Thursday, May 7, 2015
Give the Gift of Health and Wellness this Mother’s Day
Pregnancy and childbirth complications are some of the world’s leading causes of maternal death in developing countries, according to the World Health Organization. In fact, global figures indicate that one in seven women will face complications during their pregnancy. Oftentimes, mothers must endure that pain during the process of giving life.
The life of a mother is threatened when giving birth since health complications are not far from taking place. These complications, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, include prolonged labor, abnormal positioning of the fetus, umbilical cord prolapse or compression, placenta previa, and excessive bleeding.
“During these times, mothers endure so much pain to the point of giving up, but they continue to give birth to show us how wonderful it is to live,” says Carmie de Leon, Vice President for Sales and Marketing of Healthway Medical.
This Mother’s day, we are given enough reasons to make up for what our mothers endured starting from the day she brought us to life until now—and what better gift can we give our moms than the gift of health and wellness?
“Everyone’s onboard on Mother’s day. In fact, with the countless efforts your mom did for you this year, there’s no shortage of ideas on how to make this day extra special for her,” de Leon says.
She adds, “But what quality of life would she have if her health is not given top priority?”
Now that her special day is coming, Healthway Medical—the most trusted and preferred mall-based clinic—is giving you these simple Mother’s day ideas you can give your mom to reciprocate her unremitting love—the healthiest way.
Protect her pearly whites
Your mom’s smile means the world to you—so does to her. This year, why not treat your mom to a dental check-up and see how she can brighten the room with her pearly whites.
Keep her skin’s glow
Instead of splurging on the usual skin care products that offer temporary fixes on her skin, why not sign her up for an appointment with your trusted dermatologist so she can identify what her skin problems are and how to address them? You can help maintain her skin’s glow and help her feel really good about herself through this simple wellness gift.
Keep her heart healthy
Heart disease can be inherited, but you can cut your mom’s risk of acquiring the condition by urging her to lean towards a heart-healthy lifestyle. Simple activities like brisk walking in the morning, eating foods that are low in bad cholesterol, and visiting the cardiologist for an electrocardiogram (ECG) can already go a long way in prolonging her life.
Ensure her reproductive health
Your mom needs the care of a good OB/GYN, no matter what her age is. This will ensure that she is always healthy and avoids common female-related diseases like breast, ovarian, and uterine cancers. This will improve her quality of life so you and your mom can have more happy years together.
Give her the relaxation she needs
Life seems to slow down for mothers to catch their breaths and relax even for a short while, especially when loads of tasks are calling their attention. But they need to be reminded that despite all the work they have to do before going home, it is important to recharge their energies and take a day off from all her chores inside the house. All it takes is an experience to a relaxing overnight stay in a hotel, a relaxing spa treatment, or an engaging yoga session to ease her stress.
This Mother’s day, Healthway Medical is one with you in nurturing your super mom through top-of-the-line services like HealthCHeQ, the premium brand of Executive check-up designed to respond to the health needs of individuals in their most convenient time.
HealthCHeQ packages include a complete laboratory and imaging studies, a comprehensive physical evaluation, and other special examinations. Results are delivered within 24 hours upon completion of tests.
What’s more, HealthCheQ also offers an overnight hotel stay, gym membership, spa and massage treatments, or yoga sessions to complete your mom’s wellness experience.
De Leon emphasizes that while mothers continue to nourish you from the inside and out, you also have a role to play in keeping her healthy.
“Being a mother is one of the most challenging professions in the world, yet it is also the most rewarding,” de Leon says. “Moms need occasional breaks to freshen up, but our own simple efforts can already make huge contributions to refuel her energy. As they continue to bring light into our home, it’s time for us to bring that light back to her in a way that nurtures her holistically.”
De Leon concludes, “The gift of good health is what your mom needs to stay active. This year, resonate how your mom pampers you in a way that secures her health.”
Visit any Healthway Medical clinic at Greenbelt 5, Market! Market!, Alabang Town Center, Festival Supermall, SM The Block, Shangri-La Plaza, and Healthway Manila.
To know more about Healthway Medical, please contact (02) 751-4929 or go to www.healthway.com.ph