Monday, 4 May 2015
GO ASK YOUR MUMMY!
In honour of Mother's Day coming up on Sunday, I have decided to have this write up...Go Ask Your Mummy!
Mothers are the best! They love and take care of us unconditionally, they scarifies for us and make sure we are ok, at all times.
However, history has shown over time that daughters are at risk of getting the diseases their mother's battle with. Mother's have a way of hiding what they are dealing with, just to protect us but I think thats really not protecting us, its putting us at risk. Have that conversation with your mum today, ask what you are at risk of having, what is she dealing with, what your grandma dealt with, your aunties(paternal and maternal)? Knowing your family history can help prevent any kind of disease lurking in your body.
Yes we are get scared, we say things like "what I don't know won't kill me", well what you don't know might just be killing you slowly. Early detection of any kind of disease is always better. Share your family history with your health care provider, they might be able to give you tips on how to manage the condition. And just because you mum has these diseases or it's in your family doesn't mean you will get it automatically, it just means that you are likely to have them and you can control your health by making lifestyle changes and checking in with your health care provider form time to time.
Even if your family has a clean bill of health, you should be aware of the diseases you can get form your environment, stress, and the kind of life you are living.
Its very important to eat well, and to be physically active.
Happy Mother's Day to all the beautiful, strong and loving Mums out there.