March 8th saw the world celebrate International Women’s day. It was great to see all of our timelines filled with women who have inspired so many with their stories. Here at Vitz, we are very lucky to have inspiring women part of our team.
March 14th will be Mother’s Day which is one of our favourite days of the year. Being a mum is incredibly challenging and tough however also exciting, fun and rewarding. A big thank you to all the mother’s in the world that work tirelessly to ensure their child/children are looked after in the best possible manner.
This week’s blog will be all about nutrition, health and wellness for women and more specifically for mothers.
There is no day like a Mother’s day! On most days, a mother’s average day includes hundreds of tasks and that’s just for looking after the children. On top of that, add work tasks as well any other time consuming activities a Mother may do to keep her mental health healthy. This doesn’t leave much time in the day at all, so here are some quick tips that could hopefully make days go smoother :
- Be Ahead of the Curve – By creating a plan, whether it is daily or weekly plans, we can be as efficient as possible with everything that needs to get done. This in turn will give us more chill time with the kids.
- Prep, Prep, and more Prep – Meal prepping can save valuable hours during the week which can be spent relaxing. Keeping on top of your mental health is so important, doing something as simple as meal prepping can be invaluable.
- Get the Kids on Board – Encouraging healthy eating in different ways could be key in getting the kids to be proud of healthy eating. Try different methods e.g. challenge them to try something healthy if they are competitive.
- Get Creative – When doing different tasks in the day such as cooking or even a work task its important to keep it fun! Whether its something as silly sounding as making a rule that you have to dance every hour or getting creative with the foods you eat.
For all the expecting mothers keeping healthy is a top priority, especially as this is crucial for the baby. Choosing a supplement to keep your vitamin levels, etc high can be confusing at times, but even more so when it is also impacting your little one.
Here are two big factors to consider when choosing a supplement:
- Transparency – It is absolutely essential that the supplement brand you are purchasing from is as transparent as possible. There are many supplements on the market that are not regulated in the best way or some even do not match up to their label claims. We would suggest even giving the manufacturer a call to have all your questions answered. Here at Vitz, honesty and transparency whilst maintaining a high level of quality is at the very top of our value list.
- Scientifically Backed – Doing your homework on supplements is highly recommended. Being a supplement nerd is cool! To make sure the supplements are matching their label claim for quality, dosage, etc be sure to ask the supplement manufacturer for the scientific resources such as studies on the ingredients or the supplement.
Be an All – Star Mum and take an All – Star Vitamin :
Research has shown that Vitamin K2 is very important for both the mother and child during pregnancy.
Due to the unborn child’s need for calcium, women can be impacted by a calcium deficiency. Having a lack of vitamin K2 can be detrimental for the unborn child. Skeletal development before the birth can set the pace for the child’s future bone health. Taking enough vitamin K2 ensures that the mother makes the best out of the calcium she has available which benefits her child’s bones, giving the perfect start.
In some extreme cases a calcium deficiency for the expecting mother can lead to pregnancy associated osteoporosis. This condition means the expectant mother will be in severe pain due to vertebral fractures. Vitamin K2 targets the bone producing proteins to give the bones the calcium they need.
Research has also shown, breastfeeding mothers should think about taking vitamin K2 to increase the amount of the K2 that is delivered to their new-born child. Supplements for infants can also be considered but again be sure to do your homework to ensure they are getting the best possible.