Moms: They are the original influencers. In fact, many of our healthiest habits are the ones we learned at her knee. And we’re not just talking about the little things, like brushing our teeth, but also the big stuff, like food and fitness routines – habits that change the trajectory of our lives.
Of course, our mothers’ sway on our health is powerful. “When we see first-hand what those who love and take care of us do, it can create a template for what we’d like to emulate,” says Dr. Emily Blake, a psychologist based in Montreal. So, in honour of Mother’s Day, we asked a group of women how their moms had an impact on their health values. Then we looped back with Dr. Blake to give us a sense of why it all matters.