Health is one of the most important aspects of life for most people. For moms, the health of the family is the most stressful aspect of life. Moms have a myriad of fears concerning their own health and their children’s health. There is also a lot of pressure on moms to keep informed, to heed ‘official’ advice and to instigate and enforce changes in lifestyle for all the family.
Apart from natural instinct, there are a number of practical and cultural factors driving this change. One is a lack of confidence in our healthcare system. Another is that many people now desire a slower, simpler life. We constantly feel like we are rushing or not in control and this new behaviour is an attempt to win back some control. Third is that on a superficial level, it is a sign of success.
From Wealth to Health
Body and Mind
Health is now a key ingredient of success. The pressure of ensuring the whole family is physically and mentally healthy is a burden that is weighing heavily on mothers.
Moms feel particularly stressed in relation to food. The sheer volume of information around food coupled with ever changing do’s and dont’s leaves moms unsure as to what to do.