A healthy lifestyle is the best way to avoid disease, prolong your life, and live more happily. But in the chaos of a woman’s daily life, healthy living may take a back seat to responsibilities, work, busy schedules, and more.
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as "a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity"
Women's health has been defined as "a patchwork quilt with gaps". Although many of the issues around women's health related to their reproductive health, including maternal and child health, venereal health and breast health, and endocrine (hormonal) health, including menstruation, birth control and menopause, a wider understanding of women's health to comprise all aspects of the health of women has been urged, substituting "Women's Health" with "The Health of Women".
Adopting simple steps in the daily routine is the key to a healthier life.
Set a goal for 45 minutes of movement at least four days a week. Walking or jogging can be accompanied by Aerobic, or cardio or yoga. A blended routine keeps your exercise plans thrilling. Cardio mixed with strength training is the best combination. Strength training builds muscle, boosts metabolism and helps you maintain stronger bones. This is especially important in postmenopausal women.
A wholesome diet is the groundwork of a healthy lifestyle. Beyond weight loss and maintenance, eating a balanced diet is decisive to a woman’s overall health. Decent food provides vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that are imperative for growth, well-being, and development. Eating a balanced diet starts with avoiding unhealthy foods. Packaged and processed foods are often full of sugar, salt, unhealthy fats, and calories. Avoid the fake stuff, and choose the better options such as fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and nuts.
You can intake a daily multivitamin but eating vitamin-rich foods serves up the extra benefits of healthy fiber and minerals. Eat a variety of foods in a variety of colors and you should meet your vitamin, mineral, and fiber requirements without the need for a supplement.
Deal with your stress elegantly. Career. Kids. Family. Friends. Volunteer work. Many women are whirling in stress and responsibilities around them. You can manage stress with relaxation techniques such as prayer, meditation, music, yoga etc
Pay a visit to your doctor. Other than breast exams and gynecological visits, you should make sure to visit your doctor regularly for checkups and screening tests. You should have blood work, biometric data such as blood pressure and weight, and other preventive testing measures done at your yearly physical. These tests can tweak possible issues in the bud.
Discovery ways to keep yourself happy and satisfied that will eventually reflect positivity in your mental and physical health.