May is here and Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Moms all across the country finally get a day for themselves because they often don’t get enough credit for the work that they do. They birth us, nurture us, and teach us about the world. They help us become the person we are today. What are you doing for your mom this year? Buying her some flowers or taking her out to brunch? Maybe you’re looking for some healthier options this year? If so, we have some healthful ways to celebrate your mom and give her a day she won’t soon forget.
Cook a Healthy Brunch for your Mom.
All moms love brunch. This is an uncontested fact. But do you really want to go to a crowded restaurant, with subpar food lacking nutrition, served by people who are too busy to care? If your mom is anything like mine, she’ll prefer having a nice brunch at home. For one thing, it’s cheaper.
Avocado toast, eggs Benedict, and mimosas all cost about half as much as they do in a restaurant, and you usually get about twice the quantity. It’s also healthier. Home-cooked meals usually have much less calories, sugars, salts, and fats. Restaurants like to add a lot of different ingredients to enhance flavor, but they also make the dishes less healthy. When you’re cooking at home, you can also control what ingredients you use so you can make the meal as healthy as you like it to be. Cooking brunch for your mom is a cheaper, healthier option, and you’ll also get to impress your mom with your cooking skills.
Plan a Spa Day to Celebrate Mother’s Day.
Another thing moms like to do is going to the spa. After all, who doesn’t want to feel pampered? Massages, saunas, mud baths can do wonders for stress levels and stress can have adverse health results. High blood pressure, depression, anxiety, obesity, insomnia are all consequences of stress, so it’s important to make sure that mom gets a day to relax and not have to worry about any responsibilities.
Massages are a great way to improve circulation. You can also take turns between going into a hot sauna and a cold pool. This will help release a lot of the lactic acid in your body that builds throughout the day. You can also take her to get facials, microdermabrasion, or improve her skin tone at beauty spas. Some of them, like Liquivida Lounge, offer all these services and also include things like IV drips, lipotropic injections, and hormone replacement, so that your mom can look her best and also feel her best. Spas are a great way to help your mom improve her health and feel good almost instantly.
A Healthy Mom Is a Happy Mom.
A good way to get healthier is by getting physical. Sure it’s not always the most fun thing to do but there are plenty of fun ways to get a workout this Mother’s Day. You can try going for a hike on a nature trail together. Hiking is a good way to burn calories and it gets you into nature, which can be great for your mental and emotional health. Fresh air, sunlight and a nutrient IV drip can be a welcome relief when you’re working all day inside an office. All that oxygen and vitamin D will help boost your mood and offer a great way to relieve some stress. It’s also a good way to connect by going on a long walk where the two of you can talk and share an experience together.
Besides hiking, there are usually plenty of Mother’s Day specials for yoga. The two of you can release some negative energy and learn to be more mindful while posing your body. This can help clear your mind and help you feel relaxed. It’s at least a good start to the day before brunch.
Take Mom to a Farmer’s Market.
Going to a farmer’s market on Mother’s Day can be a great activity to share together. There’s a lot of fresh and cheap organic produce to shop for that you can use later to make a refreshing and healthy smoothie or fruit salad. Usually, there is also a lot of good international food to choose from that is being made with fresh ingredients right in front of you. You can try foods from Europe, South America, the Caribbean, and even Africa and Asia. You’d be surprised as to unique and interesting things you can find.
Farmer’s Markets usually have vendors selling vintage clothes, home-made crafts, jewelry, and antiques that you can shop for. Some of the things you can buy may be good souvenirs of your day together. It can be a nice, relaxing way to spend your Sunday together.
Practice Mindfulness by Doing Some Gardening.
One nice way you can celebrate Mother’s Day is by helping your mom plant a garden. Basically all you need to do is dig up a good patch of lawn. Then decide what kind of garden you want to make, whether it’s a zen garden or a vegetable garden. They go shopping for some soil, seeds, and some gardening tools. You can also buy some cute garden decorations like gnomes or flamingos. This can be a fun way to get creative while also spending some time outdoors. If making a garden isn’t your thing or you don’t live somewhere where that’s possible, you can try going to a botanical garden and strolling through. That’s another way to enjoy the beauty of a garden and getting some fresh air while you do it.
How to Have a Healthy Mother’s Day?
All you really need to have a happy and healthy Mother’s Day is to do something you both will enjoy. You can make brunch, go to a spa, go for a hike or to yoga, check out a farmer’s market or a garden. Whatever you decide, just make sure to treasure your mom for who she is. Being a parent is never easy so show her that you care and give her a day to herself. She’ll be eternally grateful.