The world is passing through rather unusual times. On one hand, we have rapid advances in all fields like medical science, genetics, space technology and agriculture. The fast pace has its share of troubles compounded. Extreme levels of stress, sedentary lifestyle and total dependency on pills and quick fix medicines for health issues. Women pay scant attention to health and fitness and caught up in doing their regular chores in a society dominated by men. The women folk are far behind and need emphasis on self-care and keeping good health and fitness.
The first important thing needs following by a woman for health and fitness is sensible diet. A woman in the age bracket of 20 to 40 years typically needs about 2,200 kcal of energy for health and fitness. This decreases by about five percent between the ages of 40 to 60. Above 60 there is a 15 to 20 percent decline in need. Exceptions are during pregnancy when an added 500 kcal need. A woman should follow a diet, which has all five types of food like Cereals, Fruits, and Vegetables, Milk products, Meat or any other protein source and Fats in a balanced composition. Natural antibiotics like garlic, turmeric, and onion should also be a part of the meals. Women should absolutely avoid crash dieting, fasts and juice diets for the sole purpose of losing weight. This could lead to serious consequences in terms of compounded weight gain and bad health after stopping of such activity.
Moderate exercise every day plays an important role in every woman’s life. In the olden day’s people needed rest after a day’s work, but in today’s times, it is Exercise. Women in rural areas eat a simple diet and do a lot of manual work and hence obesity is not noticed. Women folk in urban areas have the latest automated gadgets, which can do everything from cooking, washing, and cleaning. This leads to very poor physical health leading to the important need of exercising. Simple exercises like walking, jogging, swimming, aerobics, yoga and so on need doing every day for about 30 to 45 minutes. Again, it is not intensity and severity of exercise that it important. It is the amount that helps a woman to feel good and fit throughout the day.
A woman’s mind reflects the state of her health. A healthy mind relieves the woman from negative emotions like stress, anger, anxiety and depression. Recent studies have shown that a woman is twice as susceptible to experience negative emotions compared to men. This leads to bad health due to increase in blood pressure, blockage of arteries due to high cholesterol levels and be fatal. The simplest way out for a woman is the practice of meditation. Yoga exercises, which focus more on deep breathing and concentration, like Padmasana, Shavasana, Pranayama, Nadi Pranayama need regular practice.
Women will experience positive results and feeling of confidence within a month on following of simple practices stated above. The body is a control system and women need a stress-free and positive attitude to life. “Size Zero” or any other external beauty aspect is not the goal. Beauty is from within and in the mind. Relive Womanhood and Inner Beauty Thru Diet, Yoga, and Meditation.