Women are the true architects of our society — their health is our passion
Women’s health issues, though one of the most talked about topics today, a very little has been done to address them. In an urge to maintain a balance between professional success and household duties, the modern-day women forget to nurture themselves and stay healthy. Unfortunately, the multitasking experts hardly think that they are emerging out as winners at the cost of their own health.
This article is intended to help you take a break from the “too busy” schedules and make time for your healthy living. Here is a list of things that can help you create a lot of positive changes in your mind and body.
Take Time to Understand your Body
Start by observing if you have a risk factor of any genetic alignments based on family history. Listen to your body and take early measures when you sense something wrong.
Check if you are tending to be or are Obese. Obesity is proving to be the #1 cause of many alignments in women. So, address it at the earliest, eating natural food, avoiding processed options and indulging in some form of physical activities are a few simple, over-discussed but less followed tips to stay fit and healthy.
Keep your gut healthy. A healthy gut is key to a healthy living. So, ensure your digestion is good. If not have it addressed before it manifests into more serious issues.
It is ideal to have a complete health check up once in a year if are above 40years of age. Problems like blood pressure, diabetes and cancer can be managed if identified earlier.
A few tests to consider:
- Pap smear tests and pelvic examinations: To ensure that you’re safe from cervical cancer, PCOS and other fertility-based issues
- Clinical breast examinations: Helps you identify lumps, swelling or unusual outgrowths. Breast cancer, one of the major threats to women, can be figured out at a very early stage.
- Bone density tests to indicate if there is a problem of osteoporosis.
- When you’re sexually active with multiple partners, it is good to visit a doctor periodically to test for HIV and other STDs.
- Get you basic parameters like sugar levels, BP levels, Heart conditions etc., checked
- It may be good to evaluate if you have any nutritional deficiencies which contribute to certain alignments and behaviors
It is always good to be on the safer zone that regret later.
Find time to train your Mind
We have heard this famous saying by Buddha “Thoughts become Things”. If so, doesn’t it make sense for us to train our mind to generate thought that are beneficial to us?
Most of the times we are overwhelmed with our past (which can’t be changed) OR fearful of our future (which we don’t even know). In this rustle we completely miss the present which is what we have full control of, before it turns to a bad past.
I know this sounds easy told than practiced. But there is good news, the easiest way to train our brain is through Meditation. Start with just 15minutes of NOTHINGNESS [No thought State] every single day and see how relaxed, happy and in control you will start to feel.
Some of other practice that may help you stay at a better mental state are,
- Treating yourself to a nice massage or spa treatment
- Surround yourself with people who you gel well with
- Learn to forgive others – it releases you of negative energies
- Develop an attitude of gratitude.
- Cook a good meal for yourself and your family and enjoy it together.
- Avoid negative media and tune in to things which make you happy – be it good music or a comedy
- Help the needy – it is very fulfilling to be of some use to others
- Last but not the least, listen to your heart and use your happiness level as your GPS to gauge if you are on the right path.
Remember! It is never too late or too early to work towards being the healthiest you.