A woman is a giver who puts her wishes after everyone else’s. This can at times result in her overlooking the tiny dark spot on her cheek or the slight emergence of a frown line on her temple. Not being on her priority list, these things often go unnoticed until it’s too late. This Women’s Day, we want you to sit back and take a break and take some time out to focus on your health and not just this day, but every single day. We give you some easy-to-follow tips that will help you keep up with your health and fitness along with the diet.
Here are some of the health and diet tips every woman must follow to keep going-
1. Do not cut out any food groups from your diet
Aim to get 2 to 3 servings of lean protein, 3 servings of calcium, and 3 to 5 servings of healthy grains daily. Each meal (and some snacks) should include at least 1 fruit or vegetable.
2. Load up on lots of water
Water is critical to replenish the lost fluids when you are working out. If you don’t replenish your internal water supply, you can easily become dehydrated-which in turn prevents your body from performing as it should. This is more of a problem for women than for men, because, unlike men, women tend to have more body fat than muscle. And body fat doesn’t hold water as well as muscle. Instead of picking up an energy drink, stick by old plain water and you will do just fine.
3. Kick-start your day with a healthy and heavy breakfast
Breakfast can make or break a diet, because breakfast helps set the tone for the rest of the day. If you’re one of those people who thinks skipping breakfast is a good way to lose weight, think again. Eat clean and organic and try to stay away from processed meats and foods as much as possible.
4. Do not obsess over dieting
One must not obsess over dieting. It is okay to accept your body as it is; what is important is to ensure eating healthy and keeping yourself physically fit. Focus on building your stamina and engage in exercises.
5. Feed your skin with healthy and natural ingredients
It shouldn’t be only your overall health but also you skin that needs some attention. For once, toss your chemical-laden commercial skincare products and use natural kitchen ingredients instead. They will help you get a gleaming skin.
6. Do not forget to engage in at least 30 minutes of exercise
It is not just your diet that will ensure a healthy body, but also some physical activity or exercise. It is not necessary to spend two hours at the gym, but just 30 minutes of your favourite outdoor sport, gyming, running, walking, et al can help you out.
7. Get yourself checked every six months
Regular health exams and tests can help find problems before they start. They also can help find problems early, when your chances for treatment are better. As a woman, you need some special exams and screenings. Health check up might include, a pelvic exam, pap smear, a clinical breast exam etc.
8. Do not stop yourself from indulging
Keeping yourself healthy does not mean you forget munching on your favourite foods. Indulge in these foods once in a while to make yourself and your tummy happy and going. Do make sure you don’t overeat only to ruin your diet.
9. Stop stressing! Include bright coloured foods to up your mood and get going
Nowadays, stress has become synonymous to us humans and one cannot avoid considering the many pressures in personal and professional lives. Load up on de-stressing foods and include more bright coloured fruits and vegetables in your diet that will help liven up your mood instantly.
10. Avoid smoking and alcohol
While occasional drinking is fine, making it a lifestyle habit is extremely dangerous. Not only do smoking and drinking cut short your lifespan, but also make you look a lot older and dull.
Follow these basic health and diet tips to lead a positive, fit and enduring life!