Women in many countries are usually busy with chores, work schedules, and especially when they are giving birth and taking care of children. These affect women’s health as well as their life quality since there is no time left for their private interest.
If you were one of them, make a change! Here are some simple steps to take care of your health before it is too late.
1. Get moving 30 minutes a day
The most serious disease leading to death for women in American is heart disease. Doing exercise is believed as one of the best ways to prevent this problem and maintain the health of mind and bone.
30 minutes of exercising every 4 days a week will not waste you much time. You can do aerobic, cardio, or simple exercise such as: walking, jogging, dancing or swimming.
You don’t need to keep following up on the activity. Trying different movement and invite friends to do along with will make you more excited.
2. Balanced diet
A balanced and nourishing diet is the foundation of good health. The diet should provide vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that are essential for development.
A balanced diet also means no unhealthy foods such as packaged or processed foods since these kinds are high in sugar, salt, fats, and calories. Besides, instead of the fake stuff, let choose the fresh one like fresh fruits & vegetables, fresh fish, nuts, beans, etc.
There is an interesting tip for women to go shopping: do not shop when being hungry. When your tummy is calling, you will be more likely to pick up unhealthy foods and other things that you don’t really need. Now you can recall if you have ever been in that situation.
3. Healthy sex life
Believe it or not, sex life also contributes to women’s health. It does not literally mean having sex with your partner, but encompass various issues from preventing unintended pregnancy to maintaining a sagging libido.
As far as I know in many countries, giving birth is the responsibility of any married woman although she may not desire a child. In Western countries, it is women’s rights in deciding whether they will have babies or not.
Having a healthy sex life, women will have a lower risk of cardiovascular issues.
5. Stop risky habits for baby time
To have a healthy life with your baby later, you have to take care of yourself from now on. Your health affects heavily to your babies health.
You should stop drinking alcohol, smoking, and other bad behaviors. These habits not only hurt your babies but also increase the risk of complications.
So, to have a better future for your baby, eating a balanced diet, taking prenatal vitamins, and living positively is what you should do. Also, pay attention to the early signs of pregnancy to have more special care.
6. Manage stress
There are so many things that dip you into stress such as family, friends, works, kids, etc. Stress in a long time can lead to many unwanted problems:
- High blood pressure
- Back pain
- Conflicts in relationship
- Difficulties in sleeping
- Abdominal weight gain
Of course, you can search for lots of relaxation techniques to reduce stress, such as therapy, prayer, yoga, simple exercise, and others.
So, I hope you have found some useful information from the article for yourself. Hope that all women over the world will live healthily, freely, and independently.