas into your Mother’s Day plans keeps your mom’s heart healthy. Plus your mom will appreciate the thought and love behind your gift.
Encourage your mom to take control of her cardiovascular health with an evaluation at Carolina Heart & Leg Center, P.A. to have a plan created specifically for her heart health. After all she’s done for you, taking care of her heart is the best gift you can give. Learn more about the Carolina Heart and Leg Center, P.A. by visiting our website at www.carolinaheartandleg.com.
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