It may be called- feminism, women empowerment or women’s awakening- women have successfully broken the shackles of traditions, obscurantism and emerged from the veils of the four walls of their homes to create a better future for themselves. And where do we see them today- as legislators, administrators, writers, teachers, managers, CEO’s of multinational companies, astronauts, and the list is quite long enough to fill the whole length of the webpage.
In the middle of all this success, however, health takes a back seat as women forget to build a healthy life style for themselves. Studies have shown that working women’s bodies need additional nutritional supply than what they ordinarily need and that these women are found to be more susceptible to heart attacks, symptoms of anxiety, depression, high cholesterol levels, increase in body weight, osteoporosis. So when you can take care of your home, your kids and husband why not just keep a record of a healthy lifestyle; read the article to make sure that you enjoy your role as a home-maker and as professional worker.
Tips for Healthy Life Style:
Working Women, make it a point to make the following changes into your daily life style so that you remain fit and fine all through your blooming careers:
A Proper Morning Diet:
Working women often tend to skip their early morning breakfast, but it is highly recommended that you take time to drink a glass of milk, have bread, oats and some fruits rather than just grab anything from the table before you leave for your office as it is the most important meal of the day. In addition, you should take a balanced diet containing enough proteins, vitamins and minerals. Fresh fruits and vegetables can also be included in the list.
Stress hormones can take over those women who always stay busy with work and family matters, do not de-stress themselves thereby creating health problems like depression, over eating, menstrual disorders and skin irritation. Stress relieving can also be as simple as taking a regular quiet time alone. You can also include later on a daily ten to twenty minute yoga session, simple breathing exercises, stretching or taking a stroll outside in the evening with your family.
Try to give yourself a proper sleep to get rid of the days stress and wake up feeling fresh and more energetic in the morning so that your kids always call you a ‘super mom’. So the mantra is, ‘early to bed and early to rise; makes a working woman healthy, wealthy and wise.’
Try not to remain glued to your desks all day long, take a break by getting up from your desk at least once every hour or walking around the parking area during lunch and tea breaks. This makes sure that you don’t fall prey to back and neck problems as women have a high tendency to develop these two disorders.
If you never forget to give your kid a water bottle to school so why not take a water bottle to your office! Sip lots of water throughout the day to remain healthy and work efficiently. Fresh fruit juices without artificial sweeteners are also recommended.
Supply of Nuts:
It is also recommended that they keep a handful of nuts and seeds in your carry bag or in your desk-drawer so that you snack on them throughout the day, no matter how much busy you are. Eating nuts (not overeating them) ensures that your body doesn’t fall short those vital nutrients essential for your eyes, hair and a glowing skin.
The feet have a lot of work to do as they carry your body weight. Take time to relax your feet as they have more than 600 sensory nerve endings that are attached to every organ system of your body. A simple massage, dampening your feet in luke warm water for a few minutes will do the needful.
Regular Health Checkups:
Make sure that you include regular health check ups in your lifestyle. Remain vigilant towards your health care needs and keep a record of your blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Not having a proactive approach towards your health can lead to a low self esteem at your work place and you would be the last person to want that.
Although a high exposure to sun’s rays isn’t recommended but because of the fact that you remain sun blocked in offices all the day, it becomes all the more necessary that you give your skin the necessary vitamin D that it needs to stay glowing and shiny.
Engaging in Social Activity:
This activity is very useful for those women who have a heavy work load. You can socialize with your friends, plan out a holiday with your peers or family and if possible engage yourself in some social work
What Prevents You from Maintaining a Healthy Life Style?
The following is the list if the things that act as a roadblock between your health and your career:
No Entry to Sodas:
Many of the working women seem to be drinking soda drinks but you should be aware of what you drink. Soda either contains lots of artificial sweeteners (causing high cancer rates) or high fructose corn syrup (causing diabetes). Moreover, Soda dehydrates your body making you feel thirstier after drinking them.
Avoid White in Diet:
Avoiding white doesn’t refer to egg whites. White flour and white sugar products like donuts, cookies, and muffins add loads of calories to your body without any corresponding nutrition addition to your diet. Those women who take such items with them to be eaten as a substitute for lunch keep on eating these items all day and still remain hungry!
Say No to Fast Foods:
Junk Foods can interfere with your stomach and can lead to accumulation of unwanted fats in your body. If you have been counting on these junk foods as a lunch at office, try to avoid them and instead take a home made lunch box to your office so that you keep your stomach working in a better condition.
No High Heels, Please:
Wearing High heels for more than two to three hours a day is enough to land you in trouble as it may lead to twisted toes (which can only be treated by a painful surgical procedure), severe back pain and dislocation of foot bones. So the next time when you are going to your office and have an important presentation to deliver put those high heels on only a short while before your meeting.
Don’t carry a Heavy Handbag:
Women usually stuff up their bags with a number of gadgets and accessories, thereby carrying a lot of weight on their shoulders. In the long run the habit has serious heath implications leading to acute back pain, neck problems as well as weak posture. So switch on to a smaller bag to reduce the damage that has already been done.
Never Sleep With Makeup On:
It is highly advisable that you clean your face of any trace of makeup before going to sleep as leaving makeup on your face leads to clogged pores and congested skin.
Highlighting the above issues can make sure that women play vital and multiple and in the process you have got to strike a perfect balance between not only your work and home but between your work and yourself. Take control of your lives as you have the power to change your present for a better and healthy future!