Today’s women are always on the go and ready for every challenge and responsibilities that come in her way. Therefore it’s essential to take care of their physical and mental health for an overall well being.
Women mostly practice taking care of their families and households. They are even leading the world towards prosperity and the overall betterment of society. They are always on the go and usually ignore themselves in aspects of life like health, beauty, lifestyle, and fitness. Health is an essential asset which everyone needs to take care of. After all, our body is our temple, and we should take care of it with the utmost responsibility.
Here are seven health tips which should be followed by every woman regardless of their age and lifestyle.
1. Consumption of a balanced diet
Always make nutrition your priority, overindulge yourself in a diet which is full of vitamins, calcium, and proteins. Add fruits like orange, Indian gooseberry, lemon which are an extremely high source of vitamin E and antioxidants. It helps in boosting up your immune system and metabolism.
Dark green and leafy vegetables are a rich source of nutrients and multiple vitamins. While broccoli, kale, spinach is a rich source of vitamin K. It’s suitable for females who tend to lose weight or even maintain the appropriate weight. Consumption of nuts and seeds is equally important as they are high in good fats and proteins; flaxseed, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, etc. are rich in omega-three fatty acids, which is excellent for bone and muscle health.
Physicians always focus on healthy and balanced diets for women, but in this fast-paced and perfect world, it’s sometimes become very difficult to fulfill the requirements of our body, and there comes the need for multivitamins.
We are all aware of – to fulfil the basic needs of the body; vitamins are necessary. It is always advisable to consult a doctor before consuming any medication or artificial form of vitamins as it can create problems in the coming future once the body gets utterly dependent on such sources.
Well, multivitamins will not make you live for 100 years straight. But it may help to live a better life as it will fulfil all the deficits of your body. It may help you provide the nutrition that you might not get from your everyday food. Hence, we recommend consuming multivitamin supplements daily.
2. Avoid smoking, alcohol, and drug abuse
Such practices get you involved in addiction, and then there is no going back; it harms your physical health and takes a huge load onto your mental health as well. Smoking and alcohol consumption increases the chances of lung diseases and heart attacks.
3. Good sleep
It is important to relax your body and give it at least 7-8 hours of sound sleep daily. Good sleep will ensure a better and energetic next day; it helps in overall betterment and restoration of the body, helps in maintaining a better digestive system, good skin, relaxed mind, and boosting up your immune system.
A good sleeping pattern will also ensure to keep you happy and relaxed. It minimizes anxieties, and stress levels, the most common problem with people is the stress it’s caused due to overthinking and continuous working of the mind.
Sleep will help you calm it down, which is also going to save you from further chronic health conditions like high blood pressure, migraine, and diabetes.
4. Avoid excess of sun
Don’t come in direct contact with the sun from 10 am to 2 pm, as they are harmful to the skin. The direct contact with the sun rays and lead to sunburns, rashes, and even skin cancer, and nothing can be more worst. Always make sure to apply a generous amount of SPF 30 or more on your body and face, try to cover your face with a scarf, and wear sunglasses when out. If spending more time under the sun, try to carry an umbrella, it may protect your head from the direct rays of the sun.
5. Indulge yourself in physical exercises
Invest at least 20-30 minutes of your day in some sort of exercise like cardio, weight training, swimming, Zumba, etc. It doesn’t matter if you’re already slim and skinny. You should always get your self involved in some physical activities. After the age of 30, women start to lose their bone density and muscle health. In that case, it becomes imperative to take care of your diet and lifestyle, and exercise is one such activity that will help you build a better lifestyle. Usually, people say weight training is something that is not supposed to be performed by women as it would turn her body structure into a man’s.
Well, let me tell you it’s the biggest myth; weight training is excellent for women as it helps in shedding weight, toning the body, and build muscles.
It is essential to take up weight training as an activity, or else there are some problems that will affect you in a longer period like joint pain and knee pain. You’ll start losing your muscles and the endurance to work for long hours. Ultimately your body will start losing strength, and you will be kept on medication for the rest of your life.
With time your skin also starts losing its glow and radiance. Do not hesitate to invest in good creams and treatments for your skin. Aging is a very normal and natural process that happens to everyone, no one can stop it, but yes we can definitely delay it by taking some precautions before it’s too late.
After the age of 30, skin starts looking dull due to dark spots and skin discolouration – this is a sign that you need to take care of your skin. Invest in good skincare and follow it religiously. Along with this, make sure you are having rich, essential nutrients, fibre diet.
7. Never skip your doctor appointments
Make sure to visit your doctor every year for a regular check-up even if you’re feeling healthy. After the age of 40, takes regular check-ups for blood pressure and diabetes. In case it runs in your family make it extremely serious and as a sensitive issue.