Being a mother, I can honestly say it is one of the hardest and challenging but most rewarding jobs in the entire world. However, it wasn’t until I had my own children that I realized the true strength and selflessness of my own mother and why recognizing Mother’s Day is so important.
A mother’s love is truly unconditional and their comfort and support, irreplaceable! So, this Mother’s Day, why not take the time to give thanks by giving her arguably the best gift out there? The gift of good health!
Here is a list of my top 10 healthy Mother’s Day Gift Ideas.
1. Smoothie Maker
Whether you’re a new mom, working mom or just simply a MOM, you know how busy your day can get, especially mornings! It’s because of this, most moms don’t get a chance to eat properly (or at all). This can not only effect their energy levels but also emotional well-being. This is why I LOVE making smoothies! You can quickly add all the nutrients you need to fuel your body right and take it with you on the go.
2. Smartwatch Or Fitbit
A Smartwatch or Fitbit is easily among the best fitness gifts to give your mom this Mother’s Day as it can help boost her motivation and overall fitness. Most Smartwatches and Fitbits track heart rate, calories burned and steps while offering handy tips for a healthy lifestyle. Some even display texts and emails ensuring mom can always stay in the loop even while working out.
3. A New Bike
If your mom is an outdoor enthusiast, then surprise her with a new set of wheels! A new bike can take her on and off the road for an excellent adventure. It is also an excellent workout. Look for a model with with multiple speeds and in your mom’s favourite colour for an added personal touch.
For additional help, click here for The Complete Guide to Buying a Bicycle.
4. A Foam Roller
I’m sure this next suggestion is leaving some of you scratching your heads. However, when your mom starts her workout with a stretch, it will help her reduce or even avoid aches and pains. A foam roller serves double duty by stretching and soothing sore muscles allowing your mom to unwind physically and mentally before embarking on the main workout or perhaps just the rest of her day. Look for a design featuring ridges for added knot-busting power.
Click here for 7 Foam Rolling Exercises Your Body Is Begging You To Do.
5. Resistance Bands
Again, this may not seem like an obvious choice however a set of resistance bands have many benefits. Not only are they a great alternative to heavy weights but they can help her up her fitness game and increase her strength. The resistance bands are portable, lightweight and easily included in most stretches and routines for maximum results.
Click here for 2019’s Top 5 Resistance Bands.
6. Wireless Headphones
These are a great choice to help mom get motivated and moving. Because they are wireless you never need to worry about those annoying wires getting in the way or accidentally ripped out. Your mom can listen to her favourite playlist or audio book completely uninterrupted regardless of her activity.
What woman wouldn’t want a new pair of shoes? Getting your mom a lightweight, comfortable sneaker will help her go the extra mile and look great doing it. Since cross-training requires a different type of shoe than weightlifting or jogging, consider the activities she enjoys the most before purchasing just any kind of sneaker.
Click here to read, How To Choose The Best Running Shoes.
8. A Beautiful Gym Bag
You can never go wrong with a gorgeous gym bag. It will help her carry her workout gear and water bottle to the gym in style. For an added touch include items such as a personalized towel or water bottle to place inside with an inspiring message.
9. Asian Bamboo Steamer
This is the perfect gift for those who love to cook. This steamer is ideal for low-fat meals that can practically cook themselves while maintaining their flavor, vitamins, and nutrients. Buy her a two-tiered one so that she can throw fish (tilapia, snapper, and salmon) on one level and veggies (bok choy, leek, carrots) on the other.
10. Tea Kit
Surprise your mom with a gourmet tea kit. Tea is high in disease-fighting anti-oxidants which can improve her health. Get her a selection of herbal, white, green and black teas. Also, try pairing the tea with an electric kettle. It will bring water to boil faster than the normal teapots and as a bonus for forgetful moms they switch themselves off.
Click here to learn more about the Types of Teas and Their Health Benefits. Also, for more information on antioxidants, click here to read, Antioxidants – Can They Be Boosted With Chiropractic Care?
Now, I know for many of us Mother’s Day is going to be a lot different then those in the past due to the restrictions of Covid-19. So, here is a video to help insprire you of additional things you can do for your mom to make her feel special!
Mother’s Day Gifts During Quarantine
I hope this list has helped inspire you to give your mom something special that she may not have considered for herself and that will impact her life in a big way. As an added bonus, click here to subscribe to our weekly newsletter which includes amazing natural health articles and inspiring recipes.
Dr. Morgan Sinclair, BKin, D.C. is a leading holistic healthcare doctor trained in functional medicine. She has extended her reach around the world by co-founding Family Health Advocacy, a health advocacy group lead by doctors and health professionals providing resources and education on global health matters. She has been fortunate to act as health a consultant to some of the largest companies in North America and as a professional speaker she’s had the privilege of speaking to thousands of people. Dr. Morgan is an advocate for people suffering with chronic pain and fibromyalgia and has co-authored a book on the subject.