Turns out, a lot of the time, mom really does know best. This Mother's Day, we're celebrating the many ways in which, when it comes to health, mom knows best. We asked our Facebook community and Twitter followers to tell us about the health lessons they learned from their mothers. Some of our favorite responses are below.
What was your mom right about when it comes to health? Tweet @healthyliving with #MomKnowsBest and we'll add yours to the slideshow below.
"Eat your vegetables, and you don't have to clean your plate if you're full. Thanks Mom!!!" -- Maggie Hayden
"Don't buy cheap shoes." -- Lori Allen Palmer
"Sit up straight." -- Linda Ursin
"Fish is 'brain food'. Eat your carrots and tomatoes." -- Annie Carlile
"Don't sleep in your makeup, sleep in your jammies!" -- Patrice Fike
"No sugar-coated cereals!" -- Christopher Kenneth Hansen
"Avoid sugar and trans fats. And if you don't buy junk food, you won't have it around the house to eat." -- Solveig Spjeldnes
"Don't drink soda." -- Laura King
"Drinking water!" -- Jodi Granger Cahill
"Eating fresh foods without preservatives. Growing your own garden. The importance of physical activity!!!" -- Aimee Wyler Kartchner
"Exercise keeps you young." -- Michele Sacks Lowenstein