William Ross Wallace, the renowned writer, once declared that the skill that moves a foundation is an ability that governs the world. A mother earns a more reputation than we seldom give her. While we might try to acknowledge mother with flowers and cards, we should get a moment to flash on all the obligations we owe her, especially with our health concerns. As it rotates around, Mom was always right about all the down-home assumptions and facts that made us moan during our growing up.
While growing up junk food was everyone’s favorite; however mother maintained on feeding us veggies, fruits, and other healthy foods. As it turns out, the benefits of this fresh produce and whole grains add to immune system strengthening and protection against cancer and heart disease. Mother was always right on the type of nutrition to feed us since junk foods, on the other hand, are full of sugars, salts and promote obesity, dental cavities, and high blood pressure. Mother was also requesting us to drink soups, and as it turns out soup was advantageous for us since soups limit symptoms like achy joints, runny nose, and sore throats.
Mom used to insist on us washing up before meal times, it was an excellent idea particularly after play and attending to exotic pets and farm animals. These lovable pets and farm animals have been associated with deadly outbreaks of several bacterial contamination causing kidney failure, fever, vomiting, bloody diarrhea, or even death.
Mother commanded us button up our overcoats and dress in warm clothing before heading out for play. It turns out that chilly weather does accentuate the immune arrangement and can substantially decrease our endurance to diseases, particularly when not accustomed to the condition. Mom was always right since even the professional athletes racing in cold weather shield themselves by restricting susceptibility and covering themselves with warm attire.
Mom used to tell us to spend limited time stuck on the TV and to devote more time outdoors playing. Exposure to video games, TV, and other media has been connected with high-risk behaviors like tobacco and alcohol, quicker sexual activity onsets and increased aggressive and violent behavior. Prolonged television viewing also contributes to childhood health problems and obesity, as it turns out, Mom did not only want us to turn into “couch-potato.” Mom was always right when she ordered us not to strain our eyes, and turn down loud music. Loud music leads to measurable hearing loss, while eye strain causes eye-shorted-ness.
During our later development stages into adulthood, Mom regularly did challenge us when we were going get married and settle down. Some moms even humorously asked their daughters when a suitable guy walked by that he was one with a steady pulse. Marriage is good for our mental, physical and emotional health; prolonging our lives. Married people live longer, and healthier individuals get married sooner. Mom would also regularly advise us to save ourselves for marriage. Premarital sexual conduct leads to sexually transmitted infections, STIs that could lead to neurological and urinary problems, infertility and pelvic pain. In fact, AIDs the standard STI kills many people yearly across the globe.
While we may not have understood during our time of growth, we should thank Mom for reprimanding us to go to church and say our night prayers. Religion is healthy for the soul and body, older grown-ups frequenting at least once a week religious services live abundantly than those visiting shortly often. It is rational for spiritually and religiously active people to also live longer since religion inhibits high-risk conduct and the involvement in extramarital sex, crime, and tobacco, alcohol, and drugs use.
Mom would order us to get to bed during the times when we would insist on burning the midnight lamp while trying to prepare for big exams. Mom was directly helping us get enough sleep after exposure to study material; that is significant for learning. School students who sojourn up all night after reading only clear out the possible profits of their studying session. Sleep divestment also causes dangerous driving, irritability, and other common simple errors, which can be precarious to our health.
Mom used to advise us to say no to drugs. Every year, illicit drugs lead to numerous deaths around the world with drunk driving a primary cause. Diseases related to tobacco use include cancers and heart disease, with many smokers dying young before reaching their optimum fulfillments.
Mom was always correct introducing us to the value of education, accompanying us to school, library and was often patient teaching us on how to read and write. We should particularly acknowledge the love she bequeathed upon us during the so ever trying growing up times.
As we got older, our playing times were more stressful and time-consuming. Nonetheless, Mom used to pack our water bottle and snacks and would spend her times on the lawns watching every minute of our play. She taught us what it meant to be growing up God-fearing and trusting only in Him. She would intently listen to our reasoning and even after our relationship heartbreaks; Mom would be there to pick up the pieces reminding us that any anyone does not define who we are.
Mom would be present at every game and award ceremony, even though we thought it wasn’t cool for her to be present. She challenged us to be nothing less than our best in everything. Mom allowed us to make our mistakes, even when we know best all along because that’s what the best moms do. And in all those times, she was in persistent prayer that we would make the right choices. Mom was always correct and had the best of our interests at heart, even though we gave her anxiety over it.