A large population of women does the balancing act between professional work and personal life. In this modern day when expenses are increasing it is difficult for one person to earn and run the family and that’s why women have started taking up professional work.
However managing professional work and personal life takes a toll on the health, especially when a woman starts to age. And women’s health issues like menopause can further complicate things.
Therefore it is important that women take care of their fitness and maintain good strength so that they can live a long and healthy life. To achieve and maintain proper fitness levels there are many things that one can do.
Here are some simple tips that women can follow in order to maintain good health and fitness.
Healthy diet – It is important for women to eat foods that are healthy and help in maintaining good energy levels. This does not mean that you should give up your favorite foods. All you need to do is make certain changes so that you have healthy foods like green leafy vegetables, fruits, salads, sprouts, raw foods etc. In fact you should try and include raw fruits and vegetables in your plate so that your plate appears colorful.
Many recent studies have indicated huge health benefits of raw foods and vegetarian diet. It seems raw food or food that is not cooked by heating has all the nutrients and enzymes required by the human body. These raw foods already have the digestive enzymes in them and therefore the body need not spend all its enzymes for digesting food. This helps in easy digestion and conservation of energy.
Healthy food helps in maintaining proper metabolism and therefore helps in improving the fitness level also.
Water – Drinking adequate amount of water is necessary to keep the body well hydrated and for maintaining a stable metabolic rate. Water also helps in flushing out toxins and impurities from the body. Water helps in avoiding constipation by maintaining proper bowel movements. Drinking 8 to 10 glasses of water every day should be habit that you need to maintain.
Exercise – If you want to stay fit and healthy then daily exercise is important for you. At least 15 to 30 minutes of some kind physical activity is important.
You don’t require any big equipment or a gymnasium at home. Activities like brisk walking, cycling, swimming, jogging are all good for maintaining a good fitness levels. Those who are overweight or obese may require a lot more exercises.
The type and amount of exercise required will depend on body type and other requirements of a person. It is best to consult a fitness expert who can do a detailed analysis and come out with a customized workout plan for you.
Supplements – With age your body may fall short of certain minerals, vitamins and other nutrients. And this can be noticed in the form of weak and brittle bones, tiredness, fatigue, headache and certain other symptoms. By consuming proper supplements you can avoid mineral / vitamin deficiency in the body. This in turn will help in maintaining the strength of your bones without falling prey to Osteoporosis. This will also help in overcoming tiredness, fatigue, headache and other such issues caused due to mineral / vitamin deficiency.
You can consult a health expert and find out the kind of supplements that can help you based on your current health and fitness level.
Anti-aging – We all know that with age our skin also needs some care in order to prevent wrinkles and other age related skin problems. Consuming certain foods like blueberries, beans, cranberry juice, carrots, brazil nuts, dark chocolates, cucumbers, kelp, guava and others helps in slowing down the aging process and improve the skin quality.
Yoga – You can improve your body’s immunity and strength by practicing certain yoga exercises. Not only do these exercises help in improving fitness but they also help in overall health and wellness of the human body. The breathing exercises help in improved supply of oxygen to the cells and thus improved functioning of the cells.
The above tips are generic in nature and can help women to improve fitness levels. However if you are suffering from any particular ailment or health problem you should consult a professional doctor.