Women today, are busier than they ever used to be; trying to balance the demands of household chores, work, children and to add to it the pressure to look and eat a certain way, juggling all of these roles can be difficult for any woman and carving out time for some self-care can be challenging.
As a woman myself I am here to make this seemingly daunting but very necessary step happen and put you on the path to better health! It’s all about perspective, prioritizing YOU and making simple tweaks to your lifestyle.
Here are the 7 steps:
- Eat right: Eating a balanced, nutritious diet is especially important for women. Not only can the right food support your overall wellbeing, it can boost your mood, your energy and help you maintain a healthy weight.
- Eat more fruits and veggies.
- Choose whole grains.
- Try brown rice or red rice instead of white
- Switch to whole wheat bread/ chapatis/pasta.
- Choose lean proteins like fish, beans and legumes.
- Cut down on processed foods, sugar, salt and saturated fat
- Eating healthy doesn’t mean you have forgo your favorite piece of chocolate or cake, just look that are made fresh everyday, your local neighborhood bakery is the best place
- Drink more water :
- To lose weight
- Flush out toxins
- Improve digestion
- Improve your mood
- Prevent kidney diseases
- Ensure good intake of supplements: Women are at a higher risk of vitamin deficiency. Whether women in her 20’s, 40’s or 70’s, our body needs supplements. So while you can make sure to consume foods rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Iron, Iodine, Magnesium, Calcium and Omega 3-fish oils; depending on your diet consult your doctor or nutritionist to advice on what supplements would compliment your healthy eating habits.
- Have an exercise regimen: Exercise every day, the more active you are the better. Exercise boosts your heart health, builds muscle bone strength.
- Aim for 2 hours of moderate activity like brisk walking or dancing once a week.
- If you are ok with vigorous exercise, stick to 1 hour and 15 minutes of activities such as running or playing tennis.
- If you’re busy, try short burst of activities through the day like take the stairs instead of lift, park your car away from your destination.
- Log 7-8 hours of sleep: Sleep is important for various aspects of brain and bodily function. A good nights rest:
- Increases concentration, productivity and performance
- Enhances memory
- Improves your immune function
- Decreases risk of diseases such as diabetes, heart conditions, obesity and obstructive sleep apnea
- Cut down your stress: You probably can’t avoid stress altogether, but you can always find ways to ease the impact. Don’t take on too much; try to set limits for yourself and others. Stress can have significant health consequences. Try these simple things to help you manage expectations and thus manage stress levels:
- Deep breathing/Pranayama
- Massage and spa therapies
- Talking to friends, family members or professional counselor
- Visit your doctors for regular health checks: To truly stay on top of your health, you’ll need to do more than just see you general practitioners when you fall ill. Preventive care is very important and getting a health checkup periodically helps in managing your health, preventing progression of health concerns and keeping you in pink of health!
So take some time out to pamper and nourish yourself. Do reach out to us for any health concerns. At Syncremedies you can talk to doctors from Allopathy, Ayurveda and Homeopathy TOGETHER to find the most effective solution for your health concern. Connect with us for more information at +91 8884886567 or visit us at www.syncremedies.com.