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Your Healthy Family: Mother's Day Health Tips

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We have a health reminder for moms out there around Mother’s Day.  While Mother’s Day may be one of the few days a year when mothers get the pampering and special gifts, helping moms  find time for themselves every day is very important.  

One North Carolina mom turned her me time into serious fitness time.  45-year-old Sherry Habib hits the gym for two hours a day, six days a week.  She is a single mother and works full time as a surgical coordinator.  After a long-hard day of tending to everyone else's needs she says she looks forward to some stress relief. "I can just clear my mind and just breathe and then I feel like I'm so much better when I leave."

Many mothers get so caught up in the daily tasks of work and family life they often neglect themselves.  Doctors urge all women to take time for their health by getting enough sleep, eating a proper diet, managing stress and getting plenty of exercise.  

Sherry not only carved out some much needed me time, she took control of her health and well-being.  "My confidence level is higher because I feel healthier. I'm happier with the way I look and the way I feel."

Her Mother’s Day gift to herself, was entering a bodybuilding competition.  While she didn’t win a trophy, the sense of self and pride she walked away with was priceless.  "I can do whatever I want, if I can do this.”  Her advice to other women is simple.  “Set a goal and just take one step towards it, even if the goal is to take a 30-minute walk, just go take the walk, be outside, be alone, do something for yourself. "

While Sherri set the bar high for herself, the main point is to help mom's take time for themselves every day to do whatever it is they enjoy doing, and that doesn't have to be hard core weight-lifting.

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