“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.