15 Health Choices Every Woman Should Make!
Being a woman is a tough job. Women are more prone to diseases, and illness than men are and hence should opt for a better and healthier lifestyle. With osteoporosis and heart conditions topping the list, women can ensure healthy lifestyles by making these 15 healthy choices for themselves.
1. FIND AN ENJOYABLE WORKOUT
Exercise improves mood, and makes your sleep better. It helps maintain a healthy weight and provides you muscle and bone strength.
2. DRINK MORE WATER
It can help you lose weight, improve your mood, and keep you hydrated, and keep your skin fresh and vitalized.
3. STAND MORE
The more time you sit in a chair, the higher is your risk of suffering from obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. Standing makes you active, keeps your joints healthy and working, and safeguards you from all these diseases.
4. MODERATION IN ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION
You shouldn't be exceeding the U.S. dietary health guidelines of consuming no more than seven drinks a week and not more than three a day: Regularly consuming more alcohol than that can cause both minor health issues; low energy and blotchy skin, and major health problems like strokes and certain cancers.
5. LOVE YOUR BODY
Your body does so much, even if you don’t like every single aspect of it. Learn to appreciate your body’s worth, and you'd be much happier and healthier because it.
6. LEARN HOW TO COOK AT LEAST A FEW TRULY DELICIOUS HEALTHY DISHES
Recent studies show that if you enjoy the food you eat, it's much easier to stick with a healthy-diet plan—whether it's designed for weight loss or simply overall wellness and health.
7. FIND A DOCTOR YOU LOVE, OR AT LEAST ONE YOU'LL LISTEN TO
Your level of ease with your doctor and how comfortable you are with him is of extreme importance. When you like and trust your doctor, you're more likely to share the information they need, listen to their recommendations, and follow their instructions.
8. PRACTICE MINDFULNESS WHENEVER POSSIBLE
Mindfulness has been related with lesser levels of stress, extra brain capacity, and other positive effects. Hence zoning out, or meditation would help you in achieving a healthier life.
9. DO REGULAR HEALTH CHECKS
To stay in the best of your health, you would need to do more than just visit your OB/GYN and general practitioner once a year. You would have to do regular checkups and really take care of yourself.
10. GET YOUR VITAMINS FROM YOUR FOOD AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE
Supplements may cause negative effects on your health. Doctor prescribed supplements are good in certain situations. But generally, a better idea is to gain as many vitamins and minerals you can from your daily diet. Hence it would be less likely to have any toxicity concerns.
11. TAKE CARE OF YOUR MENTAL HEALTH
Dealing with depression and stress diminishes our mental health, effecting our happiness and over all well-being. Psychological issues need to be treated and help of a professional therapist is much needed, hence they shouldn’t be ignored.
12. SWEAR OFF EXTREME DIETING
Extreme dieting is harmful for your health; according to a study, to lose more than a pound a week is dangerous to your health. It prevents your body from receiving all the necessary nutrients that it needs, and would eventually lead to bad effects of malnutrition and starvation.
13. LIMIT TV TIME
Keep your time to watch TV under strict observation, it has severe health related consequences on your body, and you are more likely to gain weight. It may have a negative impact on your relationships too. Keeping the minimum minutes for watching TV is a good idea.
14. DITCH THE FOOD GUILT
It's good to intake sugary or fatty foods once in a while, treat yourselves to chocolates, and cakes, but in lesser quantities, excess of anything is bad for your health. Whereas, feeling guilty about it will not do any help in losing he extra calories.
15. PROTECT YOUR HEART
Scarily, a study says that one in every four women will die from a heart disease; choosing a healthy lifestyle, and a low cholesterol diet is a good idea. Treat yourself, but keep in mind that cholesterol and bad fats are bad for your heart. Also as said above, visit your physician regularly.