Even though men continue to have declining rates in life expectancy and general health, this does not mean that women can continue to neglect their wellbeing and be confident whilst doing so. With the emergence of Covid-19, it’s now more important than ever for women to improve their health for a better quality of life. Besides, with a range of fashionable health tracking devices on the market, such as the Fitbit or Apple Watch (complete with customisable Apple watch straps) there’s simply no excuse! Here are three easy ways to get started:
Exercise helps strengthen your muscles and improves the circulation of blood in your body by the increase of blood flow and oxygen levels during workouts. This is beneficial in reducing the risk of heart disease, such as high cholesterol levels and coronary artery disease which can lead to heart attacks. Taking part in regular exercise reduces the percentage of fat in your body, keeping it lean and fit. The common misconception is that you need to hit the gym or purchase expensive equipment, but a simple jog around your neighbourhood block or following a five minute workout video on Youtube does the job too! However, if you do have cash to splash, then the Powerbreathe Breathing Trainer aids with enhancing the strength and stamina of the breathing muscles and has gained a recommendation from the World Health Organisation as a tool for recovering against the Covid-19 virus.
Eat clean & supplement
Eating a balanced diet is important for your body, so it can gain the nutrients needed for function and growth. Consider taking supplements if you suffer from allergies/intolerances or follow a certain lifestyle, such as veganism. Also, ensure you have at least five portions of fruit and vegetables each day as they are a good source of vitamins and dietary fibre which reduces the risk of acquiring many health issues. If you have a sweet tooth or have an affinity for a takeaway here and there, try to limit these processed foods as they can cause unwanted weight gain which can often lead to severe chronic disease such as diabetes and fatty liver disease. You’ve probably heard this a million times before, but consider quitting smoking as it can put a lot of pressure on your lung function and also try to avoid the consumption of alcohol as the detoxification process by the liver can cause detrimental consequences to overall health.
Did you know the average adult requires seven or more hours of sleep to get fully rested? Resting your body and having the correct sleeping schedule is important to ensure your body is fully charged and is able to acquire enough energy for the next day. If your body is exhausted, it can cause a negative impact on both your physical and cognitive functioning; brain fog, obesity and infertility are just a few ways little sleep can affect your body. For a better night’s sleep, put your phone away (we’re all guilty of scrolling absentmindedly, even when our kids are sleeping soundly!), consider brewing yourself a cup of chamomile tea and applying a smudge of lavender essential oil on your pillow to calm yourself down.
If you’re still struggling with your health, remember to consult with a qualified health professional for medical advice; there are so many options available to kick start your journey to a happier, healthier you!