As a mom, it’s easy to focus all your time and energy on your children. Mother’s Day is the perfect day to remember how important it’s to take of yourself, as well. Just like you’re supposed to put on your own face mask first in case of a plane emergency, mothers need to prioritize their own health and happiness occasionally to be the best mom to their kids.
Here are some tips to help moms put their best face forward on Mother’s Day and beyond.
No matter how busy you are, remember to stay hydrated. Even mild dehydration can cause constipation, kidney stones, overheating, unclear thinking, and mood changes. How can you drink enough water each day? Here are some suggestions:
- Carry a water bottle, refilling it throughout the day
- Drink water with meals instead of soda
- Add a wedge of lemon or lime to your water to add some flavor
There’s no way around it: A healthy diet is essential for good health and nutrition. You (and your kids) should be eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, with lean meat or fish in moderation. Minimize your intake of fat, sugar, and added salt. Try to limit eating out, and choose restaurants with healthier options when you do.
It would be nearly impossible to overstate the importance of exercise for looking and feeling your best – not to mention for maintaining or improving your physical and mental health.
Here are just a few benefits of squeezing exercise into your busy day:
- Can manage or prevent many conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome, anxiety, depression, arthritis, and many kinds of cancer
- Promotes better sleep
- Boosts energy
- Improves mood
- Weight control
- May enhance sexual arousal
- Can help you have fun and be social
Mindfulness is the practice of intentionally focusing your attention on the present moment and accepting it without judgment. It’s been shown to be a crucial factor in stress reduction and overall happiness. Some more specific benefits of mindfulness include:
- Improved wellbeing
- Better physical health
- Improved mental health
While all mindfulness techniques are forms of meditation, some people prefer certain techniques over others. If one thing doesn’t help, try something else.
Get endermologie® Treatments
This Mother’s Day, take advantage of the many benefits of endermologie® so you can look and feel your best. With various face and body treatment options, endermologie® services have numerous benefits for busy moms.
Most endermologie® treatments only take 15 to 35 minutes – perfect for the busy mom! With no downtime needed after a session, endermologie® treatments are easy to fit into even the busiest mother’s schedule.
Relieves Pain and Inflammation
The deep tissue mobilization provided by patented endermologie® devices can increase local blood flow and decrease the accumulation of fluids, helping reduce inflammation and pain associated with connective tissue injuries, swelling, muscle spasms, and a variety of pain-causing problems.
Reduces the Appearance of Cellulite
The roller and suction system used during body endermologie® treatments manually stimulates fat cells for deep tissue mobilization, reducing the appearance of cellulite without invasive procedures or long recovery times.
Rejuvenates Facial Skin
endermologie® treatments can temporarily improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, jowls, under-eye bags, and loose skin on the neck and under the chin, taking years off your appearance.
Improves Blood and Lymphatic Circulation
Regular endermologie® treatments, which feature patented roll and flap technology, have been shown to temporarily increase blood and lymphatic circulation, which can reduce swelling and ease the pain.
BONUS: Tips for Getting Back in Shape After Giving Birth
The average woman gains approximately 25 to 35 lbs during her pregnancy. While a lot of this weight is gone when the baby is born, there is still some weight to be lost after delivery. Getting back in shape after having a baby can help you feel like you have gained back control of your body.
First off, congratulations, you just delivered a miracle! You should feel proud of what your body just produced, and ready for the joys of being with your baby outside of the womb.
All that aside, most women tend to claim that they want to lose their post-pregnancy fat and feel in shape again.
While some of this fat is essential for breastfeeding, there is some weight that is safe to lose. So, the question is, how do we bounce back after delivering a baby and lose those unwanted pounds safely?
Keep reading to learn everything about getting back in shape after having a baby.
Yes, you read that right! Depending on how much breast milk you are producing, breastfeeding can burn an average of 500-800 calories per day! Now you probably understand why your body wants to hold on to that fat after delivery.
Some women can drop most of their baby fat from breastfeeding alone! Be very careful about following a diet at this time, as you need those calories to keep your baby nourished. Focus on eating nutrient-dense foods and you will be fine.
Exercise With Your Baby
By bringing your baby along with you while you exercise, you are able to stick to your exercise plan and not feel guilty about being away from your baby.
There are many fitness classes for new moms to include their babies. Lookup a mom and baby fitness class near you and you will have no problem getting back in shape!
Meet Other New Moms
One of the most commonly discussed topics among new moms is how they are feeling about their post-pregnancy bodies. Of course, we need to keep our beauty in line, so ask them if they want to be your exercise partner!
This is the perfect time to meet other new moms, go for walks, and exercise together with your babies in the park.
Be Gentle With Yourself
Remember that your body just delivered a baby, your hormones are all over the place, and you are probably exhausted from lack of sleep.
When you are feeling those moments of guilt with the weight gain, take a step back and acknowledge what your body just created.
Get Some Rest
Lack of sleep is linked to high cortisol in the body, and high cortisol leads to the inability to lose fat. With a newborn baby, chances are you are not sleeping well at night.
When at all possible, put yourself down for a nap along with your baby. Forget about the laundry; you can do that later. This is your time to rejuvenate.
Look and Feel Your Best With endermologie® Treatments
Whether you’re a new mom or an empty nester, endermologie® treatments can help you look and feel your best. Find a clinic offering endermologie® treatments and book a short session today.
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