The days are gone when women were simply bound to home and kitchen. Now a days women are leading in every field and managing their personal growth.
On one hand, this is really a proud moment for all of us to see women leading everywhere, however; it’s also a matter of thinking that due to these extra roles many of them are becoming the victim of different health issues. As women are playing lots of roles at the same time like handling Career, Home, Kids, Parents, due to this their stress levels are so high. On top of that they are not even able to maintain their workout and nutrition level because of lack of time.
On this “International Women’s Day”, it’s an ideal day to learn how to balance our professional and personal life to get the best from it.
There are basic 5 pillars of Healthy lifestyle, you just need to follow them.
Pillar 1 – Healthy Eating
Pillar 2 – Healthy Workout
Pillar 3 – Healthy Sleeping
Pillar 4 – Avoid Stress
Pillar 5 – Proper Water Intake
Pillar 1 - Healthy Eating:
As you are working women and have no time to prepare tiffins for your workplace, simply carry some Healthy snacks available around you like Fruits, Murmura, Nuts, Sprouts, Roasted peanuts, Roasted chana and popcorn, roasted wheat, roasted moong, and soy stick, Corn that is boiled or steamed, Indian snacks like idlis, poha, upma and dhokla are also very good healthy snacks options for office. You can also chomp on a bowl of fresh vegetables.
Beat your hunger pangs during work with smart snacking, and not on mugs of coffee and tea Or junk food.
Pillar 2 - Healthy Workout:
As we have already discussed that due to less time we are not able to manage our workouts or any physical activities. So here are some tips. We majorly spend our work time on calls – So WALK AND TALK as much as you, it will help you to include some of the activity into your routine. Stand up maybe during meetings, or keep standing while working if you do not have much typing work to do. In every interval of 45 min take one short walk (1 min).
There is a saying – “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” and for that, we can easily give 30 min of our day to our body which is less than 2% of your day.
Or at least you can do HIIT exercise in a day like Tabata, which hardly takes 2 min warm up + 4 min Exercise + 2 Min cooldown = Total 8 Min of your day.
Pillar 3 - Healthy Sleeping:
I know that it’s really difficult to catch with good sleep, the average adult sleeps less than seven hours per night. In today’s fast-paced society, six or seven hours of sleep may sound pretty good. Women tend to multi-task and use more of their actual brain than other leading to a greater need for sleep. Essentially, the more you use your brain during the day, the more it needs to rest while asleep. In reality, the women need more sleep than others, many are not getting the proper amount.
Adequate sleep is a key part of a healthy lifestyle. It helps you feel better, boosts your mood, repairs all the wear and tears inside the muscles. Also, can benefit your heart, weight, mind, and more.
Pillar 4 - Avoid Stress:
Stress can cause biological imbalances in our body. Cortisol Hormone is the hormone that puts the body under stress. Cortisol is produced by the adrenal glands when an individual is under stress and affects one’s health in a negative manner. The most crucial effect is of one’s immune system and weight.
Stress also leads to excessive mood swings which can be categorised as Worry, Tension, Tiredness, Fright, Happiness, Depression, Anxiety and Anger all of which takes a toll on one’s health.
Here are a few tips to de- stress yourself
2. Deep Breathing
3. Be Alert
5. Laugh Out Loud
6. Listening to soft music
7. Strolling in the park
8. Chasing your hobbies
Pillar 5 - Proper Water Intake
Water – seems very avoidable things in our fast life. However; water is the main component of the human body. 70-80% of our body made up of with Water. Adequate water intake can give you numerous health benefits. It Relieves Fatigue, Improves Mood, Treats Headaches, Helps in Digestion and Constipation, Aids Weight Loss, Flushes Out Toxins and much more
“You are more powerful than you know; you are beautiful just as you are.” ~ Melissa Etheridge
“The power you have is to be the best version of yourself you can be, so you can create a better world.” ~ Ashley Rickards
The upper quotes will help you to understand your power. If you decide to achieve your healthy lifestyle, no one can stop you. The first step is the most difficult one, so let’s get started.