Grind by the pressure of daily life, Indian women are, more often than not, suceptible to a bad health condition. Most of the credit goes to their ignorance towards health and nutrition as they invest their full concentration on the well-being of their family, especially husband and kids. For the urban women, it’s tougher. Family life, daily chores, career commitments do not allow her much to take care of her own health and nutrition. Therefore, quite inevitably, the Indian women face health issues while approaching their 40s as well as afterwards. In this self-sacrificing spree, Indian women do most harm to their own health and wellness.
But taking care of your own health is not that tough as you think. Neither will it eat up hours from your extremely busy schedule. Just a few steps and 1-2 hours a day will keep you at your healthiest best.
No skipping breakfast:
It might be impossible for you to even get a cup of tea in the morning, but do not miss your breakfast, ever. Have oatmeal or cornflakes, but do not prepare your kids for school in an empty stomach.
8 hours sleep a must:
Hit the bed right before 10pm so that you can get up early in the morning. Do not compromise with sleep thinking you are earning more hours to doing the dishes.
Practice healthy eating:
Certainly, the most important part. Do not skip meals. Include protein, vitamin, minerals and fibers in your daily diet as needed.
Have more calcium in plate:
As the experts say, women need more calcium and iron to keep their bones strong. So eat milk, yoghurt, nuts and leafy vegetables regularly to avoid risk of osteoporosis.
Add colour to your plate:
Do you know the colorful fruits or vegetables like bell pepper, broccoli, carrot, eggplant etc are enriched with carotenoids and flavonoids? They are great for your health.
Practice stretching at office:
Just do 5-10 minutes stretches between work and meetings. Do not sit at your desk for hours. Try not to have lunch at your desk either.
Walk after lunch:
Past the lunch, don’t rush back to the desk. Walk up the stairs to café or the down the lane in front of your office for 5 minutes.
Yes, another crucial point for women as at some point of life, you will suffer from the excruciating back ache. Avoid high heels and heavyweight carry bags or laptop bags. Sit straight as much and as long as possible.
Follow these 10 simple steps and live a healthy life. Remember, to take care of your family, you have to be the healthiest first.
Reynu joined WomenNow from the beginning on. She loves writing and combines this with her love for India, the country her parents emigrated from to the United States looking for a better life and opportunities. Studying litterature and journalism helped laid the foundation for her writing skills. She is into badminton and an avid runner. Her dream is to live between New York and Mumbai.