Home » Diet and Nutrition News & Advice » 10 Wise Health Adages from Mom

10 Wise Health Adages from Mom


“Don’t sit so close to the television!”, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!”, “Stop slouching!” all advice, sometimes accompanied by a cuff to the ear from dear Mom.

However, it turns out that many of mom’s tidbits of advice actually carry weight when it comes to maintaining good health.  So let’s pay the moms out there credit where credit is due, here are ten wise health adages that have been passed on for generations…

1. Start Your Day with Breakfast

Mom yelled this to me every day before leaving for high school. Not that I listened to her then, but as an adult I’ve learned that breakfast is in fact the most important meal of the day. Nutritious morning fuel provides better focus and energy, revs up our metabolism, and delivers all of the essentials—i.e., calcium, protein, complex carbohydrates, and fiber—we need to tackle the day ahead.

Next »
ADVERTISEMENT

We Recommend

More on ActiveBeat
  • 13 Foods that Naturally Boost Collagen Production
    There’s a lot of buzz around collagen in the beauty world right now. A structural protein, collagen is found throughout the body in the muscles, bones, and tendons.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • The 10 Biggest Regrets When Facing Mortality
    I’ll admit that my curiosity was peeked when I found the article written by Bronnie Ware, the palliative nurse who worked for many years caring for patients in their final weeks...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Spicy Foods Could Help You Live Longer, Study Suggests
    A new study shows that eating spicy foods can lower one’s risk of dying. According to the study, eating fresh chili peppers can be particularly effective in staving off...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • People Age at Different Rates, Study Reveals
    How old is that person? It’s a question you’ve probably asked many times before. A new study shows that many factors contribute to the aging process and that many of these...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Life Satisfaction Dips When People Hit Middle Age, Study Finds
    A new study finds that people living in the West tend to feel less happy once they hit middle age.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Tai Chi Could Slow the Aging Process, Study Finds
    Anti-wrinkle creams, radical diets, plastic surgery -- people will do just about anything to stop (or at least pretend to stop) the aging process.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 7 Bad Habits That Accentuate Wrinkles
    While many of my friends, colleagues, and family members attest to the fact that they’ve earned their wrinkles—there are plenty of daily habits that accelerate the process.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 10 Age-Defying Lifestyle Changes
    There's an endless supply of ads that focus on age-defying products to make you look younger and claim to reverse many of the harm natural aging has had on your body, especially in...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Detroit Woman Now World's Oldest Living Person
    A Detroit, Michigan, woman is now the world’s oldest living person. Jeralean Talley is a remarkable 115 years old.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 8 Ways for Men and Women to Survive a Mid-Life Crisis
    You may joke about middle-aged men (and women) buying a sports car when they hit 50, but there's actually some truth behind the fabled mid-life crisis.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 8 Habits That Make You Age Faster
    With the possible exception of teenagers, just about everyone wants to look younger. That's why the age-defying industry -- which includes everything from skin creams to fruit...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Infographic: Assistive Technology for the Elderly
    With advanced age often comes muscular and skeletal issues, injuries, and even memory and communicative difficulties due to Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 12 Health Facts to Know About Blood Clots
    Blood clots – they could be hiding in your body and lead to serious complications and even death, but how would you know if you have one?
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Absorb These 14 Health Benefits of Vitamin C
    You've been told many times by parents and doctors to get your Vitamin C... but why, exactly?
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 15 Warning Signs of Ovarian Cancer
    Ovarian cancer is known as the "silent killer" because symptoms are often so subtle; they just seem like routine or common annoyances.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice