My mom is overweight. She does most of the housework herself without help from anyone, but occasionally asks me to do an easy chore for her, such as bringing in the mail. Should I do the chore for her even though she'll lose out on a tiny bit of healthy physical activity? If I should do the chore, why? If not, why not?
Note that my rabbi holds:
That the main commandment of honoring parents is in certain main categories, including providing food, drink, clothing, and certain other things.
But that I can neglect requests that aren't part of the main commandment, unless the neglect causes a parent great distress.